US President-elect Joe Biden and his Vice-President Kamala Harris, the first ever in that position to get the recognition, left President Donald Trump looking on as the two leaders to lead the country for the next four years stole the honour of being the TIME magazine’s Person of the Year.
“Person of the Year is not just about the year that was but about where we’re headed, and the next four years are going to be an enormous test of them and all of us to see whether they can bring about the unity they’ve promised,” said Edward Felsenthal, TIME CEO and Editor-in-chief, in announcing the prestigious annual naming.
Felsenthal said this was the “hardest year” to narrow down to just four Person of the Year finalists.
“So many massive stories all over the world…racial justice, the pandemic, presidential election, wildfires, a really, really challenging year to make this call,” said Felsenthal.
TIME has selected a Person of the Year for the past 92 years.
The magazine announced it had named a 15-year-old Colorado scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao as its first-ever “Kid of the Year.”
Scientist and inventor was chosen from a list of thousands of other amazing kids who are working to change the world.
The honor is in recognition of Rao’s commitment to creating scientific solutions. At 10 years old, she created a lead detection tool after learning about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.