SOURCE: The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show

March 17, 2005 06:00 ET

House Beautiful Specials Names How-To Hosts as Columnists

The Money Pit's Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete to Author Q&A Column

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 17, 2005 -- Home improvement radio and television personalities Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete will author a remodeling advice column for House Beautiful Home Remodeling and Decorating magazine beginning with the March/April issue. Kraeutler and Segrete host The Money Pit, a syndicated weekend home improvement radio program heard on nearly 150 radio stations around the nation, as well as on both XM and Sirius Satellite radio.

The focus of House Beautiful Home Remodeling and Decorating is on decoration and design, architecture and gardens, and the many elements of style. The special interest publication delivers great advice and invaluable tips for any home remodeling project and is a must read for inquiring consumers looking for information to guide them through their remodeling journey.

"Every weekend, Tom and Leslie deliver smart remodeling advice to millions of Americans. They are engaging, entertaining and informative, and we're very happy they'll now be sharing that unique talent in the pages of House Beautiful Home Remodeling and Decorating," said Lauren Payne, Editor.

"House Beautiful Home Remodeling and Decorating is a publication of iconic status with a rich history of inspiring consumers to better their homes. Leslie and I are very excited to be able to share our enthusiasm for remodeling with its readers," said Tom Kraeutler.

Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete are radio's only male-female home-improvement team. They also share their advice through e-newsletters, columns, and TV. Kraeutler is a regular contributor to news shows like CNN's "Open House," and Segrete is the on-air talent for TLC's "While You Were Out."

The March/April issue of House Beautiful Home Remodeling and Decorating is published by Hanley Wood and is on newsstands now. In that issue, Kraeutler and Segrete respond to reader questions about floors.

About The Money Pit® -- The Money Pit is a nationally syndicated live call-in home improvement radio show, hosted by veteran broadcasters Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete. The show is produced by Squeaky Door Productions, Inc., and airs each Saturday and Sunday on nearly 150 stations across the United States. Kraeutler and Segrete answer listener calls about home improvement, safety and maintenance, as well as cover a host of consumer issues. In 2005, Talkers Magazine named them among the "100 Most Important Talk Show Hosts in America." For more information go to www.moneypit.com.

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