Deputy Managing Editor
Nancy Gibbs is TIME’s deputy managing editor, the No. 2 editorial position at the magazine. 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 articles. Her story for the black-bordered special issue on September 11, 2001, won the National Magazine Award, and she was the lead TIME writer on virtually every major news event, from Oklahoma City to Hurricane Katrina, as well as the past five presidential campaigns.
She is the co-author, with TIME’s Michael Duffy, of the New York Times best-selling book The Presidents Club, which was published in April 2012 by Simon & Schuster. The two editors also co-authored The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House (Center Street, 2007). After the 2008 election, Politico.com described Gibbs as “the poet laureate of Presidents.”
Gibbs 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. Her writing is included in The Princeton Anthology of Writing, Best Political Writing 2005 and numerous writing textbooks. She has twice served as the Ferris Professor at Princeton, where she taught a seminar on politics and the press.
Gibbs lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and two daughters.
Updated July 30, 2012