June 12, 2006
WVEC-TV13 Honored With 4 Emmy Awards from The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Norfolk , VA. -- WVEC-TV13 was the only Hampton Roads station to be recognized with 4 Emmy Awards for News, Creative Services and Production at the 48th EMMY Awards, held Saturday, June 10th in Washington D.C.
Excellence in Newscast: Morning/Daytime Medium Market was awarded to 13NEWS DAYBREAK, anchored by LaSalle Blanks, Janet Roach, Meteorologist Craig Moeller and produced by Brenda Carden.
13NEWS received its second Emmy award for Best News Special. "BRAC Battle: Target Hampton Roads" produced by 13NEWS Military Reporter Mike Gooding, Senior newscast producer Bob Bennett and Executive news producer Kathleen Harrington.
"I'm very proud of the 13NEWS team and their accomplishments," said Rich Lebenson, News Director, WVEC-TV13. " the extended coverage on the BRAC situation was vital to understanding issues impacting viewers and the community in general." Lebenson added.
WVEC-TV13 Creative Services was honored for Best Promotion: Image-News . The 13NEWS WEATHER LAB promotion, produced by Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lawson, along with Executive producers Matt Earl, William Varnier, Sean Devereux and Eugene Gonzales.
"It's a wonderful feeling to see my team recognized at this level," said Director of Creative Services and Production Matt Earl. "I can't say enough about their talent and craft; creating ideas and visuals that continually redefine the standard in this market." Earl added.
WVEC-TV13 also received the award for Best Commercial: Campaign . "Hampton Roads Magazine" was produced by Kathleen King, Bobby Rangel and Art Director Eugene Gonzales .
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 $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.