Kate Betts is an award-winning magazine editor and manager 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, in addition to writing and managing a popular blog for Time.com and covering the business of fashion for the newsweekly.

She is 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 completely redesigned the 134-year-old fashion title and increased advertising pages 25%.
She moved to Bazaar from Vogue, where she was the fashion news director from 1991 to 1999. At Vogue, Betts was editor of many of the magazine's most popular sections, including "Vogue's View" and "Vogue's Index," a shopping section she created in 1995.

Betts began her career as a reporter for and later the bureau chief of the Paris office of Fairchild Publications from 1988 to 1991. In Paris she managed daily trade newspaper Women's Wear Daily and W and M magazines. She also helped to conceive and launch W Europe, a global edition of W that was published in four languages. From 1986 to 1988, she held various positions including Paris editor of Metropolitan Home and jobs at the International Herald Tribune and European Travel & Life.

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, W, Elle, and Travel+Leisure. She has also appeared on television regularly since 1993 including The Charlie Rose Show, The View, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Power Lunch. She reports regularly for CNN and NPR's Marketplace.

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