June 21, 2005

KHOU-TV Wins 14 Lone Star Awards

Houston, TX KHOU-TV Channel 11 has won 14 Lone Star Awards from the Houston Press Club, more than any other Houston television station. KHOU won eight first place awards in the categories of Television Photojournalist of the Year, Spot News, Hard News Feature, Best Consumer News Reporting, Editing, Public Affairs, Sports Feature and Feature Story Internet Original. KHOU also won awards in the categories of Television Journalist of the Year, Feature Story Internet Based News-Collaborative and Politics/Government Internet Based News-Collaborative.


"This team of journalists, photojournalists, editors and support staff make it their business to do great work every day," says Keith Connors KHOU-TV Executive News Director. "I'm proud of their efforts and pleased that they've been honored by the Houston Press Club for their outstanding service to our viewers and our community."

Channel 11 won the following awards:


Television Photojournalist of the Year
1st Place: KHOU-TV Photojournalist Keith Tomshe


Spot News
1st Place: KHOU-TV Reporter Nancy Holland, Photojournalist Frank McBride


Hard News Feature
1st Place: KHOU-TV Reporter Jason Whitely and Photojournalist Keith Tomshe
2nd Place: KHOU-TV Reporter Jeremy Desel, Photojournalist Gus Pereyra and Editor Henry Howell


Best "Consumer News"
1st Place:
KHOU-TV Reporter Eileen Faxas, Producer Juanita Jimenez and Editor Charlie Butera.


Editing
1st Place:
KHOU-TV Editor Charlie Butera
3rd Place: KHOU-TV Editor Chris Henao


Public Affairs
1st Place: KHOU-TV Reporter Jason Whitely and Photojournalist Tony Delgato


Sports Feature
1st Place: KHOU-TV Reporter Jeremy Desel, Photojournalist Frank McBride


Television Journalist of the Year
2nd Place: KHOU-TV Reporter Mark Greenblatt
3rd Place: KHOU-TV Reporter Jason Whitely


Feature Story Internet Original
1st Place: Reporter Shern-Min Chow, khou.com Producer Greg Johnson


Feature Story Internet Based News-Collaborative
2nd Place: Reporter Jeremy Desel, khou.com Manager Jim Thompson


Politics/Government Internet Based News-Collaborative
2nd Place: khou.com Senior Editor Michelle Homer, khou.com Manager Jim Thompson

The Houston Press Club Lone Star Awards honor the best journalists and communicators in the state of Texas.


KHOU-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 7,600 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also 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). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, affluent populations and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and al dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and the d, El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com.