DALLAS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) announced today that
Kim S. Besse has joined the Company as vice president/Human Resources
reporting to Marian Spitzberg, senior vice president/Human Resources,
effective October 1, 2008.
In making the announcement, Spitzberg said, "Recruiting and developing
capable management talent in today's challenging times is vital to Belo's
continued success. Kim's extensive background in human resources will prove
to be invaluable as Belo continues to evolve its benefits and leadership
development offerings to meet the needs of employees and the Company."
Besse has more than 25 years experience as a human resources executive,
most recently with Plano-based Perot Systems Corporation where she was vice
president/Human Resources responsible for the Company's worldwide human
resources strategy and execution. Prior to this, Besse served more than 20
years with ClubCorp in various human resources roles including executive vice
president/People Strategy and senior vice president/Human Resources.
"I am very excited to join Belo," commented Besse. "The Company's
reputation and industry recognition are evidence of a commitment to hire and
develop exceptional talent. I look forward to working with the management
team and leveraging my experience to ensure that Belo's Human Resources
initiatives continue to attract and retain top-quality talent."
Besse earned a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration from Dallas
Baptist University. She holds the professional designations of Senior
Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Certified Compensation Professional
Belo Corp. is one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded
television companies, with annual revenue of approximately $775 million. The
Company owns and operates 20 television stations reaching more than 14 percent
of U.S. television households, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork
TV affiliates, and their associated Web sites, in 15 highly-attractive markets
across the United States. Belo stations consistently deliver distinguished
journalism for which they have received significant industry recognition
including nine Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton Awards; nine
George Foster Peabody Awards; and 23 national Edward R. Murrow Awards -- all
since 2000, and in each case more than any other commercial station group in
the nation. Nearly all Belo stations rank first or second in their local
market. Belo owns stations in seven of the top 25 markets in the nation, with
six stations located in the fast-growing, top-14 markets of Dallas/Fort Worth,
Houston, Seattle/Tacoma and Phoenix. Additionally, the Company has created
regional cable news channels in Texas and the Northwest increasing its impact
in those regions. Additional information is available at http://www.belo.com
or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate
Communications, at 214-977-6835.
SOURCE Belo Corp.