May 4, 2009

KVUE-TV Tops Again in Texas AP Awards

Austin, TX - KVUE-TV has been awarded 21 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards, more than all other Central Texas stations combined, including Overall Excellence.

Ten of those awards were for first place, the most first place awards of any station in Austin. In addition to first place, KVUE-TV won 5 second place awards and 6 honorable mentions.

"The core of KVUE News' journalistic integrity is found within each of the employees that make up the department," says KVUE's President and General Manager, Patti C. Smith. "Their dedication to excellence and their continuing commitment to service within their community is exemplary. It is an honor for KVUE to have received this recognition from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Foundation."

KVUE-TV News Director, Frank Volpicella said, "It gives me a great deal of pleasure to know that the dedicated team of journalists at KVUE News have once again been recognized for their outstanding work by the Texas Associated Press. The KVUE News team works hard every day to report the news accurately, fairly, and responsibly. We are honored to know that our peers in the industry also recognize our contributions to broadcast journalism."

KVUE-TV earned awards in the following categories:

Overall Excellence / Station

1st Place, Best Anchor / Tyler Sieswerda.

1st Place, Best Spot Coverage / Station, KVUE News, May Storms.

1st Place, Best Photojournalism / Station, KVUE News.

1st Place, Best Beat Reporting / Elise Hu, Political Beat.

1st Place, Best Reporter / Steve Alberts.

1st Place, Best Feature Serious / Christine Haas & Todd Rogenthien, Jessica's Story.

1st Place, Best Investigative / Christine Haas & Todd Rogenthien, Sex Offender Loophole.

1st Place, Best Documentary / TV Magazine or Special / Olga Campos & Kathy Hadlock, Home For the Holidays.

1st Place, Best General Assignment / Christine Haas & Todd Rogenthien, Jessica's Story.

2nd Place, Best Newscast / KVUE News, Frank Volpicella, News Director.

2nd Place, Best Website / KVUE.COM

2nd Place, Best Photojournalism / Individual / Doug Naugle.

2nd Place, Best Series / Clara Tuma, Jarrod Wise & Doug Naugle, Survivor's Story.

2nd Place, Best General Assignment / Shelton Green & Robert McMurrey, Last House Standing.

Honorable Mention, Best Anchor / Terri Gruca.

Honorable Mention, Best Continuing Coverage / Station, KVUE, May Storms

Honorable Mention, Best Feature / Serious / Tyler Sieswerda & Jarrod Wise, Race For Cancer.

Honorable Mention, Best Feature / Light / Clara Tuma & Scott McKenny, Haunted Theaters.

Honorable Mention, Best Photojournalism / Individual / Nathan Cardenas

Honorable Mention, Best Documentary / TV Special or Magazine / Quita Culpepper & Kathy Hadlock, Does It Work?

The Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards were presented at a banquet in Austin on April 25th.

KVUE-TV is a part of Belo Corp. (BLC), which is 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 or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.

Mark Willenborg
3201 Steck Ave.
Austin, TX 78757
Phone: 512-459-6521