Nancy Gibbs is the Editor-in-Chief of Time, which has an audience of nearly 100 million readers worldwide. Gibbs was named Time’s 17th managing editor on September 17, 2013. She is the first woman to hold the position. In 2016, she was named to the additional role of Editorial Director of Time Inc.’s News Group, which includes Time, Fortune, Money, Time for Kids and Motto.
Gibbs has a long history at Time, previously serving as deputy managing editor, where she oversaw the brand’s transition to a fully digital newsroom.
Gibbs is one of the most published writers in the history of Time, having been an essayist and lead writer on virtually every major news event of the past two decades, including four presidential campaigns and the September 11 attacks.
She is the co-author, along with Time’s Michael Duffy, of two best-selling presidential histories: “The President’s Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity” (2012), which spent 30 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, and “The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House” (2007). She has written more cover stories for Time than any other writer in its history and won the National Magazine Award for her cover story of Time’s black-bordered September 11, 2001 special issue.
Gibbs was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Yale summa cum laude, with honors in history, and has a degree in politics and philosophy from Oxford, where she was a Marshall scholar.
She joined Time as a fact checker in 1985 and worked as a writer and editor before holding senior management positions. She has twice served as the Ferris Professor at Princeton, where she taught a seminar on politics and the press.
She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband, and they have two daughters.
She is on Twitter @nancygibbs