Nancy Gibbs

Nancy Gibbs

Edward R. Murrow Visiting Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School

Nancy Gibbs is the visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice and Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Until September 2017, she was Editor in Chief of TIME, directing news and feature coverage across all platforms. Gibbs was named TIME’s 17th editor in September 2013, the first woman to hold the position. During her career at TIME, she covered four presidential campaigns and is the author of more cover stories than any writer in TIME’s near-100 year history, including the black-bordered September 11 special issue, which won the National Magazine Award in 2002.

Gibbs is the co-author, along with Michael Duffy of The President’s Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity (2012), which spent 30 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Gibbs has lectured extensively on the American presidency, including at the Bush, Reagan, Carter, Johnson and Truman libraries, and on Women and Leadership to both university and business audiences. She is co-chair of the Center for Communications Leadership and Policy at USC Annenberg, and a trustee of the Chautauqua Institution.

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