September 22, 2006

WFAA-TV Gathers 53 Lone Star Emmy Nominations Winners to Be Announced at October Ceremony in Houston

DALLAS - The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced Emmy nominations. WFAA-TV (Channel 8) gathered 53 nominations including station and news excellence, morning and evening newscasts, spots news coverage, and special programs, continuing coverage as well as a variety of various craft categories. Belo Corp. owned KHOU (Houston) was next with 34 nominations.

Michael Valentine, executive news director at WFAA said, " We are proud and honored to have so many nominations. It continues the long-standing tradition of excellence at WFAA. The nominations speak volumes about the hard work and effort the staff puts in on a daily basis. It is a very good time to be here at WFAA."

WFAA was honored as the first recipient of the Lone Star Chapter's station excellence award in 2003. The 2006 Lone Star Emmy nominations include:

Station Excellence - WFAA-TV; Kathy Clements, Mike Devlin, Michael Valentine

News Excellence - WFAA-TV; Kathy Clements, Mike Devlin, Michael Valentine, Mark Ginther

Evening Newscast: "The Great Chase;" Michael McCardel, Valerie Roberts, Art MacLaren

Newscast - Morning/Daytime: "Collin County Tornado;" Susan Mahaney, Kim Pearson, Chris Mathis, Mary Ann Razzuk, Dan Ronan, Steve Stoler

News Special: "The Great Awakening;" Michael McCardel, Sarah Garza, David Elder

General Assignment/24 Hours: "Soul Patrol;" Gary Reaves, Greg Johnson

General Assignment/24 Hours: "The Last Ride;" David Carter

General Assignment/No Time Limit: "Hope for Haiti;" Brad Hawkins, Alan McKenzie

Spot News: "We Are Not Criminals;" Chris Heinbaugh, John Lane

Spot News: "Don't Play with Fire;" David Carter

Continuing Coverage/24 Hours: "Amarillo Wildfires;" Mary Ann Razzuk, Greg Johnson

Continuing Coverage/No Time Limit: "Katrina Different;" Gary Reaves, Greg Johnson

Investigative Report/Series: "Indian Casinos;" Byron Harris, Mark Smith, Juan Renter

Arts/Entertainment: "The 5 Browns;" Greg Johnson

Arts/Entertainment "Sing Me Back Home;" Gary Reaves

Arts/Entertainment "Cowboy Corral;" Gary Cogill

Arts/Entertainment (Program Feature/Segment): "Why TV;" Mike Castellucci, Jerry Cadigan Douglas Burgess, Melissa Archer

Arts/Entertainment (Program) "OU812;" Henry Guerrero

Business/Consumer (Single Story): "Compulsion from a Pill;" Gary Reaves

Business/Consumer/Single Story: "Little Green Pill;" Byron Harris

Human Interest Series: "A Sheltered Life;" Janet St James

Religion/Single Story: "Breaking DaVinci;" Bert Lozano, Juan Renteria

Specialty Assignment Report/Single Story: "Warning: Adults Only;" Macie Jepson, Alan McKenzie

Specialty Assignment (Program Special): "Why TV - The Seeker;" Mike
Castellucci, Douglas Burgess

Sports/Single Story: "Play All Four Quarters;" Joe Trahan, Arnold
Payne, Ted Madden

Sports/Single Story: "Lyndon's Run;" Ted Madden, Paul Melton

Sports/Single Story: "Last Shall Be First;" Arnold Payne, Kevin
Spivey, Tony Martinez

Sports Series: "Danica Mania;" George Riba

Sports Feature: "Glory Road;" Joe Trahan, Ted Madden, Arnold

Sports (Regularly Scheduled Daily or Weekly Program): Dale Hansen's Sports
Special ; Dale Hansen, Sean Hamilton; Joe Trahan, David Elder

Interview/Discussion - Program/Special: "Oprah/Macie Just Talkin;" Macie Jepson, Alan McKenzie

Community PSA/Single Spot "Modern Art Museum;" Don Hazen, Kathryn Inda

News Promo/Campaign - "Daybreak Campaign;" Ronda Gibbons, Chris
Smith, Raymond Martin, Wally Wawro

Director/Newscast: Art MacLaren

News Editor/24 Hours - "Cuttin' Loose;" David Carter

News Editor/No Time Limit: Juan Renteria

News Editor/No Time Limit: Doug Burgess

News Graphics - Collected Work; Justin Anstead, Monica Helberg, Percy Powers, Holly Walters,

News Animation: Monica Helberg

Lighting: Arnold Payne

Weather Anchor: Pete Delkus

Sports Anchor: Dale Hansen

Reporter/Feature/Human Interest: Mike Castellucci

Reporter/General Assignment: Janet St James

Reporter/General Assignment: Jim Douglas

Reporter/Investigative: Brett Shipp

Reporter/Sports: Joe Trahan

Photographer/Program: Doug Burgess

Photographer/News: 24 Hours - David Carter

Photographer/News: 24 Hours; Doug Burgess

Photographer/News: No Time Limit; Doug Burgess

Photographer/Sports: No Time Limit; Arnold Payne

Writer/News: Dale Hansen


WFAA-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 contacting Dave Muscari, WFAA-TV vice president/product development, at 214-977-6490.