June 18, 2007

KHOU-TV Channel 11 Wins Lone Star Awards

Houston, TX - KHOU-TV Channel 11, Houston's only local station broadcasting in HD, has won eleven Lone Star Awards from the Houston Press Club. 11News won more Lone Star Awards than any other Houston television station.

11News Investigative Reporter, Jeremy Rogalski won Television Journalist of the Year. 11News Reporter Jeremy Desel placed third in the same category. Top honors for Television Photojournalist of the Year go to 11News Photojournalist, Keith Tomshe who also took third place in Editing. The 11News This Morning team received a first place award for the Best Spot News for their coverage of "June Floods." In the Hard News Feature category, second and third place awards went to 11News Reporter Brad Woodard for a story called, "From Stable to Table: America's Dirty Little Secret" and Investigative Reporter Mark Greenblatt and Investigative Producer, Chris Henao for "Left Behind." Two awards were given in the category, Soft News Feature. 11News Reporter Jason Whitely won first place for "Their Daughter, the Donor." Third place went to 11News Reporter Brad Woodard for "Red, the Wheelchair Dog." The 11News Investigative team of Investigative Reporter Jeremy Rogalski and Investigative Executive Producer David Raziq won in the category Investigative Series for their work on "Caremark Investigation," and the 11News staff won second place in the Newscast category.

"Anytime a journalism organization is recognized by its peers for excellence it is an honor," says KHOU-TV Executive News Director, Keith Connors. "I'm proud of all of the talented professionals who work in our newsroom as well as the staff that supports them in their efforts to bring our viewers what matters when it matters." The Lone Star Awards honor a variety of organizations in the communications field.

KHOU-TV is part of Belo. 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.

Wendy Burkeen, APR
KHOU-TV
Director of Public Relations
wburkeen@khou.com
713-521-4312

Susie Rodriguez
Public Relations Coordinator
srodriguez@khou.com
713-284-8761