April 30, 2008
Belo Television Stations Win 32 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
DALLAS, TX -- Belo Corp. (NYSE:BLC) announced today that eleven of its television stations earned a total of 32 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for 2008. The regional Murrow Awards are given by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) which recognizes outstanding achievement in electronic journalism and acknowledges news organizations for continuing to set the standard in the broadcast news profession.
Two Belo television stations, WFAA-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth and KVUE-TV in Austin, won the noteworthy overall excellence award for their consistent delivery and ongoing commitment to providing outstanding journalism in their local communities. In addition to overall excellence, WFAA was recognized with five other awards including continuing coverage, feature reporting, news series, videography-TV only and Web site. KVUE also took home five additional Murrows including newscast, investigative reporting, sports reporting, spot news coverage and videography-TV only.
WCNC-TV, Belo's NBC affiliate in Charlotte, earned a total of five awards in the categories of continuing coverage, feature reporting, news series, sports reporting and spot news coverage. KTVB in Boise won four honors including newscast, continuing coverage, feature reporting and videography.
The RTNDA received a total of 3,459 regional entries this year and has recognized outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.
Belo's complete list of 2008 regional Murrow Award winners includes the following:
Station Market Region Total Awards Categories
WFAA-TV, Dallas/Fort Worth
Overall Excellence, Continuing Coverage, Feature Reporting, News Series, Videography - TV only, Web site (broadcast-affiliated)
KMOV-TV, St. Louis
R egion 5
Feature Reporting, Investigative Reporting, News Series
Continuing Coverage, Feature Reporting
Continuing Coverage, Feature Reporting, News Series, Sports Reporting, Spot News Coverage
Web site (broadcast-affiliated)
Overall Excellence , Investigative Reporting, Newscast, Sports Reporting , Spot News Coverage, Videography - TV only
WWL-TV, New Orleans
Feature Reporting, Videography
Web site (broadcast-affiliated )
Continuing Coverage, Feature Reporting, Newscast, Videography
Belo Corp. is one of the nation's largest pure-play publicly-traded television companies, with annual revenue of approximately $775 million. The Company owns and operates 20 television stations reaching more than 14 percent of U.S. television households, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV affiliates, 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; nine 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 created 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.
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