June 9, 2008
KGW NewsChannel 8 Leads All Portland Television Stations with Four Emmy Awards
Belo Corp. Station Once Again Recognized More Than Any Other Portland Station
PORTLAND, OR -- KGW NewsChannel 8 was the winner of four awards given by the Seattle chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) in a competition that included the Seattle market. NewsChannel 8 received four of the seven awards given to Portland commercial television stations. KGW NewsChannel 8's top-rated morning and evening newscasts were both recognized for excellence. In addition, the station was recognized for best team coverage in Portland for coverage of the December storm, and for best sports story.
"We're honored that our efforts have been recognized by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences," said DJ Wilson, NewsChannel 8 president and general manager. "We're particularly pleased that our coverage of severe weather throughout the day earned the highest recognition. Viewers can rely on us from before dawn and throughout the evening to help them keep their families safe."
Here are the awards given to KGW NewsChannel 8:
Morning/Daytime News (Markets 21-80)
KGW-TV, "December Storm Rolls In"; Dan Rasmussen, News Producer
Evening News (Markets 21-80)
KGW-TV, "Progress After the Storm"; Carol McClain, Producer
KGW-TV, "December Storm"; Rod Gramer, Executive News Director
Sports - News Single Story
KGW-TV, "Falls City Freeriders"; Laural Porter, News Anchor; Kurt Austin, Photographer
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, 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; 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 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.