June 15, 2010
KTVB Honored with National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence
Boise, ID The Radio Television Digital News Association has honored the KTVB Newsgroup with the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence. The RTDNA evaluates samples of a station's newscast, breaking news coverage, continuing coverage, features and news website, granting this award to the news organization that demonstrates outstanding depth and scope of news coverage. KTVB is one of only two local television news teams in the country to receive the 2010 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.
"This award represents an exceptional honor for our news team," KTVB News Director Jim Gilchriest said in response to today's announcement. "Edward R. Murrow embodied the ideals of journalism: accuracy, fairness, relevance, holding the powerful accountable. It's what Murrow stood for and everything we strive to be. So we're humbled and honored to receive this prestigious award."
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.