The Editor in Chief of National Geographic in December, 1969 was Frederick Vosburgh. He once halted the presses and cost the magazine $30,000 because of a missing comma.
The Editor in Chief of National Geographic in December, 2016 is Susan Goldberg. She is the first female editor of NatGeo magazine, and has a degree in journalism from Michigan State University. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum, and lives in Washington, DC.