Nancy Gibbs is managing editor of Time, which has 50 million readers worldwide. She oversees the domestic, international and tablet editions of the magazine, Time.com, Time mobile and Time for Kids. Gibbs was named Time’s 17th managing editor in 2013, and is the first woman to hold the position.
Named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the 10 best magazine writers in the country, she is the author of more than 150 Time cover stories and many back-page essays. Gibbs’ story for the black-bordered special issue on Sept. 11, 2001, won the National Magazine Award. She was the lead Time writer on virtually every major news event from Oklahoma City to Hurricane Katrina, as well as the last five presidential campaigns; after the 2008 election, Politico described her as “the poet laureate of presidents.”
A frequent commentator on radio and television and former essayist on the “PBS NewsHour,” Gibbs has twice served as the Ferris Professor at Princeton, where she taught a seminar on “Politics and the Press.” She graduated from Yale and has a degree in politics and philosophy from Oxford, where she was a Marshall scholar. Gibbs, a lifelong Chautauquan, has appeared several times on the morning lecture platform.