Michael Valentine has been named vice president/content for the 15 Belo TV stations, while Joe Weir becomes vice president/digital.
Belo Promotes Valentine and Weir
Belo Corp. announced today that Michael Valentine has been named vice president/content. In this newly created role, Valentine will direct news content strategies across multiple platforms for the company’s 15 television markets. He will also help explore additional digital opportunities for new and existing content.
Belo also announced the promotion of Joe Weir to vice president/digital. In this role, Joe will continue his interactive leadership for the company as well as lead Belo’s future digital initiatives and new product launches.
Most recently, Valentine was vice president/news at WFAA, Belo’s ABC station in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Since 2009, Weir has been Belo’s general manager/interactive. He was previously Internet manager/sales at WFAA and was later promoted to director/digital mMedia in 2008.
“Both Michael and Joe have delivered remarkable results throughout their careers at Belo,” said Peter L. Diaz, Belo’s president/media operations. “Having Michael and Joe in these new roles will elevate the unique value our stations and websites bring to the local communities we serve.”
Valentine joined Belo in 2002 as executive news director at WVEC Hampton-Norfolk, Va., and moved to WFAA in 2005. He holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Prior to joining WFAA, Weir was the senior online account executive for Belo Interactive from 2000 to 2005. Before that he worked for The Dallas Morning News in sales from 1996 to 2000. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University.