April 8, 2010

KING 5 Wins Seven Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Seattle TV Stations Sweep All Categories with KING 5 Winning More than Half the Awards

Seattle, WA - KING 5 News is the recipient of seven of the thirteen regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2010 for excellence in electronic journalism for large market television stations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington State.

Announced today by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the Murrow Awards recognize excellence that Edward R. Murrow established as the standard for electronic news.

"It's a great honor for our station to win multiple regional Edward R. Murrow Awards," said Mark Ginther, executive news director of KING 5 News. "The Murrow name is synonymous with integrity and excellence in broadcast journalism and we at KING 5 do our best to provide that same high quality news professionalism here in the Puget Sound area."

Of the 13 categories for the five-state region, every award winning category came from a Seattle area TV station and KING 5 won more than KIRO 7 and KOMO 4 combined. By winning regional RTDNA awards, KING 5 is automatically eligible for the national Murrow awards competition in June.

Since 1971, RTDNA honors outstanding achievement in electronic journalism by bestowing Murrow Awards. News managers from radio, television, and online news organizations (for the first time) judged entries in March with the winners made public today.

2010 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award won by KING 5 for large market TV stations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington:

About Belo Corp.
KING 5 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.