September 27, 2007
Belo Seattle promotes Pat Costello to Station Manager
SEATTLE, WASH. Belo Seattle is pleased to announce the promotion of Pat Costello to station manager for KING 5, KING5.com, KONG 6/16, NorthWest Cable News and NWCN.com. Costello's new responsibilities will include overall management of news, marketing, programming, creative services and technical operations. He assumes his new role effective immediately.
"Pat has done an outstanding job in leading one of the very best news organizations in the country, and I am confident he will bring this success to his new responsibilities," said Ray Heacox, president and general manager of KING 5, KING5.com, KONG 6/16, NorthWest Cable News and NWCN.com.
Costello joined KING 5 TV in September 2000 as the executive news director and was promoted to vice president of news in 2006. This year under his leadership, the news team received a national Cronkite award for excellence in TV political journalism, a regional Edward R. Murrow award for overall excellence, and a regional Emmy award for overall station excellence.
Costello came to KING 5 from Chicago's WBBM-TV. Prior to that, he served as news director for KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Md., and WTHR in Indianapolis, Ind. Costello's career began as a news photographer.
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 7,000 employees and more than $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 six cable news stations 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 Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.