Nancy Reid Gibbs (born January 25, 1960) is an American essayist
and former managing editor for Time magazine, a best-selling author
and commentator on politics and values in the United States. She is
the co-author with Michael Duffy of
The New York Times
The New York Times Bestsellers The
Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House (2007)
and The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity
1 Life and career
2 Awards and honors
3.1 Further reading
4 External links
Life and career
Gibbs was born in New York, the daughter of Janet (née Stang), who
worked at Friends Seminary, and Howard Glenn Gibbs, who was the
associate national director for the Boys Clubs of America. She
Yale University in 1982, summa cum laude, with honors
in history. She studied at
New College, Oxford
New College, Oxford as a Marshall Scholar
(M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics).
TIME in 1985 as a part-time fact checker in the
International section. She became a writer in 1988 and has written
more than 100 cover stories, including the black-bordered special
issue on the September 11 attacks, which won a National Magazine
Award in 2002.
The Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune named her one of the ten best
magazine writers in the country in 2003; her articles are included in
the Princeton Anthology of Writing, Best American Crime Writing 2004,
Best American Political Writing 2005 and TIME: 85 years of Great
Writing. She has been a frequent guest on radio and television talk
shows, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose,
and a guest essayist on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
In 1993 and 2006, she served as a Ferris Professor of writing at
Princeton University. She is a former elder and deacon of the Fifth
Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City.
In October 2013, she became the first female managing editor of Time
On September 12, 2017, she announced she was stepping down as editor
in chief of Time magazine.
Awards and honors
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2013 Chautauqua Prize, shortlist, The Presidents Club
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^ "Paid Notice: Deaths GIBBS, HOWARD G". The New York Times. April 25,
TIME - If You Want to Humble An Empire by Nancy Gibbs
^ PBS Online, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - aired on August 3, 2006
^ PBS Online, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - aired on May 28, 2008
^ Maza, Erik (17 September 2013). "
Nancy Gibbs Named Time's Managing
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^ Ember, Sydney. "Nancy Gibbs, Time Magazine's Top Editor, Is Stepping
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The New York Times
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^ Ron Charles (May 15, 2013). "Timothy Egan wins
Chautauqua Prize for
"Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"". Washington Post. Retrieved
September 26, 2013.
Pompeo, Joe (December 5, 2013). "Her 'Time'". Capital New York. New
York: Allbritton Communications.
Appearances on C-SPAN
C-SPAN Q&A interview with Gibbs and Michael Duffy about The
Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity, May 13,