MSLO Taps More Former ABC Execs

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) has hired two more ex-ABC execs to help ramp up its broadcast business.

Richard Claflin, most recently VP, comedy series development, for ABC (Eight Simple Rules, George Lopez,Hope & Faith), has been named VP, programming, for broadcasting. Jill Boulet-Gercourt, director of synergy at ABC, which meant overseeing integrated marketing campaigns, has been named VP, marketing, for broadcasting.

Claflin will head up the development of original programming for the company, while Boulet-Gercourt will oversee all marketing, promotion and creative services, including consumer and trade advertising.

Tapping ABC talent has become something of a cottage industry at MSLO. It is run by former ABC Entertainment President Susan Lyne, who also tapped ex-ABC Daytime exec Sheraton Kalouria as MSLO television president last fall.

MSLO's current TV offerings comprise daily, syndicated “how-to” series Martha, PBS cooking show Everyday Food, and a library of shows from the syndicated Martha Stewart Living show.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.