Deborah Needleman Departs T: NY Times Style Mag

A great editor moves on.

Deborah Needleman, editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine for the past four years, is moving on.

In a memo to staffers, Times executive editor Dean Baquet said Needleman’s next chapter “mainly consists of taking a break and enjoying more of the world that T so vibrantly covers.”

“It would have been enough for T to be just aesthetically pleasing, a place for great photography, stunning interiors. But Deborah turned it into something much more,” added Baquet, in the note. “It featured — even championed — artists whose work could be difficult. It discovered writers and published poetry. Under Deborah, T ceaselessly explored the landscape of art and culture.”

Needleman’s successor is expected to be named soon.