October 18, 2004
Belo names David Duitch vice president/Capital Bureau
Dallas, TX -- Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) announced today that David Duitch has been named vice president/Capital Bureau. Duitch, 48 , is currently vice president/News for WFAA-TV, Belo's ABC affiliate in Dallas/Fort Worth. In his new role, Duitch will oversee the Washington, D.C.-based Capital Bureau's newspaper, television and online operations and will report to Jack Sander, president/Media Operations. Duitch will assume his new responsibilities in January.
In making the announcement, Sander said, "David is an outstanding journalist who has led our flagship television newsroom to some of its best work. The WFAA news department is positioned for continued success. In Washington, David's commitment to journalistic excellence and to content-sharing across Belo media operations promise to lead the Capital Bureau to an even larger contribution in the future."
The Capital Bureau, opened in 1997, houses the Washington-based staff of Belo's television and newspaper bureaus and a full television studio. The bureau's reporters cover national news, providing an all-important national perspective to Belo's television stations and newspapers at the local level.
Prior to his current role as vice president/News for WFAA, Duitch was the station's executive news director from 1999 to 2002. He was promoted to that position from director of news/Television Group, which he held from 1998 to 1999. Duitch served as executive news director of KXTV, Belo's formerly owned ABC affiliate in Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto, California, from 1995 until 1998. He also served as news director at KOTV, Belo's formerly owned CBS affiliate in Tulsa from 1994-1995.
Under Duitch's leadership, his newsrooms have won a duPont-Columbia Award, a Peabody Award, national and regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, Emmy Awards, Associated Press awards, national IRE awards, National Headliner Awards and the Cronkite Award for Political Coverage.
Prior to joining Belo, Duitch was executive producer of special projects at KDFW-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth from 1992 until 1993 and served as executive producer of news and specials at WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1987 until 1992. From 1980 until 1987, Duitch held positions as a reporter and producer at stations in Nebraska, Kansas and New York City, where he served as senior producer and line producer at CNN and line producer at WNBC-TV. He began his broadcasting career in 1979 in Jerusalem, Israel, where he served as a producer and reporter for the Israel Broadcasting Authority.
Duitch graduated magna cum laude and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University. He is married with two children.About Belo