TIME makes landmark promotion

Sep 25, 2013

Another major win for women in journalism: Nancy Gibbs will be the first female managing editor of TIME, a landmark in the publication's 90-year history. Glibbs certainly has more than earned the honor: since she first started at TIME in 1985, she's reportedly penned more cover stories than anyone else at the publication. Consider us impressed. Most recently the magazine’s deputy editor, Gibbs is taking the reins from Richard Stengel, who left to take a position in Obama's administration as undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs.

In response to the historic move, Storyful executive editor David Clinch retweeted a quote attributed to her: "The greatest power source is people." "Congrats to Nancy Gibbs, new editor of Time Magazine! A great mind and writing talent," came the nod from New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.  "Past TIME," quipped Gwen Ifill of PBS Newshour. In acknowledging the onslaught of congratulations, Gibbs also demonstrated an adept use of puns: "Thanks to all, for such kind words and support. We're going to have a great @TIME." Well played, Nancy. Well played.

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