June 20, 2006
WVEC-TV13 honored with 2 VAB Awards from The Virginia Association of Broadcasters
Norfolk, VA -- WVEC-TV13 was recognized with two VAB Awards on Friday, June 16th. The Virginia Association of Broadcasters sponsored the annual Station Awards Program, honoring the best work of Virginia broadcasters for the 2005 calendar year.
Outstanding Website, Commercial Television was awarded to WVEC.COM. "It's very gratifying to be honored by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters as the best television Website in Virginia," said Pete McElveen, News & Operations Manager for WVEC.COM. "13NEWS is a brand people trust for local news and information, and WVEC.COM offers a way for people to get that information on demand, to study it, discuss it, print it, or forward it. This is an exciting time to work on a local news Website, and we are honored to be recognized for excellence by the VAB." McElveen added.
Best Station Promotion, Commercial Television was awarded to Creative Services' Spirit of Hampton Roads for weather brand promotion. "I'm delighted that this campaign has reached high visibility and impact with viewers," said Director of Creative Services and Production Matt Earl. "T he team set out to create a unique and memorable spot, but we are very much humbled by this VAB recognition." Earl added.
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.