Dallas, TX - Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, announced today that Peter L. Diaz has been named president/Media Operations. Diaz has served as executive vice president/Television Operations since November 2007 and joined the Management Committee of Belo Corp. in February 2008.
"Peter is an outstanding broadcast executive with more than 30 years of industry expertise. We're fortunate to have someone of his caliber leading our television stations and new media efforts," said Dunia A. Shive, Belo's president and Chief Executive Officer.
Diaz previously served as senior vice president of Belo Corp. beginning in February 2006 and as president/General Manager of KHOU-TV from 1999 to 2007. He joined Belo in 1984 as national sales manager for KHOU and served in various sales management roles for Belo stations in Houston, Tulsa and Dallas before returning to KHOU as station manager in 1995. Diaz was promoted to vice president and general manager of KHOU in 1997.
Diaz serves on the executive committee for the board of the CBS Television Network Affiliates Association. He also serves on the board of the newly-formed broadcast mobile initiative, Pearl Mobile TV LLC.
About Belo Corp.
Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, 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 & Treasury Operations, at 214-977-6835.