April 12, 2006
13NEWS and WVEC.COM Honored With 2006 Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards
Norfolk , VA. -- WVEC-TV13 receives two 2006 EDWARD R. MURROW REGIONAL AWARDS. 13NEWS AT 5:00 wins Newscast: large television market and WVEC.COM wins Web site (broadcast-affiliated).
"I am thrilled that we have won two very prestigious awards. While each of these awards is special in its own right, the fact we are competing against stations in larger markets, including Washington D.C., and Baltimore make these accomplishments even more gratifying," said President and General Manager Nick Nicholson. "It takes a team effort to turn out the quality product we deliver every day." Nicholson added.
"13NEWS and WVEC.COM have an outstanding reputation for providing up-to-date and relative information Hampton Roads viewers want. This is truly an honor." said Rich Lebenson, News Director, WVEC-TV13. The Radio-Television News Directors Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.
WVEC-TV13 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 more than $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.