Accomplished Television Creative Executive Joins Company
NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martha Stewart Living
Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) today announced the hiring of Linda Corradina as
Senior Vice President, Executive Producer, Martha Stewart Living Television.
In her new post, Ms. Corradina is executive producer of the nationally
syndicated, one-hour, Emmy award-winning daily television program, Martha
Stewart Living (MSLTV), executive producer of the cable programs from Martha's
Kitchen, from Martha's Home, and from Martha's Garden, as well as for MSLTV's
new syndicated program Petkeeping with Marc Morrone.
Ms. Corradina is an experienced and highly awarded creative executive. Her
background includes the development of a number of successful programs,
including the VH1 Fashion and Music Awards and MTV's award-winning Choose or
Lose 1992 election coverage. She is the recipient of two Peabody awards, four
Cable Ace awards, one daytime Emmy and has also received numerous nominations
for her series and specials. Most recently, Ms. Corradina was an Executive
Producer at Oxygen Media, where she created Candice Checks it Out, a weekly
half-hour magazine show hosted by Candice Bergen. She was also the
Co-Executive Producer of the reality show The Life Makeover Project with
Cheryl Richardson, as well as several other series and pilots.
Prior to Oxygen Media, Ms. Corradina spent 12 years as a creative
executive at Viacom, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of
Programming and Production for VH1, where she oversaw development,
acquisitions, programming, production, and on-air talent. She also served as
Senior Vice President of News and Specials at MTV.
"We are delighted to welcome Linda to MSO. Her creative energy and
leadership will be instrumental in further developing Martha Stewart Living
Television's existing and new programming opportunities and evolving on-air
personalities, as we seek to extend our successful television franchise," said
Sharon Patrick, MSO's President and Chief Executive Officer. In her new role,
Ms. Corradina reports to Martha Stewart, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of
MSO and an Executive Producer of Martha Stewart Living television, and Heidi
Diamond, Executive Vice President, President-Television.
"I've admired Linda's work over the years and I'm thrilled to now have the
opportunity to work with her," said Ms. Diamond. "Linda's proven talents,
creative abilities, great leadership and program development skills will add
to the programming excellence always on display in all our television
"Linda is a strong addition to our exceptional creative team," said Ms.
Stewart. "She brings us depth of production experience as well as lots of
innovative ideas for the evolving direction of Martha Stewart Living as we
move into our eleventh season. We look forward with great pleasure to her
contributions to our shows and to the development skills she will contribute
in all of our new programming plans."
Said Ms. Corradina: "I have been a fan of Martha Stewart and Martha
Stewart Living television for many years. This is a great opportunity to join
a talented team and participate in shaping the future of such a strong brand
of practical, how-to television programming."
Created and hosted by Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart Living provides
high-quality, "how-to" content, whether teaching viewers how to create
colorful and unusual flower arrangements, prepare a surprisingly easy
oven-baked risotto, or design simple and inspirational decorating makeovers
for their homes. The program features special guest experts on all aspects of
the home, including cooking, decorating, crafts, collecting, gardening,
weddings, baby and kids, technology, homekeeping, petkeeping, and healthy
living. Guests join Martha in her state-of-the-art studio in Westport, CT --
designed exclusively for Martha Stewart Living Television -- and on her
travels to fascinating locations around the world.
Martha Stewart Living airs nationally in syndication for one hour, five
days a week, with a half-hour weekend edition. Produced by Martha Stewart
Living Television and distributed by King World Productions, the series is now
in its tenth season. Martha Stewart Living is part of Martha Stewart Living
Omnimedia, Inc., an integrated content company, which is listed on the New
York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MSO.
SOURCE Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
/CONTACT: Elizabeth Estroff of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.,
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