The New York Times has offered Deborah Needleman the editor's chair at T Magazine twice, according to reports, but no one knows for sure whether she'll accept.
Needleman, currently editor of WSJ. Magazine, told WWD Wednesday that any suggestion she has taken the job "is just not true!" Needleman became an early frontrunner on the list of candidates to replace Sally Singer when her departure from T was announced in late August, but at the time Needleman seemed content to stay at WSJ. "I'm focusing on our Fall-Winter issues right now," she said.
That focus — and her success at WSJ. — are part of what makes Needleman so perfect for the job. The key question now is, will the third time really be the charm?