April 7, 2010

KHOU-TV Wins Six Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

HOUSTON - KHOU has won six regional Edward R. Murrow Awards the most awards for any large market television station in the Texas-Oklahoma region including the distinguished station honor for Overall Excellence and the award for best Web site, khou.com.

KHOU's investigative team, the 11 News Defenders, received two Murrow Awards for the one-hour special "Under Fire: Discrimination and Corruption in the Texas National Guard" in the Video Investigative Reporting and Video News Documentary categories. "Under Fire" has previously been honored with a Peabody Award, duPont-Columbia Award, National Headliner Award and the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Medal.

KHOU was also recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award in the Video Newscast category for 11 News at 5 p.m., and 11 News Photojournalist Todd Rogenthien received the award for best Use of Video.

Edward R. Murrow Awards are presented annually by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) and recognize the highest achievements in electronic journalism. Judges awarded a total of 599 regional awards in 2010. Regional winners automatically become eligible for the national awards competition, which will be judged in early June. The national Edward R. Murrow Awards will be presented on October 11 at the RTDNA Awards Dinner in New York.

KHOU-TV's 2010 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards:

KHOU-TV is part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, that 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, www.khou.com or by contacting Lisa Shumate, Director of Programming and Marketing, KHOU-TV at 713-521-4335.