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April 9, 2012

Karen Marderosian Joins The Weather Channel As Vice President, Regional Manager, Detroit Ad Sales

The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) today announced that Karen Marderosian has been named vice president, regional manager, Detroit ad sales. Marderosian will lead TWCC's Detroit sales office to achieve cross-platform revenue objectives for The Weather Channel and will play a key role in developing and executing the company's Michigan/Ohio regional sales strategy.

Marderosian brings a wealth of brand marketing, agency, and sales experience to the role. Most recently, she spent five years at Discovery Communications, where she was responsible for sales in the Detroit region across Discovery, Science, Military Channel, Velocity, and Investigation Discovery. Prior to that role, Marderosian spent eight years at Volkswagen, first as brand marketing model manager for several models, then as director of marketing for brand Volkswagen in the U.S. and Canada. Before joining VW, she spent nine years at D'Arcy Worldwide, moving up the ranks from AE in the Cadillac Motor Division, GM credit card, to brand marketing partner in the Pontiac-GMC Division.

"Karen's brand marketing and agency experience will provide invaluable insight into how we can provide our clients with the most creative, effective media solutions for their marketing plans," said Beth Lawrence, executive vice president, ad sales and media solutions, until the company names a new senior vice president, digital ad sales. "Her marketer's perspective and keen understanding of the local advertising community will make us even more meaningful partners to our clients in the Detroit market."

Marderosian received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, and completed her graduate work in international commerce at L'Institut D'Etudes Politiques in Paris, France.


About The Weather Channel Companies
The Weather Channel companies (TWCC) are made up of The Weather Channel® television network, The Weather Channel digital properties, and WSI. The Weather Channel is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 100 million U.S. households. TWCC also operates Weatherscan®, a 24-hour all-local weather network; The Weather Channel Radio Network; and The Weather Channel HD. The most popular source of weather news and information, TWCC properties reach 60 million monthly Web consumers (weather.com and Desktop) and 30 million monthly mobile users (mobile Web and applications) and offers the second most popular mobile app on all smartphones. WSI, headquartered in Andover, MA, primarily provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media, aviation, marine and energy sectors. TWCC is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. For more information, visit www.weather.com/press.