Nancy Gibbs, managing editor of TIME, will speak to students in Classes VII–XII at a special assembly this Friday, October 24. The first woman ever to hold her position at TIME, Ms. Gibbs will give a short presentation on her experiences as a woman in media, after which she will be interviewed on a variety of topics by Spectator editors Stella Porter ’15 and Julie Coleman ’17.
Nancy Gibbs has a long history at TIME, serving most recently as deputy managing editor, where she oversaw TIME’s transition to a fully digital newsroom and led a working group to develop the framework for TIME.com’s mobile-based relaunch. One of the most published writers in the history of TIME, she has 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.
Gibbs is the co-author, along with TIME’s Michael Duffy, of two best-selling presidential histories: The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity, which spent 30 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House. 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.