May 8, 2007
Belo Presents 2007 William W. Seay Award to Don Dresner, Director of Press Production at The Press-Enterprise
Dallas, TX - Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) announced that Don Dresner, director/Press Production for The Press-Enterprise received the 14th annual William H. Seay Award at the Company's 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today. The Press-Enterprise is Belo's Riverside, California-based subsidiary that publishes the largest daily newspaper serving Inland Southern California.
The award is named in honor of the late William H. Seay, who served on Belo's Board of Directors for 22 years before his retirement in 1995. The award is given annually by the Board of Directors to an employee whose standards and values reflect Seay's integrity, loyalty, journalistic standards and community commitment, the same principles that have guided Belo for more than 160 years.
In presenting the award, Dunia A. Shive, Belo's president and Chief Operating Officer, said, "Don's success comes from challenging the old way of doing things and adopting the new. Don is a genuinely humble man who avoids the spotlight and instead credits his team and others for his accomplishments. He was honored today because his standards and values truly reflect what Belo's Seay Award is all about."
Dresner began his career at The Press-Enterprise as a press operator almost 35 years ago. He has risen through the ranks and currently serves as director/Press Production, where he is responsible for the newspaper's printing operations.
Ronald Redfern, publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Press-Enterprise, said, "Don has built a very positive, productive environment in the press room. He embraces change and proactively encourages others to do the same."
Dresner and his wife of 34 years, Gladys, have a son and a daughter, both of whom at one time worked in The Press-Enterprise press operations.
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 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 Jill Matthews, director/Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6825.