Deborah Needleman

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Deborah Needleman
Born United States
Occupation Magazine editor
Spouse(s) Jacob Weisberg
Children Lily, Nate

Deborah Needleman, an American publishing executive, was the founding editor in chief of Domino magazine.[1] She is editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine.


Launched by Condé Nast Publications in Spring 2005, domino was a style magazine centered on the home. In its first year, domino was honored with every media award for the best new magazine, including The Hot List Startup of the Year by Adweek, Top Launch of the Year by Media Industry Newsletter and The A-List 10 under 50 by Advertising Age. Needleman was named as a Top Talent to Watch from Women’s Wear Daily and a Circle of Excellence award winner by the International Furniture and Design Association (IFDA). In its third year, the magazine has grown to a rate base of 800K.[2]The magazine received two 2008 National Magazine Award nominations from the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME).[3] In October 2008, domino released its first book, domino: the book of decorating, published by Simon & Schuster.

It was announced on 28 January 2009, that Conde Nast would cease publishing Domino, and that Needleman left the company.


Needleman’s writing on gardens and design has appeared in The New York Times; Slate, where she penned “The Cranky Gardener” column. Also House & Garden, where she was Editor at Large.


In 2010, Needleman became the editor of WSJ. magazine[4] In 2012, Needleman moved to T: The New York Times Style Magazine as the editor in chief.


Needleman lives in Manhattan with her husband, Slate editor in chief Jacob Weisberg, and their two children, Lily and Nate.


  1. ^ Colman, David (13 May 2007). "The Next ‘House & Garden’". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  2. ^ David Colman, "The Next 'House & Garden,'" New York Magazine, May 13, 2007.
  3. ^ American Society of Magazine Editors, 2008 National Magazine Award Finalists
  4. ^ Peters, Jeremy W. (27 July 2010). "Deborah Needleman Takes Over WSJ Magazine". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 

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