Belo Corp. Station's Popular Event Helps Prevent Identity Theft
PORTLAND, OR -- To help viewers protect themselves against identity theft, Northwest NewsChannel 8 will hold its fifth Shred Day on Friday, November 17. The public is invited to bring up to two boxes of documents to the Northwest NewsChannel 8 studios from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.. Documents will be shredded on site at no charge by Cintas Document Management.
Northwest NewsChannel 8 held its first Shred Day a year and half ago to provide a safe and easy way to dispose of sensitive documents. The last NewsChannel 8 Shred Day in May attracted eight hundred people and disposed of over thirty tons of paper.
"Our investigative team has focused on helping expose identity theft and providing strong consumer advice on the topic," said Paul Fry, NewChannel 8 President and General Manager. "This event with Cintas Document Management has helped us go one step further in helping viewers protect their identities."
The KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 studios are located at 1501 SW Jefferson Street in downtown Portland.
Belo Corp. is 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 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.