April 9, 2009
KTVB News Group Wins Five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
Boise, Idaho - The KTVB News Group has won 5 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). KTVB received more honors in the 2009 regional awards than any other news gathering organization in the northwest. The Edward R. Murrow Awards are presented annually by RTNDA to recognize outstanding achievement in broadcast and electronic journalism.
KTVB was awarded in the categories of breaking news coverage, continuing coverage, feature reporting, feature: hard news and videography. The KTVB recipients include reporter Alyson Outen, photographers Gary Salzman, Troy Colson, Paul Boehlke and Mike Di Donato, assistant news director Xanti Alcelay and the KTVB staff.
"Our news team is committed to bringing Idaho TV viewers and online users the most informative and compelling news and weather information," said Jim Gilchriest, KTVB news director. "It's gratifying to win these prestigious awards and be recognized for that commitment."
Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession. RTNDA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. RTNDA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. The organization represents local and network news professionals in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries.
About Belo Corp.
The KTVB News Group is owned by Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, with 2008 annual revenue of $733 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 214-977-683