September 28, 2009
Belo Names Bob Simone President and General Manager of KMSB-TV and KTTU-TV in Tucson
DALLAS - Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, announced today that it has named Robert M. "Bob" Simone president and general manager of its Tucson television stations, KMSB-TV (FOX) and KTTU-TV (MyNetworkTV). A 25-year broadcast television veteran, Simone most recently was with Liberty Media advising the Company on its broadcast industry initiatives.
Peter L. Diaz, Belo's executive vice president/Television Operations, said, "Bob Simone has a proven record in the broadcast industry of building news products and his leadership and management experience will complement Belo's Tucson operations."
Prior to his position at Liberty, Simone spent 20 years at Fox Television Stations, Inc. in a variety of management roles. During his last 11 years with Fox, he was vice president/General Manager of three different Fox owned and operated television stations: KPTV (Portland), KDVR-TV (Denver) and WTFX-TV (Philadelphia). His career also includes senior management positions at WFLD-TV (Chicago) and KSTU-TV (Salt Lake City).
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.