November 15, 2004

Belo names Nicholson vice president and general manager of KMSB-TV and KTTU-TV in Tucson

Tucson, AZ -- Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) announced today that it has named Lawrence D. "Nick" Nicholson as vice president and general manager of its Tucson television stations, KMSB-TV (FOX) and KTTU-TV (UPN). Nicholson is currently vice president/Sales and Marketing at WFAA-TV, Belo's ABC affiliate in Dallas/Fort Worth.

In his new role, Nicholson will report to Donald F. "Skip" Cass, Belo's senior vice president overseeing the Company's Southwest cluster of television stations, cable news operations and newspapers. Nicholson will assume his new responsibilities in early December.

"Nick's leadership will be a tremendous and positive addition for our Tucson television operations, and his appointment speaks to Belo's commitment to the Tucson market," said Cass. "Nick's experience in sales, marketing and programming in both large and mid-size markets will bring depth to our team. We are excited about Nick coming to Tucson."

Nicholson has been in his present position with WFAA since 2001. From 1995 to 2001, Nicholson was the director of sales and marketing at WFAA. He was general sales manager for WESH-TV in Orlando, Fla., from 1991 to 1995. While at KOTV-TV in Tulsa, Okla., Nicholson was local sales manager from 1985 to 1989 and general sales manager/program manager from 1989 to1991.

He was an account executive for WFAA from 1984 to 1985, an account executive for WTVC-TV in Chattanooga, Tenn., from 1983 to 1984, and holds the distinction of being among the first to participate in the Belo Broadcasting Executive Development Training Program from 1982 to1983.

Nicholson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas.

KMSB-TV and KTTU-TV are 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 7,600 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 Skip Cass, senior vice president/General Manager of KTVK-TV and KASW-TV, at 602-207-3300.