Martha Stewart Living

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Martha Stewart Living
EditorElizabeth Graves
CategoriesWomen's magazine
Total circulation9,000,000+[1]
Final issueMay 2022 (print)
CompanyDotdash Meredith
CountryUnited States
Based inDes Moines, Iowa

Martha Stewart Living was a magazine and television program featuring entertaining and lifestyle expert Martha Stewart. Both the magazine and the television program focused on lifestyle content and the domestic arts.


Martha Stewart Living began as a quarterly magazine in 1990,[2][3] published by Time Inc. The magazine has been published monthly since mid-1994.[2] 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.[4]

Martha Stewart Living magazine featured 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 was the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the magazine. The magazine's editorial staff was led by editor-in-chief, Elizabeth Graves, and included 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.

During the period 2005–2013, Martha Stewart Living made a profit only in 2007.[5]

Television program[edit]

Martha Stewart Living
Presented byMartha Stewart
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Running time30 minutes (weekends 1993-2004, weekdays 1997-1999)
60 minutes (weekdays 1999-2004)
Original release
NetworkFirst-run syndication
ReleaseSeptember 1993 (1993-09) –
September 2004 (2004-09)
The Martha Stewart Show

The Martha Stewart Living television show debuted as a weekly half-hour syndicated program in September 1993. Intended to complement the magazine, the program featured Stewart as host of each episode where she presented segments on things such as cooking, gardening, craft making and decorating. 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 1993–1995, Eyemark Entertainment from 1995–2000 following the CBS-Westinghouse merger, then King World Productions from 2000–2004 following CBS' merger with King World. It was succeeded by The Martha Stewart Show after Stewart's release from prison in 2005 and ran until it was cancelled in 2012.[6][better source needed]


Both the magazine and the television show won numerous awards.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Martha Stewart Living | Meredith".
  2. ^ a b "What to know when collecting Martha Stewart Living Mags". eBay. 6 October 2006. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Top 100 U.S. Magazines by Circulation" (PDF). PSA Research Center. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  4. ^ Steigrad, Alexandra (December 22, 2015). "Meredith Assumes Editorial and Operational Control of Martha Stewart Living and Weddings". WWD. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  5. ^ J.P. Morgan's|Markets|Global News Story Archived December 17, 2012, at Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  6. ^ "Martha Stewart Show cancelled, no season eight". canceled TV shows - TV Series Finale. January 5, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Martha Stewart Living (TV Series 1996–2004) Poster Martha Stewart Living (1996–2004)". IMDb, Inc. Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  8. ^ "Shades of Stewart". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 13 June 2022.

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