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Gail Collins
Born Gail Gleason
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation journalist, op-ed columnist
Nationality American
Alma mater Marquette University
Notable works As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
Spouse Dan Collins

Gail Collins (born November 25, 1945[1]) is an American journalist, op-ed columnist and author, most recognized for her work with the New York Times.[2][3] Joining the Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board, from 2001 to 2007 she served as the paper's Editorial Page Editor – the first woman to attain that position.[2] Collins writes a semi-weekly op-ed column for the Times, published Thursdays and Saturdays.[2] She also co-authors a blog with David Brooks, "The Conversation," at NYTimes.com, featuring political commentary.[4]


Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1945 as Gail Gleason,[1] Collins has a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University[5] and an M.A. in government from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[3] She wrote for Connecticut publications like the Hartford Advocate and, in 1972, founded the Connecticut State News Bureau, a news service providing coverage of the state capital and Connecticut politics; when she sold it in 1977, it had grown into the largest service of its kind in the United States.[2] Collins later wrote as a columnist for the New York Daily News, Newsday, and the Connecticut Business Journal, as a financial reporter for United Press International, and as a public affairs host for Connecticut Public Television.[2][6]

Collins joined The New York Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board, and later as an op-ed columnist. In 2001, she was named the paper's first female Editorial Page Editor, a position she held for six years. She resigned from this post at the beginning of 2007 to take a six-month leave to focus on writing her book When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, returning to the Times as a regular columnist in July 2007.[2]

Beyond her work as a journalist, Collins has published several books: The Millennium Book, which she co-authored with her husband, CBS News producer Dan Collins; Scorpion Tongues: Gossip, Celebrity and American Politics; America's Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines; the aforementioned When Everything Changed;[2][5] and As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda'.[7] She also wrote the introduction for the 50th anniversary edition of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan; the 50th anniversary edition was published in 2013. [8]

Collins has also taught journalism at Southern Connecticut State University and, as of Fall 2009, Collins co-teaches (with Seth Lipsky) an opinion writing course in Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She occasionally appears alongside her New York Times colleague David Brooks as a fill-in for Mark Shields on PBS Newshour's Political Wrap. She has been a frequent guest on NPR[9] and on the radio talk show of Jon Wiener in Southern California.[10]



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Parkersburg News
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:30:00 -0700

Gail Collins Hardbarger, 96, of Harrisville, W.Va., departed this life on Aug. 30, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg. She was born March 10, 1918, at Prunty, W.Va., the daughter of the late Alvin and Hattie Ash Collins. Gail was a ...
New York Times
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:29:29 -0700

It's a tribute to the level of terrible news we've been inundated with this summer that the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell may qualify as a feel-good story. Unless, of course, you are McDonnell. The former governor and his wife ...
New York Times
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:22:23 -0700

Wow, it appears that Republicans in Tennessee just gave a vote of confidence to a right-wing congressman-doctor who has a history of having sex with his patients and encouraging the women in his life to end inconvenient pregnancies by abortion.
New York Times
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:06:13 -0700

“Are you afraid of heights?” a questioner asked Alaskan Senate candidates in a debate this week. The three men onstage, all running for the Republican nomination in next week's primary, vigorously denied they suffered from acrophobia. “Have you eaten ...
New York Times
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:22:30 -0700

Amanda Curtis, a 34-year-old high school math teacher, is now the Democrats' U.S. Senate candidate in Montana. Finally, a strategy for bringing down the average age of a senator, which is around 62. Plus, a math teacher would come in handy.


Bismarck Tribune
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:31:40 -0700

We need to hear moreBy GAIL COLLINS Bismarck Tribune. 19 hours ago • By GAIL COLLINS. Well, let's hope that's over. President Barack Obama was in Martha's Vineyard, playing golf. Hillary Clinton arrived, ready to sign books. They were headed for the ...
New York Times
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:48:22 -0700

This is obviously an attempt to get your attention by bringing up a cute and cuddly animal. But give me a break. It's August. Congress, as you know, has gone on vacation after setting a spectacular record for nonachievement. Some members are now home, ...
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:29:35 -0700

Amanda Curtis, a 34-year-old high school math teacher, is now the Democrats' U.S. Senate candidate in Montana. Finally, a strategy for bringing down the average age of a senator, which is about 62. Plus, a math teacher would come in handy.

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