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Nancy Gibbs Appointed as Managing Editor of Time Magazine

Sep 19, 2013 18:04 IST

Veteran Time magazine writer Nancy Gibbs on 17 September 2013 appointed as the Managing Editor of Time Magazine.

Nancy Gibbs, 53, would be TIME’s 17th managing editor since its 1923 founding. She is the first woman to hold the position. Nancy Gibbs has been with Time Magazine  since 1985 and she also served as deputy managing editor.

Nancy Gibbs, who has co-authored two best-selling books about the modern presidency (the Preacher and the Presidents; Billi Graham in the White House(2007) and the President club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity (2012)). she has written 174 cover stories - more than any other writer in TIME’s history across a range of subjects from politics to parenting.

She succeeded Richard Stengel as managing editor, TIME’s top editorial position.  Richard Stengel was named President Barack Obama’s nominee to serve as under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs at the Department of State.

Since 2011, Gibbs has served as deputy managing editor, TIME’s number two post, where she has helped reshape TIME. It now reaches more than 50 million people across its digital and print platforms.

Time is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City. It was founded in 1923. Time has the world's largest circulation for a weekly news magazine, and has a readership of 25 million, 20 million of which are in the US.

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