April 10, 2007
KHOU-TV Announces New Addition to 11News Team
Houston, TX - KHOU-TV Channel 11 announces that Lucy Noland will join Houston's number one news team as co-anchor of 11News at 5 p.m. and 11News at 10 p.m. on April 16th. Noland joins the award winning 11News team of Greg Hurst, Chief Meteorologist Dr. Neil Frank and Sports Director, Giff Nielsen.
"We are delighted to welcome Lucy to Houston and 11News," according to Susan McEldoon, KHOU-TV Vice President and Station Manager. "We searched America to find the right person to complement our award winning news team. We are very pleased to have found someone as talented as Lucy to fill this important position for 11News."
"Finding the right person for the job is critical in any organization," says KHOU-TV Executive News Director, Keith Connors. "Lucy is not only a fine journalist and anchor, but understands the importance of being part of the community. These qualities will make her a perfect fit for our station and the communities we serve."
Before joining Channel 11, Noland anchored at WNYW-TV in New York as co-host of its morning show, "Good Day New York Wakeup." Noland has also worked for television stations in Detroit, Michigan; Fresno, California and Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska. Noland is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
"I'm absolutely thrilled to have a chance to be part of a world class news team in a world class city," says Noland. "I've journeyed far and wide and it's time to put down some roots. I'm thrilled Channel 11 and Houston are giving me this opportunity. It's a wonderful blessing for my family."
Lucy replaces Lisa Foronda who left Channel 11 in December to pursue other opportunities.
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, the Mid-Atlantic and Rhode Island. 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 www.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.