August 23, 2010

KVUE To Launch Morning Newscast at 4:30

Austin, TX - KVUE-TV has announced that it will be expanding its award winning Daybreak morning newscast by 30 minutes beginning this Fall. KVUE News Daybreak will now air from 4:30 a.m. to 7a.m., providing additional local news and information to its viewers.

"This underscores our continued commitment to serving the changing needs of our viewers." Says KVUE President and General Manager, Patti C Smith.

Further, Patti C. Smith stated, "It's our commitment to local news that is the foundation of KVUE's service to our community. I'm extremely pleased that, through this addition to Daybreak, we will have the opportunity to provide more local news at a time of day that helps our viewers plan their day accordingly."

KVUE News Director, Frank Volpicella added, "KVUE sets the standard for news excellence in Austin. By adding a 4:30 am newscast, we will provide news, weather and information at a time when more and more people are depending on us. Our team of dedicated news professionals works around the clock to report the news and information that's most important to the people of Austin and central Texas. KVUE news will continue to earn the trust of our viewers. They've made us the most watched news station in Austin. Expanding our news is our commitment to our viewers, that KVUE is indeed Austin's news station."

KVUE News Daybreak with Melissa Gale, Olga Campos and meteorologist Albert Ramon is currently the most watched morning news and information program in Austin.

KVUE-TV is a part of Belo Corp. (BLC), which is 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, and the CW, 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 or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Treasury Operations, at 214-977-6835.

Mark Willenborg
3201 Steck Ave.
Austin, TX 78757
Phone: 512-459-6521