September 24, 2009

WFAA Nominated for More 2009 Lone Star Emmy Awards Than Any Television Station in Texas

Station's 49 Emmy Nominations Include Station And News Excellence


September 23, 2009 Dallas, Texas - WFAA has been nominated for more Lone Star Emmy Awards again than any local television station in Texas. Emmys will be presented at a gala event on October 17, in Dallas.

WFAA has been honored with numerous Lone Star Emmy Awards since the Chapter was founded in 2003 including Station Excellence in 2003, 2005 and 2007, and News Excellence and/or Outstanding Evening Newscast in 2005 and 2008.

The station's 2009 Lone Star Emmy Award nominations include:

STATION EXCELLENCE
Mike Devlin, President & General Manager, Michael Valentine, News Director

NEWS EXCELLENCE
Michael Valentine, News Director

NEWSCAST - EVENING - LARGER MARKETS (1-25)
"North Texas Burning: 10 p.m. newscast," Meagan Harris, Producer, Art MacLaren, Director

NEWSCAST - MORNING/DAYTIME - LARGER MARKETS (1-25)
"News 8 Daybreak 6 a.m.," Kimberly Pearson, News Producer

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORT - WITHIN 24 HOURS
"Minutes Mattered," Rebecca Lopez, Reporter

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORT - NO TIME LIMIT
"An Emotional Price," 
Jim Douglas, Reporter, John Lane, Photojournalist

"Who's to Say?" Douglas Burgess, Photojournalist, David Schechter, Reporter

BREAKING NEWS
"Cowboys Facility Collapse," Debbie Denmon, Anchor, Holly Hale, Producer, Arnold Payne III, Photojournalist, Sandra Turner, Producer

"Tanker Explosion," David Elder, Director, Meagan Harris, Producer

TEAM COVERAGE
"North Texas Burning," Meagan Harris, Producer

CONTINUING COVERAGE
"Minutes Mattered," Rebecca Lopez, Reporter

"Safety Last," Douglas Burgess, Photojournalist, David Schechter, Reporter

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT - SINGLE STORY
"Danger In The Attic," Monika Diaz, Reporter

FEATURE NEWS REPORT - LIGHT FEATURE / SERIES
"Bonny the Bugler," Greg T. Johnson, Producer

FEATURE NEWS REPORT - SERIOUS FEATURE / SERIES
"Missing Minutes," Greg T. Johnson, Photojournalist, Shelly Slater, Reporter

"Stolen Camera," Jim Douglas, Reporter

"The Fine Art of Forgiveness," Douglas Burgess, Producer

BUSINESS/CONSUMER - NEWS SINGLE STORY / FEATURE
"Denture Paste Poisoning," Greg T. Johnson, Photographer, Janet St. James, Reporter

HEALTH/SCIENCE - NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES/FEATURE
"The Ron Springs Story," Greg T. Johnson, Photojournalist, Janet St. James, Reporter

HISTORIC/CULTURAL - NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES/FEATURE
"The Lost Barrios," Monika Diaz, Reporter, Juan Renteria, Photographer and Editor

HUMAN INTEREST - NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES/FEATURE
"Invisible Voices," Douglas Burgess, Photojournalist

"Miracle League," Paige Smith, Reporter/Host, Arnold M. Payne III, Sports Photojournalist

POLITICS/GOVERNMENT - NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES/FEATURE
"Lost Justice," Rebecca Lopez, Reporter

SPORTS - NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES
"Victory Lap," Sean Hamilton, Editor, Arnold Payne III, Photojournalist, Joe Trahan, Reporter

SPORTS - SPORTSCAST
"T.O. Let Go," Sean Hamilton, Executive Producer, Dale Hansen, Anchor, Joe Trahan, Reporter

SPORTS - NEWS FEATURE
"The Beauty of Luke," Sean Hamilton, Producer/Editor, Arnold Payne III, Photojournalist, Joe Trahan, Reporter

SPORTS - REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY OR WEEKLY PROGRAM/PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
"Dale Hansen's Sports Special," David Elder, Director, Sean Hamilton, Executive Producer, Dale Hansen, Anchor, Arnold Payne III, Photojournalist

TEXAS HERITAGE - NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES/FEATURE
"Memorial Day," Douglas Burgess, Photojournalist, Meagan Harris, Producer

WEATHER - NEWS WEATHERCAST
"Pete Delkus: Weathercast," Pete Delkus, Chief Meteorologist

INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION - PROGRAM/ SPECIAL / FEATURE / SEGMENT
"Two Interviews by Gordon Keith: Ludacris and Terrell Owens," Gordon Keith, Executive Producer/Host, Marc Kravitz, Producer/Editor

SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (OTHER THAN NEWS OR SPORTS)
"Big D NYE," Pete Delkus, Host, Sean Hamilton, Executive Producer, Dale Hansen, Host, Meagan Harris, Producer, Art MacLaren, Director


PROMOTION - PROGRAM CAMPAIGN
"Dale and Delkus/Boston Legal," Rich Goff, Producer, Ronny Gordon, Editor, Monica Helberg, Art Director, 
Wally Wawro, Audio

PROMOTION - IMAGE - STATION
"WFAA: Project Green," Ronda Gibbons, Writer/Producer, Rich Goff, Writer/Producer, Monica Helberg, Art Director, Andrea Rodriguez, Editor, Wally Wawro, Audio

COMMERCIAL - SINGLE SPOT/CAMPAIGN
"WFAA.com Redesign," Katharyn DeVille, Digital Producer, Rich Goff, Writer/Producer, Monica Helberg, Designer, Andrea Rodriguez, Editor, Wally Wawro, Audio

AUDIO
"Green River Ordinance Performance, GMT After Dark," Wally Wawro, Audio

"Sound Design Composite," Wally Wawro, Audio

EDITOR - SHORT FORM (PROMOS, PSAS, COMMERCIALS, OPENS, ETC.)
"This Commercial Break," Andrea Rodriguez, Editor

EDITOR NEWS
"Flanders Visions, 2009," Greg T. Johnson, Editor

EDITOR - SPORTS
"Edits With Emotion," Sean Hamilton, Editor

GRAPHIC ARTS - GRAPHICS / ANIMATION
"WFAA Collective Animation 2009," Justin Anstead and Monica Helberg, Designers

GRAPHIC ARTS - GRAPHICS / ANIMATION - NEWS & SHORT TURNAROUND
"WFAA Collective News Animation 2009," Justin Anstead, Percy Powers and Chris Rotenberry, Designers

LIGHTING
"Lighten Up," Arnold Payne III, Photojournalist

ON-CAMERA TALENT - ANCHOR - WEATHER
Pete Delkus, Chief Meteorologist


ON-CAMERA TALENT - ANCHOR - SPORTS
Dale Hansen, Sports Anchor

ON-CAMERA TALENT COMMENTATOR / EDITORIALIST / PERFORMER / NARRATOR
"Angry Fan, Vampire and Disaster," Gordon Keith, Executive Producer

"Hansen Unplugged," Dale Hansen, Sports Director

ON-CAMERA TALENT - REPORTER - SPECIALTY ASSIGNMENT / CONSUMER / MEDICAL
"On The Beat," Rebecca Lopez, Reporter

PHOTOGRAPHER NEWS
"The Spleen Diaries," Douglas Burgess, Photojournalist

PHOTOGRAPHER - SPORTS (SINGLE CAMERA ONLY)
"Spoken Images," Arnold Payne III, Photojournalist


About Belo Corp.
WFAA-TV is part of 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. 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.