NEW YORK, March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Martha Stewart Living
Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) announced today it has named Alanna Fincke Editor
of Body + Soul magazine, effective immediately. Body + Soul is Martha Stewart
Living Omnimedia's rapidly growing magazine for healthy living, providing
"how-to" and inspiration for a natural lifestyle. Ms. Fincke has an extensive background in publishing, joining Body + Soul
from In Touch Weekly, where she served as editorial director since July of
2002. She played an integral role in the development of the magazine's
concept and design as well as building the editorial staff. In addition to her
position at In Touch Weekly, Ms. Fincke had been a contributor to Body + Soul,
writing the "Yoga Now" column that explores health and yoga-related news.
Previously, Ms. Fincke was Senior Editor of US Weekly for two years. Prior to
that, she served as Articles Editor of Elle magazine for five years.
"I am delighted to have Alanna join us at Body + Soul," said Janesse
Bruce, Publisher and Managing Director of Body + Soul, "This is an exciting
period of growth for the magazine and Alanna's understanding of the consumer,
her enthusiasm for both Body + Soul and the concept of whole living will
provide us the essential 'how-to' guidance for our growing base of readers."
"I am thrilled to join Body + Soul, covering subjects that are near and
dear to me," said Ms. Fincke. "I am excited to be working with such a
talented team of people where we'll continue to develop 'how-to' and
inspirational stories for loyal readers and those who are starting to pursue a
Margaret Roach, Executive Vice President and Editorial Director of Martha
Stewart Living Omnimedia, said, "Alanna is an accomplished editor with a keen
understanding of today's magazine readers and how they navigate and access
information. She appreciates the purpose and vision of Body + Soul and we are
confident she will help us continue to develop Body + Soul's look and tone
that resonates with our readers."
In the past year, Body + Soul has grown more than 30% in circulation,
making it one of the fastest growing magazines in the natural lifestyle
category. Now, more than ever, people are paying attention to what they eat,
how they manage stress, how to stay fit, and how to bring balance to their
lives. The magazine is on track to increase circulation again in March 2006 by
more than 15%, and an additional 14% in July 2006, when circulation will reach
About Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (MSLO) 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, Broadcasting, Merchandising, and
Internet/Direct Commerce. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is listed on
the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MSO.
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