September 28, 2007

WFAA-TV/DT Nominated for 77 Lone Star Emmy Nominations in 2007

Dallas -- WFAA-TV/DT has been nominated for 77 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Awards in 61 different categories set to be presented on October 27 at the 5th Annual Lone Star Emmy Awards ceremony at Dallas Market Center.

In 2002, WFAA was honored with the first Lone Star Emmy Award for station excellence, and has been recognized with more Lone Star Emmy nominations and awards since then than any other television station in Texas.

WFAA's 2007 Lone Star Emmy Nominations include:

Station Excellence
WFAA, Dallas-Fort Worth: Kathy Clements, President and General Manager, Mike Devlin, Vice President/Station Manager, Michael Valentine, Executive News Director and Mark Ginther, Assistant News Director

News Excellence
WFAA, Dallas-Fort Worth: Kathy Clements, President and General Manager, Mike Devlin, Vice President/Station Manager, Michael Valentine, Executive News Director and Mark Ginther, Assistant News Director

Community Service
WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth: Kathy Clements, President and General Manager; Mike Devlin, Vice President/Station Manager; Michael Valentine, Executive News Director and Mark Ginther, Assistant News Director

Newscast/Evening-Large Market
"Friday the 13th Tornadoes," WFAA, Michael McCardel, Producer; Art MacLaren, Director

The News 8 Update at 10 p.m.: "The Great Truck Chase," WFAA, Bridget Lewis, Producer; Sarah Garza, Executive Producer

Newscast-Morning/Day-Large Market
News 8 Daybreak: "After the Storm," WFAA, Susan Mahaney, Executive Producer; Kim Pearson, Producer; Darla Miles, News Reporter

News Special
"One Degree," WFAA, Michael McCardel, Producer; Pete Delkus, Host; Juan Renteria, Photographer; David Carter, Editor

General Assignment Report/24 Hours
"A New Heart For Claire," WFAA, David Schechter, Senior Reporter

"Spencer Fi," WFAA, Jim Douglas, Reporter

General Assignment Report/No Time Limit
"No More Victims," WFAA, Greg T. Johnson, Photographer; Jim Douglas, Reporter

"The Lost Land," WFAA, Gary Reaves, Reporter

Spot News
"Arcadia Fire," WFAA, Dan Ronan, Reporter; Greg Johnson, Photographer

Continuing Coverage/Within 24 Hours
"The Friday the 13th Tornadoes," WFAA, Sarah Garza, Executive Producer; Michael McCardel, Producer; Sandra Turner, Producer; Carlos Hopkins, Producer

Continuing Coverage/No Time Limit
"The War At Home," WFAA, Douglas Burgess, Reporter; Jim Douglas, Reporter

Investigative Report/Series
"Aviation Safety," WFAA, Byron Harris, Reporter; Mark Smith, Producer; and Kraig Kirchem, Photographer/Editor

"Television Justice," WFAA, Byron Harris, Reporter; Mark Smith, Producer; Kraig Kirchem, Photographer/Editor

Feature News Report/Within 24 Hours
"Do You Believe?" WFAA, David Carter, Photographer/Editor

Feature News Report/No Time Limit
"4 Months 22 Days," WFAA, Jim Douglas, Reporter

"A Place In The Sun," WFAA, Douglas Burgess, Photographer-Editor

Feature News Report/Series
"Crazy Ray's Angels," WFAA, Chris Heinbaugh, Reporter; Tom Loveless, Photographer; Greg T. Johnson, Editor

Arts/Entertainment-News Single Story/Series
"90 Years Old and Still Teaching Music," WFAA, Gary Reaves, Reporter; Juan Renteria, Photographer/Editor

"Rescuing DaVinci," WFAA Chris Heinbaugh, Reporter; David Carter, Photojournalist-Editor

Arts/Entertainment-Program/Special
"La Vida: Look What The Cat Dragged In," WFAA, Henry Guerrero, Anchor-Host

Business/Consumer-News Single Story
"Unnatural Chicken," WFAA, Byron Harris, Reporter

Business/Consumer -News Series
"Under The Nails," WFAA, Greg Johnson, Photographer

Crime/News Single Story
"11th Hour Regret," WFAA, Rebecca Rodriguez, Reporter; Doug Burgess, Photographer/Editor

"Case Contaminated," WFAA, Chris Heinbaugh, Senior Reporter; Greg T. Johnson, Photographer/Editor

"St. Pious Pedophiles," WFAA, Brett Shipp, Reporter


Crime/News Series
"Snow Job," WFAA, Brett Shipp, Reporter, Mark Smith, Producer, and Kraig Kirchem, Editor/Photographer

"Without a Trace," WFAA, Rebecca Lopez, Reporter

Health/Science - News Single Story
"A Face To Love," WFAA, Janet St James, Health Reporter

Health / Science - News Series
"Fad Diet Hell," WFAA, Janet St James, Reporter; Greg T. Johnson, Photographer/Editor

Historic/Cultural
"The Negro Leagues," WFAA, Arnold M. Payne III, Photographer; Joe Trahan, Reporter; Sean Hamilton, Editor

Human Interest-News Single Story
"Happy To Be Here," WFAA, Douglas Burgess, Photographer-Editor

Human Interest/Series
"Iraq: Off the Front Lines," WFAA, Dan Ronan, Reporter

Politics/Government-News Series
"Race for City Hall, 2007," WFAA, Chris Heinbaugh, Senior Reporter

Specialty Assignment Report-News Single Story
"DFW Escalator Accidents," WFAA, David Schechter, Senior Reporter; Greg T. Johnson, Photographer/Editor

Specialty Assignment Report-News Series
"Kids and Cars," WFAA, David Schechter, Senior Reporter; PJ Ward, Producer

Sports-News Single Story/Series
"Granny Ball," WFAA, George Riba, Reporter; Arnold Payne, Photographer

"That 'Lovie' Feeling," WFAA, Joe Trahan, Reporter; Arnold M. Payne III, Photographer

"You Wanted The Best. You Got The Best," WFAA, Henry Guerrero, Reporter/Producer

Sports/Sportscast
"Let's Go Back," WFAA, Dale Hansen, Anchor, and Sean Hamilton, Producer

Sports/News Feature
"Roy's Story," WFAA, Arnold M. Payne III, Photographer; Joe Trahan, Reporter; Sean Hamilton, Editor

Sports-Regular Scheduled Day/Week Program/Segment
"Dale Hansen's Sports Special," WFAA, Sean Hamilton, Executive Producer; Dale Hansen, Anchor; Linda Ting, Producer

Documentary - Cultural
"Choirs for Christ: Gospel Jubilee," WFAA, Angelique Tege, Producer

Public/Current/Community Affairs-Program/Special
"Caregivers: Our Unsung Heroes, A Family First Special," WFAA, Tracey New, Executive Producer

Promotion-News Promo-Single Spot
"News 8 Daybreak in HD," WFAA, Rich Goff, Writer/Producer; Larry Watzman, Producer; Ronny Gordon, Editor; Monica Bradshaw, Designer

Promotion/News Promo-Single Spot/Same Day
"Cell Phone Surprise!" WFAA, Ronda Gibbons, Writer/Producer; Andrea Rodriguez, Editor

Promotion/News Promo-Campaign
"Delkus Delivers," WFAA, Larry Watzman, Executive Producer; Jim Glass, Creative Director; Monica Bradshaw, Designer; Chris Smith, Copywriter

Promotion/Program-Single Spot
"One Degree," WFAA, Rich Goff, Writer/Producer; Andrea Rodriguez, Editor; Justin Anstead, Designer; Gary French, Audio Design

Promotion/Program-Sports
"Western Conference Champs," WFAA, Rich Goff, Writer/Producer; Ronny Gordon, Editor; Wally Wawro, Audio Designer

Promotion/Image-Station
"News 8 HD," WFAA, Rich Goff, Writer/Producer; Ronny Gordon, Editor; Wally Wawro, Audio Designer; Ben Day, Art Director

Commercial
"NeighborsGo.com," WFAA, Larry Watzman, Producer; Andrea Rodriguez, Editor; Monica Bradshaw, Designer

Editor/Program
"WHY-TV/6 The Road To The Finals," WFAA, Douglas Burgess, Photographer-Editor

Editor/Short Form
"A-Rod Edits 2007," WFAA, Andrea Rodriguez, Editor

"Jerry Cadigan Edits," WFAA, Jerry Cadigan, Editor/Compositor

"One Degree Open," WFAA, Justin Anstead, Editor

Editor/News-Within 24 Hours
"Flanders Cuts 2007," WFAA, Greg T. Johnson, Editor;

"No One Has To Die," WFAA, David Carter, Editor

"No One Has To Die," WFAA, David Carder, Editor

Editor/News-No Time Limit
"Otro A o De Amor Y Muerte," WFAA, Douglas Burgess, Photographer-Editor

Graphic Arts/Graphics-News
"WFAA Collective News Graphics Vol. 7:" Ben Day, Art Director; Graphic Designers Monica Bradshaw, Justin Anstead, Percy Powers, Chris Rotenberry and Holly Walters

"WFAA Collective Animation Vol. 7:" Ben Day, Art Director; Graphic Designers Monica Bradshaw, Justin Anstead and Percy Powers

Graphic Arts/Animation-News
"WFAA Collective News Animation Vol. 7:" Ben Day, Art Director; Graphic Designers Monica Bradshaw, Justin Anstead, Jeff Harris, Percy Powers, Chris Rotenberry, Kristal Williams, and Holly Walters

On-Camera Talent/Anchor-Sports
"Hansenstyle," WFAA, Dale Hansen, Anchor

On-Camera Talent/Program Host-Moderator
Amy Vanderoef, "Good Morning Texas"

On-Camera Talent/Reporter: Features-Human Interest
"Stories With No Filler Added," WFAA, Mike Castellucci, Reporter

On-Camera Talent/Reporter-General Assignment
"Jim Douglas Reports," WFAA, Jim Douglas, Reporter

On-Camera Talent/Reporter-Medical
"More than Pills and Procedures," WFAA, Janet St. James, Reporter

On-Camera Talent-Reporter-Specialty Assignment
"David Schechter Reports," WFAA, David Schechter, Senior Reporter

On-Camera Talent/Reporter-Sports
"Trahan's Take," WFAA, Joe Trahan, Reporter

Photographer/Program
"WHY TV/6 The Road To The Finals," WFAA, Douglas Burgess, Photographer-Editor

Photographer/News-Within 24 Hours
"Flanders Visions 2007," WFAA, Greg T. Johnson, Photographer

"Not All News is Bad News," WFAA, David Carter, Photojournalist

Photographer/News-No Time Limit
"Inspirational Songs For The Entire Family (To Sing)," WFAA, Douglas Burgess, Photographer-Editor

Photographer-Sports
"Seeing is Believing," WFAA, Arnold M. Payne III, Photojournalist

Writer-Short Form
"Watzman Webcast," Composite, WFAA, Larry Watzman Writer/Producer

Writer-News
"A Few Good Words" by Gary Reaves, WFAA, Gary Reaves, Reporter

WFAA-TV/DT is a subsidiary of Belo Corp., 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 $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 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 Dave Muscari, WFAA vice president/product development, at 214-977-6490