October 24, 2006
Channel 11 Wins 13 Lone Star Emmy Awards
HOUSTON -- KHOU-TV, Channel 11 has won 13 Lone Star Emmy Awards from the National Television Academy, more than any other Houston television station including an Emmy for News Excellence.
"I'm proud of this team of talented journalists and professionals in all they do to bring news with substance to our viewers," says Keith Connors, KHOU-TV Executive News Director. "Great journalism begins with great people committed to serving their community and that's what sets 11News apart."
Emmy's were given to Channel 11 in a number of categories. 11News won an Emmy for Team Coverage of "The Enron Verdict."
11News Investigative Reporter, Jeremy Rogalski and Photojournalists Chris Henao and Keith Tomshe won three Emmy Awards in the categories of Investigative Report Series; Politics/Government Single Story and Sports News Single Story.
11News Reporter Jason Whitely and Photojournalist Nathan Kvinge won Emmy Awards in the category of General Assignment Report Within 24 Hours. Whitely and Photojournalist Chris Desmond won an Emmy in the category Health/Science News Single Story for their story titled, "Their Daughter the Donor."
In the category Human Interest News Single Story, 11News Reporter Nancy Holland and Photojournalist John Shaw won an Emmy for the story, "A Perfect Match."
In the category Writer News, 11News Reporter, Jeremy Desel won an Emmy for his story titled, "Write This."
Channel 11's Entertainment and Feature Reporter, Johnathan Walton and Photojournalist Nathan Kvinge won an Emmy Award for the program, "The Best of Walton's World Gone Wild" in the category Magazine Program Program/Special.
"Great Day Houston" host, Whitney Casey won an Emmy Award in the category, On-Camera Talent Program Host/Moderator.
Director of Creative Services, Dale Lockett won an Emmy Award for the campaign "Make Sense of Your World," in the category Promotion News Promo Campaign.
The 11News graphic design team of Robyn Hughes, Fotis Gerakis and Eddie Lozano took home an Emmy Award for Animation Excellence.
Each year, the National Television Academy honors excellence in television with the Emmy Awards. The Academy has recognized Texas as its Lone Star chapter since 2002. The Lone Star chapter is the largest in the nation.
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 7,400 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.