October 2, 2007
Belo Promotes James Aitken to President and General Manager of KREM-TV and KSKN-TV in Spokane
DALLAS -- Belo (NYSE: BLC) announced today that James Aitken has been promoted to president and general manager of KREM-TV and KSKN-TV in Spokane. Aitken moves to Spokane from Phoenix where he has been vice president/general manager, KASW-TV and station manager, KTVK-TV since March 2005. Prior to that, he was president and general manager of Texas Cable News in Dallas.
"Aitken's extensive media experience in broadcast program development, business analysis, strategic planning, news production, and duopoly management makes him the ideal candidate to lead our Spokane properties," said Ray Heacox, president/General Manager KING-TV.
Aitken has served as a member of the CW Affiliate Board, the Endowment Board of the Walter Cronkite School of Telecommunications and Mass Communications of Arizona State University, and the NATAS National Board of Directors.
"I am excited to join the extremely talented team at KREM/KSKN," said Aitken. "I look forward to continuing the stations' strong community presence and providing the best news, programming and online experience in the market."
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.