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 country. 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 internationally.
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