January 2, 2007
WCNC Promotes Ipsan to Director of New Media
Charlotte, NC -- Interactivity Executive Producer Matthew Ipsan has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of New Media, effective immediately. The announcement was made by WCNC President and General Manager Stuart Powell. In Matthew's new role he will report directly to the General Manager and will have the overall strategic responsibility for Sales, Advertising, Promotion, and Editorial content across all new media platforms.
In making the announcement Powell stated, "We have created this new position in order to ensure that our product and the advertising messages contained within all of our new media platforms will connect more completely with the overall vision and process of the entire enterprise known as WCNC."
Ipsan adds, "I am excited and privileged to play an important role in leading WCNC's media integration efforts, and I look forward to working hard to ensure its continued success."
Ipsan came to WCNC in June of 2006, after founding his own media consulting company, Navi- Media. Before that he was General Manager and Executive Producer for PGATour.com. Prior to his work for the PGA Tour, he was a Senior Producer for FoxSports.com. Matthew's television experience includes a variety of management roles at ESPN for shows such as SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight among others. A graduate of the University of Iowa in Broadcast Communications, he has won numerous awards including two Emmys.
WCNC-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 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.