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Gail Collins
Born Gail Gleason
1945
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation journalist, op-ed columnist
Nationality American
Alma mater Marquette University
Notable work(s) 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(s) Dan Collins

about.me/gailcollins

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]

Biography[edit]

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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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:56:15 -0700

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MiamiHerald.com
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 09:00:49 -0700

Today, we are going to discuss the Supreme Court decision on political donations. Already, we have run into a terrible problem, which is the difficulty in having a fun conversation about campaign finance laws. Let me try for a second: On Wednesday ...
 
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:00:54 -0700

Some of you appear to be very, very worried about which party is going to win control of the Senate in November. Really, you should stop for a while. Take a break. No fretting about undecided voters until there's at least a minimal chance that the ...
 
MassLive.com
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Former U.S. Rep. John Olver stands outside the new transit center that bears his name in Greenfield. He along with journalist Gail Collins will receive honorary doctoral degrees next month at UMass graduation. (File photo by Michael Gordon / The ...
 
New York Times
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:55:00 -0700

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Post-Bulletin
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:25:23 -0700

Today, we are going to discuss the Supreme Court decision on political donations. Already, we have run into a terrible problem, which is the difficulty in having a fun conversation about campaign finance laws. Let me try for a second: On Wednesday ...
 
SunHerald.com
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:56:15 -0700

Gloria Steinem turned 80 earlier this week. She celebrated in Botswana. "I thought: 'What do I really want to do on my birthday?' First, get out of Dodge. Second, ride elephants." Very few people have aged as publicly. It's been four decades since she ...
 
New York Times
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:17:05 -0700

The woman who gave us the Obamacare rollout says she is not going to go home to Kansas and take on Senator Pat Roberts. Even though Roberts is a former friend who threw her under the bus because he's afraid of a challenge from a loopy Tea Party ...
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