Gail Walker was the first woman editor of the Belfast Telegraph, from 2015-2020. She began her career as a graduate trainee on the newspaper as a news reporter during the Troubles and went on to cover the peace process and the emerging new Northern Ireland. She has won many awards for her journalism across news and features and as a columnist. In 2019, the Belfast Telegraph was named Newspaper of the Year. With extensive experience across print and digital, Gail now works as a freelance media consultant, specialist writer and commentator. A regular contributor to national and international titles, she also continues to write a weekly column for the Belfast Telegraph.