June 13, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Television company Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) announced today that
Mark D. Pimentel
has been named president and general manager of KMOV-TV, Belo's CBS-affiliated station in
St. Louis, Missouri
. The Company also announced that
Tod A. Smith
has been named president and general manager of WWL-TV and WUPL-TV, Belo's CBS-affiliated station and MNTV station, respectively, in
, Pimentel has served as president and general manager of WHAS-TV, Belo's ABC-affiliated station in Louisville, Kentucky. Smith most recently served as president and general manager of WVEC, Belo's ABC-affiliated station in
, a position he has held since August 2009.
"Both Mark Pimentel and
are outstanding leaders and have delivered noteworthy results throughout their careers," said
Peter L. Diaz
, Belo's president/Media Operations.
Pimentel joined Belo from WTVQ in
where he had served as vice president and general manager. Prior to that, he served as vice president and general manager of WTVR in
, and vice president and general manager of WAFF-TV in
, Alabama. He was a news director at various television stations from 1989 to 1995 including: WXIA-TV in
; WBFF-TV in
; and WCBD-TV in
Charleston, South Carolina
. Early in his career, he was both an executive producer and a news producer at television stations in
, Raleigh/Durham and Dayton. Pimentel earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Journalism from
Before joining WVEC, Smith served as president and general manager of KMSB-TV and KTTU-TV, Belo's duopoly stations in Tucson, Arizona. Prior to that, he was a vice president and media director for Peter A. Mayer Advertising in
. Smith started his career at WWL in 1980 as a production assistant and was promoted to engineer in 1982 while working toward his college degree. Upon completion of his degree in 1984, Smith joined Shell Oil Company. He rejoined WWL in 1993 as a marketing executive. In 1995, Smith was named director of research and audience development, and was promoted to local sales manager in 1999. Smith holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in management from
of New Orleans.
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
, vice president/Investor Relations & Treasury Operations, at 214-977-4465.
SOURCE Belo Corp.