June 5, 2006
KING 5 Honored with Nine Society of Professional Journalists Awards
SEATTLE, WA -- The Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington Pro Chapter honored KING 5 Television with nine awards for excellence in journalism. The award ceremony was held Saturday, May 20, 2006 at the Seattle Hilton. SPJ firmly believes it is the role of journalists to provide information in an accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable manner. SPJ honors journalists who excel in their craft.
KING 5 is proud to announce it has earned the following awards:
1. TV Top 100 Market/Spot News, First Place, Chris Daniels and Tom Tedford, "Courtroom Chaos"
2. TV Top 100 Markets/Investigative, First Place, Susannah Frame, Eric Olson and Kellie Cheadle, "Deals of Deception"
3. TV Top 100 Market/Investigative, Second Place, Susannah Frame, Eric Olson and Kellie Cheadle, "Trouble on the Tarmac"
4. TV Top 100 Market/General News, Third Place, Susannah Frame, Eric Olson and Kellie Cheadle, "Tacoma Sidewalks-Cracks in the System"
5. TV Top 100 Market/Sports, Honorable Mention, Chris Daniels and Peter Cassam, "Quann Conquers the Sound"
6. On Line Media/Original Lifestyle/A&E, First Place, Susan Wyatt, "More People Catching Orchid Fever"
7. On Line Media/Spot News Adaptation, Third Place, KING 5 Staff, "Motorcyclist Hurled into Lake Washington"
8. On Line Media/Best Affiliated Website Design, Third Place, KING 5 Staff, king5.com
9. Sweepstakes Award, Television, KING 5, presented to the media outlets in Western Washington with the most awards in their categories
KING 5 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.