August 1, 2005
WFAA-TV names Valerie Roberts Executive Producer in station's market leading news department
Dallas, TX - Valerie Roberts has been named executive producer at WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Roberts joins WFAA from WXYZ-TV, the ABC affiliate in the Detroit market where she worked as managing editor. In her new role at WFAA she will oversee the station's dayside news producers, writers, and support personnel and have an instrumental role in shaping editorial content on a daily basis.
"Valerie has extensive news management experience in major markets," said Michael Valentine, WFAA executive news director. "She has worked as both an assistant news director and a news director, and we feel fortunate to hire someone of Valerie's caliber. She will be a fine addition to our newsroom."
Prior to working at WXYZ, Roberts served as news director at WEYI-TV in Flint, Michigan and assistant news director at KDVR-TV in Denver. She begins her new role at WFAA on August 15.
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 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 WFAA.com or by contacting David Muscari, WFAA Vice President/Strategic Alliances at 214.977.6490.