November 10, 2005
KHOU-TV Wins Katie Awards
Houston, TX - KHOU-TV Channel 11's Investigative unit, The Defenders has won two prestigious Katie Awards from the Press Club of Dallas including the top prize for all media, The Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is given for the best overall outstanding body of work in journalism for the year.
The award was given to Channel 11 Investigative Reporter Mark Greenblatt, Investigative Executive Producer, David Raziq and Investigative Photojournalist, Chris Henao for their work on several investigative reports in 2005.
A Katie Award was also given to Greenblatt, Raziq and Henao for the story, "A Few Good Men" in the category of Television Investigative Reporting. "The 11News Defenders embody Channel 11's commitment to in-depth investigative reporting," says KHOU-TV Executive News Director Keith Connors. "It's the kind of reporting we believe truly serves our community by exposing waste, fraud and wrong-doing. I'm proud of the work this investigative team does to connect our viewers to what matters when it matters most."
The Katie Awards were handed out in a ceremony in Dallas over the weekend. The Katie Awards celebrate excellence in journalism and mass communications in a five-state area in the Southwest.
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 or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.