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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Belo Names Television Group Executives

Belo Names Television Group Executives

DALLAS, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Belo Corp. (NYSE:BLC) announced today the promotions of four television executives, each of whom will play significant roles in leading the Company's broadcast operations.

Peter Diaz was named executive vice president/Television Operations, Kathy Clements was named senior vice president/Television Operations, Mike Devlin was named president/General Manager of WFAA-TV, Belo Corp.'s ABC affiliate in Dallas/Fort Worth, and Susan McEldoon was named president/General Manager of KHOU-TV, Belo Corp.'s CBS affiliate in Houston.

Diaz has served as senior vice president of Belo Corp. since January 2006 and as president/General Manager of KHOU since 1999. He joined Belo in 1984 as national sales manager for KHOU and became local sales manager the following year. From 1991 to 1994, Diaz was general sales manager of KOTV in Tulsa. He served as director of sales and marketing for WFAA from 1994 to 1995 before returning to KHOU as station manager in 1995. Diaz was promoted to vice president and general manager of KHOU in 1997. Diaz serves on the board of the CBS Television Network Affiliates Association.

Clements has been WFAA's president/General Manager since 1999. She joined WFAA in 1984 as an account executive and was promoted to national sales manager in 1986. In 1990, Clements was named WFAA's director of sales and marketing. She was promoted to station manager of KXTV in Sacramento in 1995 and assumed the role of vice president/General Manager in 1996. She returned to WFAA in 1997 as vice president/General Manager.

Both Diaz and Clements will report to Dunia A. Shive, Belo Corp.'s president/Chief Operating Officer, and will have oversight responsibility for all Belo television stations. Belo's television management also includes Rick Keilty, who will assume the new role of senior vice president/Television Sales and Administration. Keilty will continue to report to Diaz.

Mike Devlin replaces Clements as WFAA's president/General Manager. Devlin has served as WFAA's vice president/Station Manager since March 2005. He joined Belo in 1998 as executive news director for KHOU. Prior to that, he served as news director for KATU-TV in Portland, Oregon. Devlin was promoted to vice president/News for KHOU in 2001. Devlin will report to Clements in his new role.

McEldoon replaces Diaz as president/General Manager of KHOU. McEldoon joined KHOU in 2004 as director of sales and marketing. She was promoted to vice president/Station Manager in 2006. Prior to KHOU, McEldoon held director of sales positions at WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio, WBBM-TV in Chicago and KCNC- TV in Denver. McEldoon will report to Diaz in her new role.

Commenting on these promotions, Shive said, "Today's announcements are representative of the quality and depth of talent we have across our entire organization. These executives have delivered outstanding results for Belo and I know they will continue to do so in their new roles."

About Belo

Belo Corp. is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,000 employees and more than $1.6 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, the Mid-Atlantic and Rhode Island. Belo owns 20 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates six cable news stations and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.

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