February 24, 2005

Engel promoted to corporate controller at Belo Corp.

Dallas, TX -- Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) announced today that Alison K. Engel has been promoted to Corporate Controller, effective immediately. She will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Company's accounting practices, policies and procedures, including corporate financial reports, financial transactions, public filings and enterprise-wide adherence to compliance reporting standards. She will supervise the corporate financial accounting team and support the controller functions at Belo's media business units.

Dennis Williamson, senior corporate vice president /Chief Financial Officer, said, "Ali brings outstanding leadership capabilities and financial management expertise to her new responsibilities. She has played a critical role as director/Accounting Operations in setting accounting policy, establishing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and serving as an effective team leader with a proactive, solutions-oriented management approach."

Engel joined Belo in 2003 as director/Accounting Operations. She possesses more than 12 years of financial management experience at diversified, multi-unit business organizations and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Engel's previous responsibilities have encompassed financial reporting and audits, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, income statement analysis and SEC financial filings.
Engel earned her Masters degree in Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a CPA, certified in Texas, and is a member of the AICPA, TSCPA and Texas Exes.

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 $1.5 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 & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.