April 26, 2007

North Carolina Associated Press Gives WCNC Five First Place Awards

Charlotte, NC WCNC-TV News Director Mary Alvarez accepted the North Carolina Associated Press Overall Excellence Award this past Saturday at a ceremony at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. WCNC captured a total of five first place awards and three honorable mentions in the 2006 North Carolina Associated Press Awards - more than any other television company in the Charlotte market.
First place awards for Enterprise/Investigative reporting, Best Weather, Best Consumer report, and Best Series were announced earlier in April. The final list of WCNC winners and honorable mention awards in the television and radio contest follows:

Enterprise/Investigative WCNC, Charlotte "Hospital Infections" First Place

Best Feature WCNC, Charlotte "Drunk Driver" Honorable Mention

Best Newscast WCNC, Charlotte "11 PM May 26" Honorable Mention

Best Weather WCNC, Charlotte "Terri Bennett Forecast" First Place

Best Consumer Report WCNC, Charlotte "Where's The Money" First Place

Best Series WCNC, Charlotte "Immigration Series Hiding In Plain Sight" First Place

Best Photography WCNC, Charlotte Honorable Mention

Outstanding News Operation WCNC, Charlotte

WCNC-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 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.