Evan Cowitt Named Vice President of Advertising Sales for Freedom Interactive

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Freedom Interactive, the internet subsidiary of Freedom Communications, has tapped Evan Cowitt to assume a newly created position of Vice President of Advertising Sales. Cowitt, a former Vice President of Sales for Napster.com, will lead Freedom Interactive's sales teams driving advertising revenue for Freedom Interactive's network of newspaper, TV and magazine web sites nationwide.

Leveraging his impressive interactive experience and existing relationships in advertising and media, Evan will play a key role in launching our sales efforts, driving new business and revenue for Freedom Interactive.

    "Evan has a proven track record in building and leading sales teams as well as providing effective interactive media solutions and superior client service to advertising clients," said Freedom Interactive's Senior Vice President of Advertising and Business Development, David Atkins. "Leveraging his impressive interactive experience and existing relationships in advertising and media, Evan will play a key role in launching our sales efforts, driving new business and revenue for Freedom Interactive."

Prior to Napster.com, where Cowitt led the in-house ad sales team and launched integrated marketing programs, Cowitt served as Vice President of Entertainment Advertising at Fox Interactive media. At Fox Interactive, Cowitt was part of the leadership team at IGN where he oversaw entertainment advertising sales. His position with IGN was established when IGN's Entertainment group acquired the movie, games and entertainment reviews site - Rotten Tomatoes.

Cowitt brings over 18 years of entertainment marketing, interactive expertise and sales experience with leading entertainment brands; including: The Walt Disney Studios, IGN Entertainment, Rotten Tomatoes, IFILM, and AOL. Evan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

About Freedom Interactive

Freedom Interactive is the Internet subsidiary of the nation's 12th largest media company -- Freedom Communications -- a national, privately owned information and entertainment company headquartered in Irvine, Calif. Freedom Interactive owns and operates web sites coast to coast, each offering local, up-to-the-minute breaking news stories, extensive content with a unique perspective, and trusted local news coverage on demand. The company's web sites are associated with various Freedom Communications media properties including over 70 newspapers and magazines, such as The Orange County Register and The Gazette in Colorado Springs, and thirteen broadcast television stations.

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