October 19, 2009

WFAA Collects Top Texas Emmy Honors for Station and News Excellence

Station also Recognized as the State's Top Newscast at Lone Star Emmy Awards Ceremony October 17

Dallas, Texas - WFAA has been recognized again for both station and news excellence by the Lone Star Chapter of the National Television Academy. The Dallas-Fort Worth station was also named the station's top 10 p.m. evening newscast.

Since the Lone Star Emmy Chapter was founded in 2003, this year marks the fourth time WFAA has been recognized for Station Excellence and the third time for News Excellence. Television stations in markets including Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and others compete for Emmy Awards each year.

WFAA was honored in the following categories during a gala event held on Saturday evening, October 17, in Dallas:

STATION EXCELLENCE
Mike Devlin, president and general manager, Michael Valentine, vice president/news

NEWS EXCELLENCE
Michael Valentine, vice president/news

NEWSCAST (EVENING) LARGER MARKETS (1-25)
"North Texas Burning," News 8 Update at 10 p.m., Meagan Harris, producer, Art MacLaren, director

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

SPORTS (SPORTSCAST)
"T.O. Let Go," Sean Hamilton, executive producer, Dale Hansen, anchor, Joe Trahan, reporter

TEXAS HERITAGE - NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES/FEATURE
"Memorial Day," Doug Burgess, photojournalist, Meagan Harris, producer
MAGAZINE PROGRAM - PROGRAM/SPECIAL
"Budgets, Will Smith, Radical Issues & Super Heroes," The Gordon Keith Show, Gordon Keith, executive producer/host, Kerri Navarro, producer

PROMOTION PROGRAM/CAMPAIGN
"Dale and Delkus/Boston Legal," Rich Goff, producer, Ronny Gordon, editor, Monica Helberg, art director, Wally Wawro, audio

PROMOTION IMAGE/STATION
"Project Green," Ronda Gibbons, writer-producer, Rich Goff, writer-producer, Monica Helberg, art director, Andrea Rodriguez, editor, Wally Wawro, audio

GRAPHIC ARTS GRAPHICS/ANIMATION
"Collective Animation," Justin Anstead, Monica Helberg, designers

GRAPHIC ARTS GRAPHICS/ANIMATION (NEWS & SHORT TURNAROUND)
"Collective News Animation," Justin Anstead, Percy Powers, Chris Rotenberry, Holly Walters, designers

ON-CAMERA TALENT COMMENTATOR/EDITORIALIST/PERFORMER/NARRATOR
"Angry Fan, Vampire and Disaster," Gordon Keith, executive producer/performer
"Hansen Unplugged," Dale Hansen, sports director

PHOTOGRAPHER - NEWS
"The Spleen Diaries," Doug Burgess, photojournalist

About Belo Corp.
WFAA is a subsidiary of 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. Nearly all Belo stations rank first or second in their local market. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Dave Muscari, vice president/product development, at 214-977-6490.