What's Jill Abramson Made Of?

By Gail Sheehy, Politico - July 19, 2014

When she came to my home earlier this week to speak to an NGO crowd, she slipped off her shoes and stepped up on a footstool, perspiring but indefatigable. Wearing a sleeveless print dress, she showed off a green tattoo on each upper arm. “I got them when I turned 50,” she said, to testify to her cool. The night beforehand, Abramson, who is now 60, and I sat down for a one-on-one conversation about the most daring moments in her life. She was about to break her two-month silence about being dismissed as the top woman news editor in America, and she wasn’t licking her wounds. “I’ve always been on the daring side,” she told me, adding wryly, “for better or worse.” Read more:

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