December 8, 2008

Television Company, Belo Corp. (BLC), Promotes Russell F. Coleman to Senior Vice President/General Counsel

DALLAS Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) announced today that Russell F. (Russ) Coleman has been promoted to senior vice president/General Counsel. Coleman joined Belo as vice president/General Counsel in July 2003, from the law firm of Locke Liddell, where he was a senior partner representing clients in financings, corporate and securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other business matters. Coleman remains Assistant Secretary of Belo Corp. reporting to Guy H. Kerr, Belo's executive vice president/Law and Government and Secretary.

In making the announcement Kerr said, "Russ has been a valued leader of the Belo legal team for the past five years and we congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion."
Coleman holds a bachelor degree in engineering from Rice University and earned a doctor of jurisprudence degree from The University of Texas School of Law. He also completed executive education courses at The Wharton School.

Coleman and his wife Martha, an attorney, have three children.

About Belo Corp.
Belo Corp. (BLC) is one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, with 2007 annual revenue of $777 million. The Company owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Nearly all Belo stations rank first or second in their local market. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.