November 4, 2004

Belo strengthens its commitment to supplier diversity, creates position to reinvigorate diversity initiatives

Dallas, TX -- Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) announced today it is strengthening its commitment to supplier diversity throughout the Company and its nationwide group of television stations, newspapers, cable news stations and Web sites.

Our goal is to partner with minority- and women-owned businesses, building upon existing relationships and creating new ones, to make our supplier base more closely reflect the communities we serve, said Robert W. Decherd, Belo s chairman, president and chief executive officer.

The Company has promoted Marilyn Townsend to director/Supplier Diversity and Corporate Services to lead the effort. Townsend s immediate focus includes reinvigorating the Company s supplier diversity program, enhancing Belo s outreach to women- and minority-owned businesses and increasing public awareness of Belo s diversity initiatives.

Townsend assumes the new position immediately. She reports to Dan Blizzard, Belo s vice president/Operations.

Prior to her promotion, Townsend was manager/Travel and Corporate Services for Belo since 2001. She will continue to direct the Company s travel and corporate services department in her new role. Prior to joining Belo, Townsend worked in various account management and sales positions with WorldTravel BTI, American Airlines and The Pillsbury Company.

Townsend graduated with a bachelor s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. She received an associate of arts degree in psychology from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1984.

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 7,600 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 For more information contact Carey Hendrickson, Belo s vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.