January 2, 2007
Angela E. Betasso Promoted to Vice President/Sales at WFAA-TV in Dallas
DALLAS -- Angela E. Betasso has been named vice president/sales at WFAA.
WFAA president and general manager Kathy Clements announced Betasso's promotion and said, "I am pleased to make the announcement of Angela's new position with the company. She is an excellent broadcaster, has led the sales staff at WFAA admirably, and worked diligently on behalf of our station clients. No one in D-FW has better relationships both internally and externally than Angela Betasso." Clements went on to praise Betasso as an "innovator" and "a huge contributor to the significant success of the station in driving ratings and sales records."
Betasso joined the station in May 2001 as market development manager and was promoted to director of local sales the same year. She was named director of sales in February 2005.
Before joining the staff at WFAA she held sales management positions as Dallas' KTXA (UPN), and served as vice president and general manager of Seltel's Dallas office. She also managed the Seltel office in Detroit, and worked as an account executive at offices in Texas, California and New York.
Betasso is a member of the Dallas chapter of American Women in Radio and Television, and was named the market's AWRT "television station management of the year" in 2003, 2004 and 2005. She is active in her community, as well as on a variety of professional and civic organizations.
She attended Texas Tech University and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington.
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 . For more information on WFAA contact Dave Muscari, vice president/product development at 214-977-6490