January 6, 2005
WFAA-TV names Mike Devlin as vice president/station manager
Dallas, TX -- North Texas' leading news station has named Mike Devlin as vice president/station manager. Devlin comes to WFAA from Belo-owned KHOU-TV in Houston.
"Mike is a solid newsman and a proven manager -- we are pleased to welcome him to WFAA," said WFAA president and general manager, Kathy Clements. In his role at WFAA Clements said Devlin will be responsible for a variety of areas, including news, engineering, the station's Web site, WFAA.com, programming and the operation of the joint sales partnership between WFAA and KFWD-TV (Channel 52). Devlin will report directly to Clements.
Devlin was named vice president/news for KHOU in January 2001 after serving as executive news director since June 1998. During his tenure at the CBS affiliate in Houston, KHOU received two prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, a national Polk Award and a pair of national Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) Edward R. Murrow Awards. He presided over a newsroom at KHOU in a station that was named "Station of the Year" by Electronic Media for 2000.
Devlin joined KHOU from KATU in Portland, Oregon, where he served as news director from 1994 to 1998. In 1996, the KATU staff earned the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for continuous coverage of winter floods. Prior to being appointed news director, Devlin served as KATU managing editor from 1989 to 1994. From 1984 to 1989, he was a reporter and Fort Worth bureau chief for WFAA. Devlin also worked as a news reporter in Nashville, and Huntsville, Alabama, and served as the assistant press secretary to U.S. Senator Warren Magnuson.
"Mike is a top notch journalist and brings a strong level of leadership with him," added Clements. "We look forward to him returning to WFAA in this new capacity."
Devlin is a graduate of Washington State University and holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He is married and has two daughters.
WFAA-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 www.belo.com . For more information contact David Muscari, vice president/strategic alliances at 214.977.6490.