Since her appointment as editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine in October 2012, Deborah Needleman has been credited with ushering in a new era for the prestigious news publication’s weekly style magazine. Needleman’s first issue debuted in February 2013 with a cover and feature on Lee Radziwell, the notoriously private sister of Jacqueline Kennedy.
Prior to joining T, Needleman served as editor of WSJ magazine, the Wall Street Journal’s weekly magazine, and penned a regular style column in the daily. An alumnus of George Washington University, Needleman began her career as a photographer's assistant before securing a post as a photo editor for The Washington Post's Sunday magazine. In 1996, the aspiring editor began working for House & Garden, alongside penning articles for The New York Times and Slate magazine, and worked her way up to editor-at-large.
Needleman’s leading role as editor-in-chief of Condé Nast’s interiors magazine Domino began in 2005, following a meeting with James Truman, then editorial director of Condé Nast. Launched in spring 2005, Domino quickly built up strong following and prior to its closure in 2009 had built up a circulation of over 800,000. In 2008 Needleman published her first interior design book, under the moniker of ‘Domino’ releasing her second ‘The Perfectly Imperfect Home’ in 2011. When the magazine shuttered, she was taken on board at the Wall Street Journal.