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

Jun 13, 2012, 10:00 ET from Belo Corp.

DALLAS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Television company Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) announced today that four of its broadcast stations were honored with five 2012 national Edward R. Murrow Awards by the Radio Television Digital News Association.  

KING-TV, Belo's NBC-affiliated station in Seattle/Tacoma, won two Edward R. Murrow Awards in the large market category for Video Continuing Coverage and Video News Documentary.  This marks the second consecutive year that KING was honored with two national Murrow Awards.  Also in the large market category, KMOV-TV, Belo's CBS-affiliated station in St. Louis, was recognized with a Murrow award for Video News Series, its second consecutive Murrow Award.  In 2011, KMOV won for Video News Documentary.

In the television small market category, WWL-TV, Belo's CBS-affiliated station in New Orleans, was honored with a national Murrow for Video Sports Reporting.  And, for the second consecutive year, KTVB, Belo's NBC-affiliated station in Boise, was recognized with a Murrow for its website.  

 "Belo is honored to be recognized again by the Radio Television Digital News Association.  These awards speak to the exceptional work our news professionals provide our local markets every day," said Peter L. Diaz, Belo's president/Media Operations.

Since 2000, Belo stations have received a total of 42 national Edward R. Murrow Awards, more than any other television group in the nation.  

About Belo Corp.

Television company Belo Corp. (NYSE:   BLC) owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated websites.  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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