November 30, 2006
WVEC-TV13 Honored to be the Most Watched Station In Hampton Roads for Local News
NORFOLK, VA. -- WVEC-TV13 remains the most watched station in Hampton Roads for local news, according to ratings recently completed for November 2006. " I'm proud of the efforts of our team ," said President and General Manager Nick Nicholson, WVEC-TV13. " This is a competitive news market, and we continue to improve our overall news position, by maintaining a solid lead in the 5-6:30 news block, and gaining significant ground in the morning news time period. 13NEWS also regained the number one position at Noon. Our performance is a testament to the hard work of a lot of people, " Nicholson added. "13NEWS is honored to remain the number one source for news at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00," said Rich Lebenson, News Director, WVEC-TV13. "We are thrilled to see more people switching over to 13NEWS Daybreak gaining a 3 share point increase at 6AM is great. This is undeniable evidence, that all the energy dedicated to this program resonates with morning audiences needing a fresh start to the day. It's a credit to all our hard working staff members. On-air, and on-line at WVEC.COM," Lebenson added.
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WVEC-TV13 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.