April 18, 2007
Belo's KMOV-TV Wins A Peaboty Award
Belo Corp, announced today KMOV-TV, its CBS affiliate in
KMOV was recognized for its "Left Behind: The Failure of East St. Louis Schools," a series of 21 reports over seven months that found the school system had violated state and federal special-education requirements and uncovered widespread political and nepotistic hiring by the school board. At the direction of Genie Garner, acting news director for KMOV, Reporter Craig Cheatham and Photographer/Editor Gary Womack captured the dramatic series as it unfolded.
"We are extraordinarily proud to be honored with the prestigious Peabody Award," said Allan Cohen, president/General Manager of KMOV. "This is a true reflection on the entire staff and the news product that we are dedicated to bringing to the
This marks the eighth Peabody Award earned by Belo television stations and executives since 2000: WFAA-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth (2 awards), KHOU-TV in Houston (2 awards), WCNC-TV in Charlotte, WWL-TV in New Orleans and former Belo executive H. Martin "Marty" Haag for lifetime achievement.
Dunia Shive, Belo's president and chief operating officer, said, "We are very proud of KMOV for their leadership performance and ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional journalism to the
So far in 2007, KMOV also has received the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation's Service to America Partnership Award for outstanding community service and two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.
The Peabody Awards were established in 1940 and are administered by the
Belo Corp. is 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
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