April 1, 2005
King 5 honored with three regional Edward R. Murrow awards
Seattle, WA - KING 5 Television is proud to announce that it has been honored with three prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards given by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). THE RTNDA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.
KING 5 won the following awards in the Large Market category for Region 1, which includes Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Oregon and Washington:
1. Overall Excellence
This is KING 5's second consecutive award for Overall Excellence.
2. Web Site (Broadcast Affiliated)
King5.com was recognized for its dual role in disseminating information from KING 5 News broadcasts while simultaneously generating original content. KING 5's web site was selected for its superior design, content, and interactivity.
3. Sports Reporting
Michael King, Dino Delarosa and Kevin Glantz won the regional Murrow for Ballboy, the story of an 80-year-old fan who chases home run balls in the parking lot at Tacoma Rainier games.
These regional winners will move on to the national competition. National Edward R. Murrow awards will be announced in June.
KING 5 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 $1.5 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.