Deborah Needleman

Former Editor-in-Chief, T: The New York Times Style Magazine

She rose to fame for her thoughtful editing of WSJ magazine, and brought her discerning eye to T magazine.

Deborah Needleman

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 monthly style magazine. Needleman’s first issue debuted in February 2013 with a cover and feature on Lee Radziwill, the notoriously private sister of Jacqueline Kennedy. She stepped down from the role in 2016.

An alumna of George Washington University, Needleman began her career post-graduation as a photographer's assistant before securing a post as a photo editor for The Washington Post's Sunday magazine. Previously, she has also written about style, design and gardens for publications such as Slate and House & Garden, where she was named editor-at-large. Prior to joining T, Needleman served as editor-in-chief of WSJ Magazine, the Wall Street Journal’s monthly magazine. During her tenure at the Wall Street Journal, she created the paper's Saturday lifestyle section, "Off Duty".​

Needleman’s leading role as the founding editor-in-chief of Condé Nast’s interiors magazine Domino began in 2005, following a meeting with James Truman, then the editorial director of Condé Nast. Launched in spring 2005, Domino quickly built up a strong following. Prior to its closure in 2009, the publication had built up a circulation of a million base readers. In 2008, Needleman published her first interior design book, under the moniker of "Domino," while releasing her second, "The Perfectly Imperfect Home," in 2011.

Career History
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George Washington University

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NATIONALITYAmerican
LOCATIONUnited States
MEMBER SINCE2013

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