NEW YORK, May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of an overall effort to
expand the company's television advertising sales unit, executives at Martha
Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) today named industry veteran Liz Koman to
the post of Vice President, Advertising Sales. The announcement was made by
Heidi Diamond, President of MSLO's Television business segment.
Ms. Koman, who will report to Ms. Diamond, will be responsible for
spearheading the sales effort in support of all Martha Stewart Living
Omnimedia television programs, including the new daytime series, "Martha,"
launching September 2005, as well as "Everyday Food" on PBS, and "Petkeeping
with Marc Morrone". Executive produced by Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The
Apprentice") and Martha Stewart, the nationally-syndicated show has been
cleared by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution in over 90% of the
Commenting on Ms. Koman, Ms. Diamond said: "Liz's extensive background in
syndication and cable ad sales makes her perfectly poised to dive into the
2005/2006 upfront with great relationships and experience. Her track record
speaks for itself. We are thrilled to have her on board."
Ms. Koman said: "MSLO has incredible media brands with such loyal,
passionate audiences, which present enormous opportunity. I am so excited to
be part of the team and look forward to contributing to their success."
Most recently, Ms. Koman was Senior Vice President, General Sales Manager
for AMC (American Movie Classics) and WE: Women's Entertainment where she and
Diamond first worked together. While at AMC and WE, Ms. Koman oversaw the
national advertising sales teams for both networks and more than tripled
revenues in just one year. Prior to WE and AMC, Ms. Koman was Senior Vice
President, General Manager for USA Network. She has held senior positions at
Tribune Entertainment, Eyemark and Group W. Ms. Koman got her start as a
research analyst at Nielsen Media Research.
About Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) is a leading provider of
original "how-to" information, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique
lifestyle content and high-quality products. MSLO is organized into four
business segments: Publishing, Television, Merchandising, and Internet/Direct
Commerce. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is listed on the New York
Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MSO.
In addition to the new daytime series "Martha," launching in September
2005, "Martha Stewart Living" Television Productions produces the Martha
Stewart Living television program and new original wedding specials airing on
The Style Network; "Everyday Food," airing on PBS; "Petkeeping with Marc
Morrone," which airs in weekend syndication; "from Martha's Kitchen"; "from
Martha's Garden"; and "from Martha's Home," all of which are distributed
SOURCE Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
CONTACT: For Martha Stewart Living Television - Sheila Feren of
FerenComm, +1-212-983-9898; For Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia - Media:
Elizabeth Estroff, Corporate Communications, +1-212-827-8281, or Samantha
Schabel of Susan Magrino Agency, +1-212-957-3005; Investors: Howard
/Web site: http://www.marthastewart.com /