March 10, 2010

KHOU Wins 23 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards, More than Any Other Large Market Station in Texas

HOUSTON - The Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) announced winners of its 2009-2010 television contest, honoring KHOU TV Channel 11 with the most total awards and most first place awards won by any large market television station in Texas. The 11 News team was recognized with 23 TAPB awards, ten of those being first place honors.

Each year the TAPB recognizes excellence and achievement in journalism with awards in various categories. Awards will be presented at the 2010 TAPB Convention at the Headliners Club in Austin on Saturday, April 24, where KHOU will receive the following:

Best Weathercast
First Place: KHOU, Houston- Gene Norman, Aired 5 p.m. 9-25-09

Best News Anchor/Team
First Place: KHOU, Houston - Christine Haas

Best Spot Coverage/Station
Honorable Mention: KHOU, Houston - April Flood

Best Spot Story/Individual
First Place: KHOU, Houston - Kevin Reece, Leo Gonzalez & Tom Empey, Fire Trucks Collide
Second Place: KHOU, Houston - Jeff McShan & Greg Hamilton, Subway Robber

Best Feature/Serious
Second Place: KHOU, Houston - Jeremy Rogalski, Keith Tomshe & David Raziq, Soldiers at Risk - Iraq Water Investigation

Best Feature/Light
Honorable Mention: KHOU, Houston - Kevin Reece, Ernesto Torres & Chris Desmond, Rescue Me

Best Investigative
Second Place: KHOU, Houston - Mark Greenblatt, David Raziq & Keith Tomshe, Under Fire: Discrimination & Corruption in the Texas Army National Guard

Best Photojournalism/Station
First Place: KHOU, Houston

Best Photojournalism/Individual
First Place: KHOU, Houston - Todd Rogenthien

Best Sports Story
Second Place: KHOU, Houston - Daniel Gotera, Winning One for LZ
Honorable Mention: KHOU, Houston - Len Cannon & Chris Desmond, Wrestling School

Best Documentary
Second Place: KHOU, Houston - Mark Greenblatt, Keith Tomshe & David Raziq, Under Fire: Discrimination & Corruption in the Texas Army National Guard

Best Specialty/Beat Reporting
First Place: KHOU, Houston - Kevin Reece, Christine Haas, Brad Woodard &Todd Rogenthien, Soldier Stories
Second Place: KHOU, Houston - Alex Sanz, Harris County Government

Best Reporter
Second Place: KHOU, Houston - Brad Woodard
Honorable Mention: KHOU, Houston - Kevin Reece

Best General Assignment

First Place: KHOU, Houston - Brad Woodard, Frank McBride & Guy Tubbs, American Icon Abandoned

Best Continuing Coverage
First Place: KHOU, Houston - Kevin Reece, Chris Desmond & Ernesto Torres, Rescue Me

Best Deadline Editing
Second Place: KHOU, Houston - Ernesto Torres, Galveston Trees

Best Feature Editing
First Place: KHOU, Houston - Todd Rogenthien, Hearts for Hunter

Best Online/Special Content
First Place: KHOU, Houston - Houston Snow

Best Morning Newscast
2nd Place: KHOU, Houston - Aired 6-10-09

About Belo Corp.
KHOU-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, or by contacting Lisa Shumate, Director of Programming and Marketing, KHOU TV at 713-521-4335.