Martha Stewart Living is a magazine and a past television show featuring entertaining and lifestyle expert Martha Stewart. Both the magazine and the television program focus on lifestyle content and the domestic arts.
History and profile
Martha Stewart Living began as a quarterly magazine in 1990, published by Time Inc.. The magazine has been published monthly since mid-1994. Stewart took the magazine with her when she left Time Inc. in 1997, and Martha Stewart Living became the flagship brand of the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia media empire. In 2015, Meredith Corporation assumed editorial and operational control of Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings.
Martha Stewart Living magazine features lifestyle content around food, home decorating, entertaining, crafts/DIY, travel, and tastemakers, with monthly columns including "From Martha", "Good Things", "Good Living", and "Everyday Food". Martha Stewart is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the magazine. The magazine's editorial staff is led by editor-in-chief, Elizabeth Graves, and includes a staff of industry-recognized editors including Sarah Carey, Editorial Director of Food & Entertaining, Melissa Milrad Goldstein, Beauty Director, and Melissa Ozawa, Features & Garden Editor.
Martha Stewart Living television debuted as a weekly half-hour syndicated show in September 1993. Intended to complement the magazine, it featured Stewart as the host. It expanded to weekdays in 1997, became a full hour long program in 1999 (with a 30-minute weekend edition), and went on hiatus in autumn of 2004 following Stewart's stock trading case and conviction. The show was distributed by Group W Productions from 1993–1996, Eyemark Entertainment following the CBS-Westinghouse merger from 1996–2000, then King World Productions following CBS' merger with King World from 2000-2004. The new Martha Stewart Show program replaced MSL in 2005 and was cancelled after seven seasons