Five Belo Television Stations Honored With Seven National Edward R. Murrow Awards

Jun 15, 2011, 09:57 ET from Belo Corp.

DALLAS, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, announced today that five of its broadcast stations were honored with an unprecedented seven 2011 national Edward R. Murrow Awards.  Belo stations were honored with six of the 13 awards given in the television large market category.

WFAA-TV, Belo's ABC affiliate in Dallas/Fort Worth, won two Murrows in the large market category for Video Reporting - Hard News and Video Investigative Reporting.  WFAA's award-winning series, Bitter Lessons, which won for Video Investigative Reporting, was also honored with a George Foster Peabody Award earlier this year.  Also with two wins in the large market category was KING-TV, Belo's NBC affiliate in Seattle/Tacoma, for Use of Video and Web site.  KMOV-TV, Belo's CBS station in St. Louis, was honored with a Murrow Award for Video News Documentary, and KGW-TV, Belo's NBC station in Portland, was awarded a large market prize for Video Feature Reporting.  

In the television small market category, KTVB, Belo's NBC affiliate in Boise, was honored with a Murrow for its Web site.  

"We are very proud of all of our stations honored by the Radio Television Digital News Association.  These awards are a wonderful testament to Belo's exceptional news professionals serving our local markets every day," said Peter L. Diaz, Belo's president/Media Operations.

Since 2000, Belo stations have been honored with a total of 37 national Edward R. Murrow Awards, more than any other television group in the nation.  

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, 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 214-977-4465.

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