December 22, 2006
Ed Lasak and Kathy Weiermiller Assume New Duties with The Press-Enterprise Company
RIVERSIDE, CA -- The Press-Enterprise announced today that Ed Lasak, vice president/finance has been assigned an expanded role at the company with responsibility for all publishing operations. In addition, Kathy Weiermiller, vice president/circulation has assumed expanded responsibilities for all product packaging, inserting, transportation and distribution. The repositioning of these roles and expansion of responsibilities is another step in The Press-Enterprise's strategy for future success.
In his new role as vice president/Finance and Publishing Operations, Lasak will assume formal responsibility for the production functions of ad services/prepress, press operations, maintenance, facilities, and newsprint. His new responsibilities include developing and executing strategies and operating plans for all financial and production functions, resources, facilities, and commercial printing revenue.
Weiermiller, in her new role as vice president/Consumer Sales and Product Logistics, will assume responsibility for all product logistics as well as all subscriber, retail, single copy and third party sales functions, newspapers in education, and customer care. Her new responsibilities include developing and executing strategies and operating plans to ensure effective operations of all consumer sales/service, packaging, inserting, transportation and distribution activities supporting the company's paid print and online consumer information products.
"These new assignments are another step in our strategy to better align our organization structure and executive talent with our multi-media strategy to grow our business in the Inland Southern California region," said Ron Redfern, CEO and publisher of The Press-Enterprise Company. "Ed and Kathy bring the kind of visionary leadership that is essential for evolving our culture to become more consumer-centric in delivering superior local content to the residents and communities we serve."
About The Press-Enterprise Company
The Press-Enterprise Company, a Riverside, CA-based subsidiary of Belo Corp., publishes The Press-Enterprise, the largest daily newspaper serving Inland Southern California; The Business Press, a weekly business journal; La Prensa and El D, weekly Spanish-language newspapers serving the region's diverse Hispanic community; and the advertising publications Inland Empire HomeSeller, Inland Empire AutoSeller, Inland Empire Employment and Savings Express.
About Belo Corp.
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.