May 25, 2007
Belo Names Paul Fry Vice President/Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
DALLAS -- Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) announced today that R. Paul Fry will become vice president/Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, effective in July. Fry, 44, has served in various corporate finance and operating roles since joining Belo in 1990, and has been president/General Manager of Belo's KGW-TV, the NBC affiliate in Portland, Oregon, since November 2002.
Fry will report to Dennis A. Williamson, Belo's executive vice president/Chief Financial Officer.
"Paul has made great contributions to the Company in his several roles at Belo and I'm confident he will bring that same level of leadership and excellence to this important role," said Williamson. "His financial acumen, operating experience and thorough knowledge of Belo will serve the Company well."
Prior to his tenure at KGW, Fry served as president/General Manager of Northwest Cable News (NWCN) from 1999 to 2002. In 1998, Fry served as vice president/General Manager of KONG-TV (Ind.) in Seattle/Tacoma, and, in 1997, as vice president/Cable and Program Development in Belo's Television Group. In 1996, Fry served as an executive assistant to Robert W. Decherd, Belo's chairman and chief executive officer, during the transition following Belo's acquisition of The Providence Journal Company. From 1993 to 1996, he was director of finance and controller for Belo's Television Group, and previously served as controller of KOTV, the CBS affiliate in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was then owned by Belo.
Fry joined Belo in the Company's corporate accounting department, and previously held accounting and tax positions with KPMG, Murray Properties Company and Triton Energy.
Fry is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, where he earned a bachelor of business administration degree.
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 Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.