January 25, 2007
WCNC Names New Director of Sales
Ann Marie Young Takes The Helm of WCNC Media Sales
CHARLOTTE -- WCNC, a Belo Corp. media property, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Marie Young as Director of Sales at WCNC. Ann Marie joins WCNC and BELO after a nine year career with LIN Broadcasting. She was formerly the Director of Sales for WOOD-TV (NBC) and WXSP-TV, the LIN Broadcasting properties in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to joining WOOD-TV, Ann Marie worked in Birmingham, Alabama in local sales and as National Sales Manager. She hold degrees in journalism from The University of Georgia and masters in management from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Stu Powell, President and General Manager of WCNC in making the announcement said, "Ann Marie is a proven leader in media sales and brings terrific sales leadership, employee development and marketing skills and vision to the already great team here at WCNC. It's great to have her here."
Young will officially begin her career at WCNC on February 12th.
WCNC 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 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 or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.