August 17, 2009
KTVK Welcomes Kaley O'Kelley to Good Morning Arizona
Award-Winning Phoenix Television Anchor Joins Arizona's Most Popular Morning Show
PHOENIX - KTVK-3TV is excited to announce that popular Phoenix television anchor Kaley O'Kelley will be joining its morning newscast, Good Morning Arizona. O'Kelley chose to make the move from KNXV-TV after six years as an award-winning journalist, sports host and most recently as a morning weather anchor. O'Kelley will join the well known Good Morning Arizona team of Tara Hitchcock, Scott Pasmore and meteorologist April Warnecke starting Monday, September 14th.
Initially, O'Kelley will co-anchor Good Morning Arizona with Scott Pasmore from 4:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. Then, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., O'Kelley will report live from the field or anchor in-studio segments.
O'Kelley is a seasoned, award-winning reporter with an extensive resume including appearances as a fill-in host of ABC's Good Morning America. She also has on-location experience having covered major breaking news events such as Hurricane Ivan in Florida. O'Kelley has earned four Emmy awards for breaking news and hosting an entertainment program. She has also won top honors from the Arizona AP Broadcasters Association for investigative reporting and weather anchoring. O'Kelley is a member of the Native American Journalists Association and enjoys the proud distinction of being a direct descendant of Chief Sitting Bull.
"We're pleased that Kaley, with her impressive experience, wanted to join Arizona's most popular morning show," said KTVK Executive News Director Brad Remington. "As the station known for covering Arizona, Kaley's personality, understanding of the market and her extensive community involvement make her a great fit for 3TV."
"I couldn't be more excited to join 3TV and be a part of the great tradition of Good Morning Arizona," said O'Kelley. "This is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to working with Tara, Scott, April, Tess and the rest of the team. It is great to be a part of Arizona's Family."
When not on the air, O'Kelley enjoys riding her beach cruiser on Saturday mornings, going to movies, reading and planning her upcoming nuptials.
KTVK and its Phoenix sister station, KASW (CW6) are part of Belo Corp. KTVK produces 48 hours of local news per week, more local news than most broadcast television stations in the U.S. KTVK's website, azfamily.com is the number one television station website in Arizona. One of the first 40 television stations to convert to high definition, KTVK leads the way in innovation, community involvement and local news and weather coverage delivered by the most popular on-air talent in the market. Its audience credits KTVK as being the community-minded station that most reflects the spirit of Arizona and its people.
For more information about KTVK, contact: Blanca Esparza, Community Relations Manager, 602.207.3331
About Belo Corp.
Belo Corp. (BLC) 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. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.