December 8, 2004

WCNC-TV adds new local sales manager

Charlotte, N.C. -- WCNC-TV, the NBC affiliate in the Charlotte market, has added a new local sales manager to its sales and marketing team. Joining the group is Christopher Arline. His hiring was announced by Lynn Bailie, vice president for sales and marketing for WCNC.

Chris comes to WCNC from Dallas, Texas, where he was local sales manager for Belo's Texas Cable News operation. Before TXCN Chris was an account executive for the top rated WFAA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, also a Belo property. A member of Belo's Emerging Leader Program, Chris will be a key component in WCNC's continued sales and marketing success in 2005 and beyond.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. He begins his local sales manager duties on Monday, December 13.

WCNC-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 7,600 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 John Rice, Director of Creative Services WCNC-TV at 704-329-3684 or email .