March 9, 2007

Channel 11 Wins Twelve Texas AP Awards

HOUSTON -- KHOU-TV Channel 11 has won 12 awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, more than any other Houston television station including the prestigious "Best Newscast" award.

"While every award is special and those who have won are most deserving, the category of Best Newscast is one in which we are especially proud," says KHOU-TV Executive News Director, Keith Connors. "The AP awards honor the great work the 11News team does everyday to connect viewers to what matters with outstanding journalism. I'm proud of the people who have been honored and the work they do every day along with our entire 11News team and the people at Channel 11 who support us." Channel 11 won AP awards in the following categories;

Best Newscast

1st Place 11News at 10 pm

Best Deadline Editing/General News

1st Place Reporter Vicente Arenas and Photojournalist Chris Desmond, "Officer Funeral."

Best Weathercast

2nd Place Meteorologist David Paul

Best Feature/Light

2nd Place Reporter Jeremy Desel and Photojournalists Frank McBride

and Nathan Kvinge, "Christmas Wishes."

Best Photojournalism/Station

2nd Place 11News

Best Series

2nd Place Investigative Reporter Mark Greenblatt and staff, "Heroes Left Behind."

Best Feature Editing/General News

2nd Place Photojournalist Nathan Kvinge, "Christmas Visit."

Best Photojournalism/Individual

Honorable Mention Photojournalist Frank McBride

Best Series

Honorable Mention Reporter Jeremy Desel and Photojournalists Ed Lightbourn and Steve Barnes, "Daniel."

Best Reporter

Honorable Mention Reporter Jeremy Desel

Best Website

Honorable Mention

Best Deadline Editing/General News

Honorable Mention Photojournalist Frank McBride, "Galveston Traffic Deaths."


KHOU-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 7,100 employees and $1.6 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 20 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 or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.