Real Simple has found its Publisher after a search that spanned four months. It’s Sally Preston, who left her position as group publisher of Martha Stewart Living Optimedia (MSLO) in November. Preston was with MSLO since 2005, and did so well there that last year The Delaney Report named her the “Publishing Executive of The Year.”
Evelyn Webster, Executive Vice President of Time Inc.’s Lifestyle Group, said Preston’s experience made her a perfect fit.
“A media industry veteran and a dynamic leader, Sally is the ideal executive to continue to buildon the success of the Real Simple brand across all platforms,” explained Webster. “Working closely with Managing Editor Kristin van Ogtrop, Sally will capitalize on Real Simple’s achievements and will help lead the brand to even greater growth in the years ahead.”