June 16, 2010
KTVB Honored with National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast
Boise, ID The Radio Television Digital News Association has honored the KTVB Newsgroup with the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast. The RTDNA awarded this honor to KTVB's News at Ten for live coverage as word of the Taliban capture of PFC Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan spread through his hometown of Hailey, Idaho. KTVB is one of only two local television stations in the nation to receive this award.
"A missing or captured soldier is one of the most heart-wrenching circumstances any family can face," says KTVB News Director Jim Gilchriest. "When we received word of Bowe Bergdahl's capture, it became our objective to serve his family, friends and community with the best information using all of our resources. KTVB is honored to receive this award. Our hearts and minds continue to be with Bowe Bergdahl and those who await his safe return."
The RTNDA has honored outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.
The KTVB News Group includes KTVB-Boise, 24/7 NewsChannel, KTFT-Twin Falls, KTVB.COM, KTFT7.COM and ZIdaho.com. KTVB produces more local news per week than any television station in Idaho. Its family of websites attract more visitors and page view traffic than any electronic media company in Idaho. KTVB has been the number one television station in Idaho for several decades and was also the first full service television station in Idaho, signing on in 1953. Additional information is available by contacting Doug Armstrong, President & General Manager, at 208-375-7277.
About Belo Corp.
The KTVB News Group 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 or by contacting Paul Fry, Vice President/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.