April 7, 2008
KGW Newschannel 8 Honored for Overall Excellence by Oregon Associated Press for Second Year
Belo station also gets nod for Best Newscast and Best Website
PORTLAND, OR -- KGW NewsChannel 8 won the top honor of "Overall Excellence" in the 2007 Oregon Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards. The announcement was made at the Association's banquet Saturday. It is the second consecutive year that KGW NewsChannel 8 has won the Association's most coveted award. The #1 rated television station also won the top awards for best newscast and best website.
In addition to the overall excellence and best newscast awards, KGW NewsChannel 8 took home seven more first-place awards in the large market category for its journalism, recognizing the station's leadership in covering breaking news, weather, and traffic.
"Every day our journalists work diligently to bring quality news and information to our community both on air and online," said DJ Wilson, KGW President and General Manager. "It's a tremendous honor for us to have those efforts recognized by the prestigious Oregon Associated Press."
Here is the complete list of KGW's first-place awards.
BEST BREAKING NEWS:
1st PLACE: KGW, Highway 26 Slide, News Staff
BEST FEATURE: SINGLE STORY:
1st PLACE: KGW, Where's Molly Now, Laural Porter, Kurt Austin
BEST HARD NEWS: SINGLE STORY:
1st PLACE: KGW, Highway 26 Devastation Zone, Pat Dooris, Mike Galimanis
BEST BREAKING NEWS: CONTINUING COVERAGE:
1st PLACE: KGW, December Storm, KGW Staff
1st PLACE: KGW, Michael Convery
1st PLACE: KGW, Matt Zaffino
1st PLACE: www.kgw.com, Frank Mungeam, Teresa Blackman, Antonia Giedwoyn, David Krough
About Belo Corp.
Belo Corp. is one of the nation's largest publicly-traded television companies, with annual revenue of approximately $775 million. The Company owns and operates 20 television stations, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV affiliates reaching more than 14 percent of U.S. television households, and their associated Web sites, in 15 highly-attractive markets across the United States. Belo stations consistently deliver distinguished journalism for which they have received significant industry recognition including nine Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton Awards; eight George Foster Peabody Awards; and 19 national Edward R. Murrow Awards all since 2000, and in each case more than any other commercial station group in the nation. Nearly all Belo stations rank first or second in their local market. Belo owns stations in seven of the top 25 markets in the nation, with six stations located in the fast-growing, top-14 markets of Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Seattle/Tacoma and Phoenix. Additionally, the Company has leveraged its local television assets to create regional cable news channels in Texas and the Northwest increasing its impact in those regions. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications at 214-977-6835.