When I was named editor-in-chief of Sky last December, the list of to-dos from Delta was pretty short, including one big ask: June needs to be a New York City issue. Having come off of a city magazine prior to joining Sky, I knew it would be a no-brainer to create an issue all about New York. (Bonus: Our global lifestyle editor, Jason Oliver Nixon, lives in Brooklyn.)
I knew that first we needed a cover. But who? Sure, there are the classics: Letterman, De Niro, Scorsese. Buzz-worthy women: Tina Fey, Sarah Jessica Parker. High-profile media types: Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper.
But we wanted someone fresh. Someone who has something new. Someone people are talking about.
The result: Jimmy Fallon of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon anchors our My New York feature, which includes 14 noted New Yorkers (Isaac Mizrahi, Soledad O’Brien, Donald Trump, Donna Karan, Mary Louis Parker, Wynton Marsalis, Edie Falco, Derek Jeter and more).
We interviewed Jimmy during his first week on the air and was backstage during Late Night’s first Friday night show. If you’re not flying this month, read the digital magazine here.
What do you think of our New York issue?
Jayne Haugen Olson