October 24, 2006

WFAA-TV Honored With Lone Star Emmy Awards in 17 Categories Including Morning News, Sports, News Coverage and Reporting

Dallas-Fort Worth Station Gathered 53 Nominations in the 2006 Statewide Competition

DALLAS -- WFAA has been honored with a variety of Emmy Awards in 17 categories presented by the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a ceremony last weekend in Houston.

In 2003 WFAA was honored with the Chapter's first station award of excellence, and since then has led the field in number of nominations each year.

" We are pleased to be honored with the most Emmy Awards in the state," said Michael Valentine, WFAA executive news director. "It continues our long standing tradition of excellence at the station. The awards speak volumes for the effort and determination of the staff -- they all deserve to be recognized and share in the honors."

WFAA's 2006 Emmy honorees include the following:

Newscast - Morning/Daytime - Markets (1-25)
"Collin County Tornado"
Susan Mahaney, Executive Producer
Kim Pearson, AM News Producer
Chris Mathis, Photographer
Mary Ann Razzuk, Reporter
Steve Stoler, Reporter
Dan Ronan, Senior Reporter

General Assignment Report - No Time Limit
"Hope For Haiti"
Brad Hawkins, Reporter
Alan McKenzie, Photographer/Editor

Continuing Coverage - Within 24 Hours
"Amarillo Wildfires
Mary Ann Razzuk, Reporter
Greg T. Johnson, Photographer

Arts/Entertainment - Single Story
"Sing Me Back Home"
Gary Reaves, Reporter

Religion - Single Story
"Breaking Da Vinci"
Bert Lozano, Reporter
Juan Renteria, Producer

Sports - Regularly Scheduled Daily or Weekly Program
"Sports Special"
Sean Hamilton, Executive Producer
David Elder, Director
Joe Trahan, Reporter
Dale Hansen, Anchor

Community/Public Service [PSA] - Single Spot
Modern Art Museum
Don Hazen, Director/Editor/Photographer
Kathryn Inda, Producer

Director Newscast
News 8 Update
Art MacLaren, Director

Graphic Arts - Graphics News
Justin Anstead, Monica Helberg, Percy Powers, Holly Walters, Jeff Harris

"The Quality of Light"
Arnold Payne III, Photojournalist

On-Camera Talent - Anchor Weather Compilation
Pete Delkus, Meteorologist

On-Camera Talent - Anchor Sports
Dale Hansen, Anchor

On-Camera Talent - Reporter Investigative Reporter
Brett Shipp

On-Camera Talent - Reporter Sports
"Trahan's Take," Joe Trahan, Sports Reporter

Photographer Program
"Why TV: Deep Cuts"
Douglas Burgess, Photojournalist/Editor

Photographer - News - Within 24 Hours
"The Art of the Hot Turn"
Douglas Burgess, Photojournalist/Editor

Photographer - News - No Time Limit
"Inspirational Songs For the Entire Family (to Sing)"
Douglas Burgess, Photojournalist /Editor

WFAA-TV is a subsidiary 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 more than $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, the Mid-Atlantic and Rhode Island. 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 D a 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. For more information on WFAA contact Dave Muscari, vice president/product development at 214-977-6490