Richard Stengel became the Managing Editor of Time after a long career at the magazine, where he has served as its national and culture editor as well as the editor of Time.com. As a senior writer and essayist he covered both the 1996 and 1988 Presidential campaigns.
Prior to being named editor of the magazine, Stengel was for two years President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, where he developed the idea for the Peter Jennings Project and secured foundation funding.
He has taught at Princeton University, served as a senior advisor and chief speechwriter for presidential candidate Bill Bradley, collaborated with Nelson Mandela on his autobiography and served as co-producer of the documentary of Mandela’s life. He has written several books, including January Sun: One Day, Three Lives, A South African Town and You're too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery.