April 6, 2006
KHOU-TV CHANNEL 11 NAMES 6 PM NEWS ANCHOR
Houston -- KHOU-TV Channel 11 has named Len Cannon as a co-anchor of 11News at 6 p.m.
Cannon is an award winning journalist best known for his work as a correspondent for "Dateline NBC," and as a substitute anchor for "NBC Nightly News," "Weekend Today," "MSNBC" and anchor of "Discovery News." Cannon has also worked for "Court TV," WNYW-TV in New York City, WWL-TV, KHOU's sister station in New Orleans, KOMO-TV in Seattle, WDSU-TV in New Orleans and WDHO-TV in Toledo.
"I'm delighted to have Len join Channel 11 to help carry the tradition of award winning quality journalism we provide our viewers every day," says KHOU-TV Executive News Director, Keith Connors. "Len has a distinguished career in broadcast journalism and is superbly qualified to join veteran journalist news anchor, Greg Hurst on 11News at 6 and the 11News team."
"I'm honored to be joining a newsroom with a nationwide reputation for outstanding journalism and investigative reporting," according to Cannon. "I'm looking forward to moving to Houston and working with 11News to help continue this tradition of excellence."
Cannon's first newscast will be April 17. The award winning reporter will also contribute to other 11News broadcasts as a reporter.
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 7,700 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.