Time Editor Nancy Gibbs’ Office Reflects a Road Well Traveled

After starting as a fact checker at Time in 1985, working her way through the ranks to become one of America's top magazine writers with over 100 cover stories and a National Magazine Award on her résumé, Nancy Gibbs in 2013 became editor of the then-90-year-old newsweekly. With Gibbs' new position came a new office. We looked around and found some striking keepsakes, including a curious framed sash. Gibbs explained, "That is a portion of a pope's miter, which was handed down from each Time Inc. editor in chief to the next as a symbol of the respective roles of church and state. When Martha Nelson ended her reign as the last EIC, she cut it up and distributed framed pieces to each of the editors, saying we were all now custodians of our most important traditions. It reminds me of how lucky we all are to stand on the shoulders of giants."