Gail Collins

Former Member, Editorial Board at The New York Times

Gail Collins

Gail Collins

Former Member, Editorial Board at The New York Times


Gail 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 appointed editorial page editor – the first woman to hold that post at The Times.

In 2007, she stepped down to finish her book: “When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present.” She returned as a columnist in time to cover the 2008 presidential election.

Ms. Collins is also the author of “America’s Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines,” and five other books: "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present," “As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda,” a biography of William Henry Harrison, “Scorpion Tongues: Gossip, Celebrity and American Politics,” and “The Millennium Book,” which she co-authored with her husband, Dan Collins. She is currently at work on a history of older women in America.

Before joining The Times, Ms. Collins was a columnist at New York Newsday, The New York Daily News, and a reporter for United Press International.

She is a graduate of Marquette University, and has a master’s degree in government from the University of Massachusetts. Since 2013, Ms. Collins has been a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board. Her columns appear every Thursday and Saturday, and The Conversation, her weekly discussion with Arthur C. Brooks, appears every Wednesday.

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New York Editor at The Huffington Post

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Former Vice President & Editorial Page Editor at The Dallas Morning News, Inc.

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President at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies

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Fellow-in-Residence at Harvard University

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Fiction Editor at Boston Review

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President at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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Director at South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

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Columnist at The New York Times

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Editor, Editorial Page, the Wall Street Journal at Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & Publisher at Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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New York Editor at The Huffington Post, Inc. provides online commentary and news portal services. The firm’s website provides news and features on politics, business, entertainment, media, technology, comedy, sports, style, world, food, living, impact, education, and local events. It also provides information on green living, travel, health, arts, books, and games. The company was founded by Arianna Huffington, Jonah H. Peretti, and Kenneth B. Lerer in May 2005 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

M.A. in Government
Class of 1971

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

B.A. in Journalism
Class of 1967

Marquette is a Catholic and Jesuit university in Milwaukee, Wis., dedicated to serving God by serving our students and contributing to the advancement of knowledge. Enrollment: Almost 8,300 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate and professional students; all states and 69 countries represented Undergraduate programs: 77 majors and 65 minors and pre-professional programs in dentistry, law and medicine

Master's Degree in Government

University of Massachusetts, Inc. provides educational opportunities. It offers graduate, undergraduate and doctoral programs. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Career History
1991 - 2001

Newsday LLC offers newspaper printing and publishing services. It publishes news on sports, business, entertainment and politics. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Melville, NY.

Member, Editorial Board
1995 - Current

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won 125 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.The New York Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the US.

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