Kate Betts is an award-winning magazine editor and author who has held top positions at two of the worlds most successful fashion magazines, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. In 2003 she was named editor at large at Time magazine where she created the first globally published style supplement, Time Style & Design.

Her memoir, My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine is a New York Times Bestseller. Betts is also the author of the critically acclaimed book on the First Lady’s style, Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style and was the subject of the Lifetime documentary, “Putting Baby to Bed: Wife, Mother, and Editor in Chief,” about her experience as the youngest editor ever to take over a national fashion magazine.

Betts was named editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar in June 1999. She moved to Bazaar from Vogue, where she was the fashion news director from 1991 to 1999. Betts began her career as a reporter for and later the associate bureau chief of the Paris office of Fairchild Publications. Fluent in French and Spanish, Betts was recently named one of the top 10 fashion editors by Forbes magazine. She was the 2011 recipient of the Mary Lou Luther Award for excellence in fashion journalism. She has written for over twenty publications including The New York Times, Glamour, New York, Elle, and Travel+Leisure. She has appeared on television regularly since 1993 including The Charlie Rose Show, The View, The Today Show, and Good Morning America.

A graduate of Princeton University, Betts lives in New York City with her husband and two children.