Nearly every president elected since the 1930s has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, often just weeks after they won a race for the White House.
On Thursday evening, the publication announced that President-elect Joe Biden continues the trend — with a twist. He is the first to receive the title alongside his running-mate, Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris.
“The Biden-Harris ticket represents something historic,” the magazine’s editor in chief, Edward Felsenthal, said in a video announcing the pick. “Person of the Year is not just about the year that was but about where we’re headed.”
The recognition marks another “first” for Harris, who will become the first woman, first Black person and first Asian American to serve in the nation’s second-highest office.
Citing the many challenges ahead of them, the pair was chosen over a list of finalists that included President Trump, racial justice protesters, front-line health-care workers and Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease specialist. ...