July 31, 2007

WCNC Wins 2007 National Gabriel Award

Charlotte, NC - WCNC-TV is proud to announce the award of a 2007 National "Gabriel". Feature reporter and "Carolina Traveler" Mike Redding and photojournalist Andy Benton were honored in the Short Feature category for their piece entitled " Unbreakable Kos". Carolina Traveler has been presented in high definintion since January of 2007, the only locally produced commercial broadcast program in Charlotte. Mike and Andy's work can be seen each Saturday evening at 7:30 PM. Much more on Mike, Andy and Carolina Traveler program topics and destinations can be found on WCNC.com.

From the Catholic Academy website catholicacademy.org: "For more than 40 years, Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals has sponsored the Gabriel Awards, designed to honor works of excellence in broadcasting--programs, features, spots and stations -- which serve viewers and listeners through the positive, creative treatment of concerns to humankind. By sponsoring this annual awards competition, Catholic Academy hopes to encourage broadcasters and producers to provide programming that serves, enriches and challenges their communities."

"Carolina Traveler has certainly been an enrichment to this community and we are proud of the service Mike and Andy provide to our viewers and users." Stu Powell, President and General Manager of WCNC.

WCNC 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 Dia 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.
John W. Rice
WCNC Carolinas' News Connection