February 20, 2006
Bernie Heller Named Vice President of Advertising for The Dallas Morning News
Dallas, TX -- The Dallas Morning News has named Bernie Heller as its new vice president of advertising. In this position, Heller will oversee all sales activities for The Dallas Morning News and its Web site, DallasNews.com. Heller has been the acting director of advertising since October 2005.
"Since taking on the role of acting director, Bernie has shown exemplary leadership and management of the advertising department," said Jim Moroney, publisher and CEO of The Dallas Morning News. "He earned this opportunity, and I am confident that he will continue to aggressively move our advertising efforts forward."
In early 2005, Heller was named senior director of major and national sales. He Bernie began his tenure at The Dallas Morning News in October 2003 as director of national advertising. Prior to joining the News, Heller worked for the Newark Star-Ledger as national advertising manager and as advertising director for a small newspaper in Bridgeton, New Jersey.
"I believe in this paper, and I believe in the team with which I've been working," said Heller. "The Dallas Morning News and its companies are doing terrific things in terms of innovations in advertising and I'm honored to be a part of it."
About The Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Morning News 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 7,700 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 and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and 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.