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Gail Collins

American journalist, op-ed columnist and author,

**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", which became a national bestseller. Collins is also the author of America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines; As Texas Goes…; Scorpion Tongues: Gossip, Celebrity, and American Politics; and The Millennium Book, which she coauthored with her husband, Dan Collins. Collins has a master's degree in government from the University of Massachusetts. She has been a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board. >> [Follow Gail on Twitter.](https://twitter.com/gailcollins)