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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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New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:51:14 -0700

Gail Collins: David, I was pretty confident that the United States had Ebola under control until the other day, when it appeared policy-making had devolved to Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie. Chris Christie, who can't keep bridge traffic moving. Andrew ...
New York Times
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:22:30 -0700

Gail Collins. Continue reading the main story Share This Page. Email; Share; Tweet; Save; more. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. By now, I'm sure you're asking yourself: If the Republicans take control of the Senate in ...
New York Times
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:25:01 -0700

It's evening and a mom is tucking in her baby. Getting a nice text from dad, who's away on a trip. Then suddenly — dark shadow on a window. Somebody's smashing the front door open! Next thing you know, there's police tape around the house, blinking ...
Ames Tribune
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:26:15 -0700

Women are big this election season. No group is more courted. It's great! The issues are important. Plus, we all enjoy the occasional pander. Candidates are re-interpreting their old arguments in a new, woman-centric way. In Michigan, the Democratic ...

Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Dispatch
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:48:45 -0700

... tragedies from happening, we can stop thinking of ourselves as a country that lets them happen and then does nothing. Unless your worldview is as bleak as the NRA's, you have to believe we're better than that. Gail Collins writes for The New York ...

New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:55:39 -0700

Gail Collins: David, you've been enthusiastic about the Senate race in Kansas, where an independent, Greg Orman, became a surprise front-runner. Now the same kind of thing seems to be happening in South Dakota. Are you excited? David Brooks: Have ...
New York Times
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:50:34 -0700

“I will fight hard to protect Social Security and Medicare for seniors like my mom and dad because our Greatest Generation has worked so hard for the American dream for our families,” said Republican Joni Ernst. Like many conservatives, Ernst supports ...
New York Times (blog)
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:26:25 -0700

Gail Collins: I didn't go to Yale either. But I spent the '70s living in New Haven. Does that count for anything? David: I just got out of a class in which we discussed Edmund Burke's “Reflections on the Revolution in France.” As you may know, this ...

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