HOUSTON - KHOU-TV Channel 11 has won eight prestigious Lone Star Awards from the Houston Press Club. Channel 11 won three first place awards in the categories of Television Journalist of the Year, Hard News Feature and Public Affairs. The station also won awards in the categories of Photojournalist of the Year, Feature Photography, Consumer Investigation, Sports Feature and Investigative Series.
"This team of journalists make it their business to do great work every day," says Keith Connors KHOU-TV Executive News Director. "I'm proud of their work and pleased that they've been honored by the Houston Press Club for their outstanding service to our viewers and our community."
Channel 11 won the following awards:
Television Journalist of the Year
1st Place - Jeremy Desel
Hard News Feature
1st Place - Jeremy Desel and Tom Empey
1st Place - Juanita Jimenez and Lynn Roder
Television Photojournalist of the Year
2nd Place - Frank McBride
2nd Place - James Wineman
2nd Place - Jeremy Rogalski, Chris Heano, David Raziq, Keith Tomshe
3rd Place - Matt Musil, Joel Fernandez
3rd Place - Mark Greenblatt, David Raziq
The Houston Press Club Lone Star Awards honor the best journalists and communicators in the state of Texas.
KHOU-TV 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.