BELO CORP. STATION'S WEBSITE REGOGNIZED AS BEST BROADCAST SITE
PORTLAND, OR -- KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 was the top television station in Portland to be recognized at the recent Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Northwest NewsChannel 8 won two awards, more than any other Portland television station, in the Region 1 Television Large Market Division.
Region 1 is comprised of stations in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. The awards, given out by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.
Northwest NewsChannel 8 won in the following categories:
"It's an honor to receive this recognition in this prestigious competition. We're especially pleased that our ongoing efforts in delivering in-depth news and information via our website were acknowledged," said Rod Gramer, Executive News Director of Northwest NewsChannel 8.
KGW 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