May 13, 2008
WWL-TV New Orleans Announces New Internet Sales Manager
NEW ORLEANS -- Chris Rogers has been promoted to the position of Internet Sales Manager for WWLTV.com, overseeing the local sales efforts for all Internet and interactive activity.
Rogers has been at Belo owned WWL-TV since 1995 as Account Executive but also did a two-year stint as National Sales Manager at WWL-TV during this time. Most recently he was Local Sales Manager of WUPL-TV Channel 54 for the past year after Belo (WWL-TV's parent company) purchased the station. In his 22 year career in broadcasting, Chris has sold spot time at a variety of New Orleans stations and has held different sales positions for numerous broadcast companies such as Cox, Tribune, Burnham Broadcasting and Belo. Before landing at WWL-TV, Chris' career included sales positions at Cox Cable, WGNO 26, and WVUE 8. Rogers attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa majoring in Business.
Rogers said, "I jumped at this opportunity to be a part of the fastest growing segment of the advertising business. Everything is flourishing on the Internet. I like working with the local businesses in helping them achieve their goals, growing their business and seeing them begin to thrive again in post-Katrina New Orleans."
Rogers resides in Metairie with his wife Anne. They have one son Chase, and a daughter, Bridget.
WWL TV is part of Belo Corp., 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.