Belinda Luscombe is one of TIME's most versatile writers and editors.
Named Arts Editor in January 2003, Luscombe will direct the magazine's cultural and media coverage.
Luscombe has been a Senior Editor since April 1999. She edited the magazine's opening "Notebook" pages and "People" section, as well as "Lifestyle" and "Arts" stories. One of her assignments was "Personal TIME," (now called "Your Time") a section of the magazine that includes columns on money and technology and short lifestyle-news items.
Among her special interests are fashion, architecture and design, but she has also written about divorce, kidnapping and motherhood. Recent cover stories include "Inside the New American Home," on how the developing American family has changed the look of people's homes. She was also the editor of the first U.S. issue of TIME's Style & Design (February 2003).
She joined TIME as a staff writer in March 1995 and served as the magazine's "People" columnist.
She came to Time Inc. in 1992 as a staff writer for FYI, the company's widely read in-house magazine and was editor of the publication from 1993-94. From November 1994 until she joined TIME, Luscombe was a staff editor for Your Future, a prototype personal finance magazine for Generation-Xers.
Luscombe began her journalism career at The Daily Telegraph in Sydney, Australia, where she covered general news and wrote a humorous dining column. Her work has also appeared in New York Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Mademoiselle, The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Vogue and Vogue Australia, Who Weekly (Australia), Arena (Great Britain), and the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong). She has contributed humorous essays to several books, including Dick for a Day (Simon and Schuster) and the forthcoming Fresh Milk (Random House) She appears regularly on E!, Extra, and Entertainment Tonight.
Born in Sydney, Luscombe holds a B.A. in English Literature (Hons.) and a Dip. Ed. from the University of Sydney.