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06/09/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/09/2021 08:11

Stella Bugbee Named Styles Editor


We're delighted to announce a new editor for Styles. She is Stella Bugbee, and she comes to us from New York magazine, where she has most recently been an editor at large. She was previously president and editor in chief of The Cut, which she joined in 2011, took over a year later and grew into a powerhouse that was in 2018 named Adweek's Website of the Year.

Stella brings to The Times a broad and ambitious vision for Styles coverage, one that embraces fashion and lifestyle even as it explores issues of politics, gender, power and fame. As the nation and world cautiously start to reopen in the wake of the last 15 months of fear and grief and lives lived largely at home, she'll help us document the rebirth of how we live, how we present and how we consume.

A gifted manager and keen observer of the world (take a look at her March cover story for New York introducing the world to the concept of Zizmorcore), Stella edits with a dexterous liveliness backed by superb journalistic skills. 'She delights in things (often things hiding in plain sight), and that enthusiasm and curiosity just seeps into the work or encourages the people working with her,' said Cathy Horyn, who after leaving The Times, worked with Stella at New York. 'And she's a natural storyteller, from how a piece is conceived to how it's shaped for publication. She's a great combination of big picture thinking and the actual legwork. And as a bonus, she's a very good line editor - fast and clear.'

Stella's first day is June 21. Please welcome her to The Times.

- Dean, Joe and Sam