April 22, 2011

KREM 2 Wins Five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Spokane, WA - KREM 2 News is the local leader in broadcast journalism, winning five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for 2011.

KREM 2 was the only Spokane television station to be recognized for the broadcast industry's highest awards. The Murrow Awards honor outstanding achievement in electronic journalism.

"Year after year KREM 2 News continues to distinguish itself from its competitors by consistently providing the highest quality news programming. In the past four years KREM 2 News and KREM.com have won 12 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, five this year alone. Once again, KREM 2 is the only TV station in Spokane to win these prestigious awards." said KREM 2 News and KREM.com Executive News Director Noah Cooper. We are honored to win these prestigious awards. They support our commitment to our viewers, and they are a huge achievement." said Cooper.

The 2011 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards are:

Breaking News
For KREM 2 News coverage of Eastern Washington Wildfires.

Best Newscast
KREM 2 News at 6:00 p.m.

Investigative Reporting
Assessor's Mess investigation
Randy Shaw, reporter; Dan Jackson, videographer & editor; Al Lozano, videographer & editor.

Hard News Reporting
Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite
Jane McCarthy, reporter; Bret Allbery, videographer and editor.

Sports Reporting
Never Give Up: The Levi Taylor Story
Chris Bach, reporter; Bret Allbery, videographer and editor.
"We're Proud to receive five prestigious Murrow Awards. We're thrilled that the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) recognized KREM 2's commitment to being the market leader in television, online and mobile news," said KREM 2 President and General Manager Jamie Aitken.

The regional Edward R. Murrow Awards are given by the RTNDA which recognizes outstanding achievement in electronic journalism, and acknowledges news organizations for continuing to set the standard in the broadcast news profession.

For more information, contact Dan Weig at dweig@krem.com.

About Belo Corp.
KREM 2 and KREM.com are 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 214-977-4465.