Incoming at Belo8
01/21/08 03:42 PM
By ED BARK
Two new reporters will join Belo8's news team in March, making the station "fully staffed" again, says news director Mike Valentine.
Jason Whitely is from KHOU-TV in Houston and Jonathan Betz arrives from WWL-TV in New Orleans. All three stations are owned by Belo Corp.
Whitely has been at KHOU, a CBS affiliate, since the summer of 2000, and regularly covered NASA's Johnson Space Center. He's a graduate of Western Kentucky University who previously worked at stations in St. Louis and Nashville.
Betz joined WWL in the summer of 2004 and did extensive reporting on Hurricane Katrina. WWL won a national George Foster Peabody Award for its coverage. A graduate of Syracuse University, Betz previously had "brief stints" at both Belo8 and WKTV-TV in Utica, NY, his WWL bio says. He came to the CBS station from Northwest Arkansas' 40/29 news, which is based in Fayetteville.