July 17, 2006
WHAS-TV Awarded Eight Emmys
Louisville, KY - WHAS11 was awarded 8 Emmy Awards at the 42nd Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards ceremony. The regional ceremony honors outstanding achievement in news, sports, production and promotion.
The Emmy for General Assignment Report within 24 hours was presented to reporter Kerri Richardson and photojournalist Jamie Devere for their story "Unshreded Documents." Anchor Rachel Platt and photojournalist Wade Harris were honored with an Emmy for their news report, "Computers: Kids".
In the sports category, one-time special, Executive Producer Deborah Harbsmeier and Photojournalist Bryan Derby were honored with statues for their program, "This is It: A Silver Celebration," a salute to the 1980 University of Louisville National Championship basketball team.
The Emmy Award for Sports Analyst/Play-by-Play was presented to WHAS11/UofL on-air sports announcer Ari Wolfe. Graphic Designer Nathan Fessel was honored with an Emmy for work he created at a previous station. The Ohio Valley region consists of thirteen television markets in four states.
WHAS11 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.