Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Taps Pilar Guzman as Editor in Chief of Martha Stewart Living

- New Hire Formerly Founding Editor in Chief of Cookie Magazine

Mar 08, 2011, 10:00 ET from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. today announced that Pilar Guzman has been named Editor in Chief of the award-winning, monthly magazine Martha Stewart Living. Ms. Guzman was founding Editor In Chief of Cookie, a highly regarded, intelligent magazine for modern parents that ceased publication in late 2009. In addition to overseeing editorial for Martha Stewart Living, she will be responsible for the creation of monthly digitized editions of the magazine.

Prior to joining MSLO, Ms. Guzman co-founded, a website devoted to modern parenthood. Before founding Cookie, which Advertising Age magazine named "Launch of the Year" in 2007, and serving as the magazine's editor in chief, she was senior editor at Real Simple and executive editor of One, an architecture and design magazine. Ms. Guzman has also been a contributor to a number of different publications, including The New York Times House & Home and Dining sections, I.D., Metropolis, Wallpaper, and Marie Claire, and was the design and architecture editor and columnist at City magazine. She launched her career in journalism writing a travel guide to Italy before working as a food critic and lifestyle writer for the New York Daily News.

MSLO Founder Martha Stewart stated: "Pilar, founder of the acclaimed Cookie magazine, is an accomplished editor who understands what the Martha Stewart Living reader needs and wants—inspiration and information to make everyday living more beautiful and meaningful. With her background in food, design, family, and the home, Pilar will lead our team of great editors at our flagship magazine with expertise and vision."

Ms. Guzman will work closely with EVP Creative Director Eric Pike and will report to the Chief Creative and Editorial Director, Gael Towey. She will also collaborate with the company's digital team on Living's expression on the website. In addition, Ms. Guzman will represent the magazine in appearances on the Emmy-winning daily TV series "The Martha Stewart Show" on Hallmark Channel.

"I have long been a fan of Martha Stewart and the iconic lifestyle brand that is Living. In its unparalleled rigor and creativity, Martha Stewart Living is an inspiration and I am excited to work with this amazingly talented team," said Ms. Guzman.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Ms. Guzman is the author of Time for Dinner, a family dinner cookbook that was published last fall by Chronicle Books. In 2008, she was one of Crain's "Top 40 Under 40" and The New York Post included her on its list of "New York's 50 Most Powerful Women."

About Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) is a diversified media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and distinctive products. The Publishing segment encompasses the company's print and digital businesses and is comprised of four magazines, including MSLO's flagship publication, Martha Stewart Living, periodic special issues, books, websites, digital apps, blogs, and more. The Broadcasting segment produces the Emmy-winning, daily television series, "The Martha Stewart Show," and other original programming on Hallmark Channel, including "Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn." Broadcasting also encompasses Martha Stewart Living Radio on SIRIUS channel 112 and XM channel 157 as part of "The Best of SIRIUS." In addition to its media properties, MSLO offers high-quality Martha Stewart products through licensing agreements with carefully selected companies, including the Martha Stewart Collection exclusively at Macy's, the Martha Stewart Living line of home-improvement products at The Home Depot, Martha Stewart Crafts with EK Success at Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabric, and independent retailers, the Martha Stewart Pets line at PetSmart. In 2008, Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands; MSLO acquired the assets related to Lagasse's media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, and website and his licensed kitchen and food products. For additional information about MSLO, visit

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