Elizabeth (Betsy) Gleick was born and raised in Manhattan, and graduated from Yale University with a degree in literature. She oversees all of PEOPLE’s human interest coverage.
She began her journalism career in the features department at Vogue, then joined the start-up New York Woman, where she became a senior editor.
In 1992 she moved to Time Inc. as a senior writer for PEOPLE.
In 1994 she joined Time magazine, where she was a senior writer covering legal and social issues, as well as breaking news. In 1997 she moved to London, where she worked as a contributor and senior writer for both Time and Time Atlantic, the magazine’s London-based European edition.
In addition to reporting breaking news, she covered Britain’s social, literary and cultural affairs. Upon her return to New York in 2000, she became deputy editor at On magazine, formerly known as Time Digital. At the technology/lifestyle monthly, she shared responsibility for its reshaping
and relaunch, edited features and conceived the back-of-the-book section devoted to family, home and personal finance. In 2002, she returned to PEOPLE as assistant managing editor and in 2007 she was promoted
to executive editor.
Her articles and book reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times Book Review.
She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.