October 20, 2004

KHOU-TV wins top honor at Emmy Awards

Houston, TX -- KHOU-TV Channel 11 has won 14 Emmy Awards from the Lone Star Chapter of the National Television Academy, more than any other Houston station. Among the awards KHOU received the top honor of Overall Station Excellence.

Emmy's were also given to KHOU for outstanding work in the following categories:

- For General News (No Time Limit), reporter Jeremy Desel, photojournalist Gustavo Pereyra and editor Henry Howell won for their story "Cop Art." Desel also won an Emmy in the Texas Heritage Report category for his story called "Remington Steel." In the Series Report category, 11News reporter Doug Miller won for "The Strange Case of Coral Watts."

- In the Hard News Feature (No Time Limit) category, 11News reporter Dan Lauck won two Emmy's. One with photojournalist Tom Empey for their story "A Warning About Doctors." The second along with photojournalist Jim Wineman for "Dead Man Walking." Reporter Dan Lauck also won in the category of Hard News Feature (Same Day) with photojournalist Keith Tomshe for "Checks in the Mail." For Light News Feature (No Time Limit), reporter Carolyn Mungo and photojournalist Keith Tomshe won an Emmy for "Eye on Third Ward."

- For Investigative Report, Executive Producer of Investigation David Raziq and Investigative Photojournalist Chris Henao won for "Juvenile Injustice." In the Outstanding Interactivity category, Scotty Kilmer won for his segment "Crank It Up." In a collaborative effort with Active Imagination, KHOU won in the category of Informational Program for "The Heroic Century: An Inside Look." Active Imagination Producer, Writer and Director Beryt Nisenson won the Emmy, as did Christopher Hogan, Director of Photography, and John Lance for Audio Post Production.
For Entertainment/Variety Program, entertainment reporter Johnathan Walton won an Emmy for "The Best of Walton's World." In the category News Writing, 11News reporter Carolyn Mungo won for "Mungo 2004" and 11News Defenders consumer reporter Eileen Faxas won for "Neighborhood Nuisances."

"Winning an Emmy is no small thing. Winning fourteen is an accomplishment to be extremely proud of," according to KHOU President and General Manager, Peter Diaz.

"Winning Emmy awards is not about us, it's about our viewers. It's about providing quality news our viewers can trust every day. Channel 11 is producing news worth watching. We know our viewers appreciate quality and we hope more people will tune in to see great examples of local news stories told by great journalists."

The Lone Star Chapter of the National Television Academy gives Emmy Awards for excellence in television. The awards were given at a ceremony in Houston over the weekend.

KHOU-TV is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,900 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates media franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets); owns or operates seven cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo operates more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases and corporate communications, is available online at www.belo.com. For more information contact Wendy Burkeen, APR, 713-521-4312.