October 22, 2004

Belo to host quarterly earnings conference call

Dallas, TX -- Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) said that it will host a conference call to discuss the third quarter 2004 earnings release and other matters of interest to shareholders and analysts today, Friday, October 22, 2004, at 1:00 p.m. CDT.

The conference call will be simultaneously Webcast on the Company's Web site (www.belo.com/invest). Following the conclusion of the Webcast, a replay of the conference call will be archived on Belo's Web site.

To access the listen-only conference lines, dial 1-877-777-1973. A replay line will be open from 4:30 p.m. CDT on October 22 until 11:59 p.m. CDT on October 29. To access the replay, dial 800-475-6701 or 320-365-3844. The access code for the replay is 750540.

About Belo
Belo Corp. is 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 Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations, at 214-977-6626.