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Gail Collins
Born Gail Gleason
(1945-11-25) November 25, 1945 (age 69)
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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Washington Post
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 03:35:47 -0700

One year earlier, New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote in that paper about a note she received from Trump after she wrote about his financial challenges. The note, written in true Trump form on a print-out of that very same column, consisted of ...


Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:30:00 -0700

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Constitution Daily (blog)

Constitution Daily (blog)
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:45:00 -0700

When women are treated as equals, as Gail Collins memorably said in her bestselling book, “Everything Changes.” When I graduated from law school in 1969, one of seven women in a class of 150, to start my career as the only female associate in my firm ...

NewsBusters (blog)

NewsBusters (blog)
Sat, 06 Jun 2015 09:07:30 -0700

It's only in retrospect that we can see that the keep-off-the-grass period was the McCain campaign's golden era.”—Gail Collins, New York Times, October 10, 2008. “The Republican field is packed with people like first-term senators Marco Rubio and Ted ...

New York Times

New York Times
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:30:00 -0700

Life in America requires a lot of advance preparation. For instance, when you're getting ready for a plane trip you imagine what you'll do if a problem arises — flight delay, long lines at security. But I bet you haven't considered the best way to ...

NewsBusters (blog)

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:43:34 -0800

The New York Times's columnist roster is full of writers who drive conservatives to annoyed distraction, including Paul Krugman, Charles Blow, and Tom Friedman. None of them rankle quite as much as Gail Collins, a reporter and popular historian whose ...

New York Times

New York Times
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:30:00 -0700

Wow, Supreme Court — what a week. “The Supreme Court just upheld Obamacare yet again,” said Jeb Bush in a fund-raising shout-out. “This is the direct result of President Obama. He deliberately forced Obamacare on the American people in a partisan and ...

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Lexington Herald Leader
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:17:49 -0700

By Gail Collins. New York Times. Happy upcoming Independence Day! Let's celebrate with a presidential primary quiz. 1. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is the latest Republican candidate for president. His slogan is: A. "Telling it like it is." B ...

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