May 16, 2008
KING5.com Wins EPpy Award
Seattle, WA -- KING5.com has been honored by Editor & Publisher Magazine as the "Best Overall Local TV/Cable-Affiliated Web Site." The announcement came yesterday at the EPpy Award Gala Luncheon during the Editor & Publisher/Mediaweek Interactive Media Conference in Las Vegas. The EPpy is one of the nation's most prized and long-running honors for online content. This is the fifth prestigious award received by KING5.com in the past year alone, including the 2007 Edward R. Murrow award for "Best Broadcast Web Site."
"We're all very proud of our Web site and it's great to see KING5.com recognized again nationally as one of the best," said Pat Costello, KING 5 vice president and Station Manager.
The EPpy award places KING5.com among the best in online news publications. Some other EPpy winners this year are The Denver Post, The New York Times, Kiplinger.com, CNN.com, BusinessWeek.com and msnbc.com.
KING5.com has grown to more than 500,000 local monthly visitors, more than any other Seattle broadcast Web site.
About Belo Corp.
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; 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.