April 12, 2006

KVUE NEWS wins Murrow for Overall Excellence Three Years in a Row.

Austin, TX -- The Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) has awarded KVUE-TV with three Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in electronic journalism, more than any other local television station in Austin. For the third year in a row KVUE took home the award for Overall Excellence. In addition to this the station was honored with awards for Best Videography (Todd Rogenthien) and Best Series (Boot Camp Hazing).

"It's an honor to be recognized by the Associated Press, The Headliners Foundation of Texas, and RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Foundation for excellence in broadcast journalism," Said KVUE News Director, Frank Volpicella. "It's a privilege to be entrusted with the responsibility of providing news and information to our viewers. The staff at KVUE News upholds the traditions and values of responsible and ethical journalism each and every day. It is an honor to work with such a dedicated group of journalists. I am proud that they've been recognized in so many ways by their peers for their hard work and excellence in broadcast journalism."

President and General Manager, Patti C. Smith states, "It is an extreme honor to have the staff recognized for their exemplary work by these fine organizations. The contributions made by each and every employee towards our commitment of public service through journalistic integrity are significant. I am proud that their efforts have been recognized by the harbingers of excellence in broadcast journalism, the Associated Press, The Headliners of Texas and RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Foundation."

About The RTNDA
RTNDA has been honoring outstanding achievement in electronic journalism with the Murrow Awards since 1971. Earlier this month, 28 radio and television news managers from markets across the country spent three days judging the entries. Regional winners automatically become eligible for the national awards competition, which will be judged in early June. The national Edward R. Murrow Awards will be presented on October 16 at a dinner in New York. RTNDA, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTNDA represents local and network news professionals in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries.

KVUE-TV is a 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 approximately 7,700 employees and more than $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates media franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, the Mid-Atlantic and Rhode Island. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets); 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). Belo operates more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases and corporate communications, is available online at www.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.