Scott Gillespie

Editorial Page Editor
Phone: 612-673-4516
Scott Gillespie has been editorial page editor since October 2007. He is responsible for the Star Tribune's editorial and opinion pages and Sunday Opinion Exchange section. Prior to his current assignment, Gillespie was managing editor at the Star Tribune, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the newsroom. During Gillespie’s five-year tenure as managing editor, the Star Tribune staff produced awarding-winning coverage on the death of Paul Wellstone, the war in Iraq, the collapse of the I-35W Bridge and dozens of other stories. Before being named managing editor in 2002, Gillespie was assistant managing editor for local news at the Star Tribune. He also served as the paper’s assistant managing editor for business news. He has more than 25 years of news reporting and editing experience at newspapers in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He served as a Pulitzer Prize juror in 2004 and 2005. Gillespie has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been an adjunct faculty member in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. He lives in St. Paul with his family.

Recent content from Scott Gillespie

Learning from our tweeting elders — or not

Comparing the consequences of online missteps by state legislator, Rogers student.

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 06:52 PM

The nation after Sandy Hook: Sadly unshaken

Sure, the anniversary is jarring, but beyond that, America is going great guns.

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 06:19 PM

Editorial Page Editor: Our 'Growing Minneapolis' series

The Editorial Board will make recommendations on how best to address job creation, growth-friendly transit, and disparities in education, income, housing and health.

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 11:05 PM

Facing reality as a Twin Cities bike commuter

Bike commuting in the Twin Cities is a competition, and it would be great to win or place once in awhile.

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 05:30 PM

In New York, Rybak voices frustration with gun availability

NEW YORK – Two U.S. mayors who are all too familiar with the toll of gun violence on city streets...

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 06:45 PM

Gov. Dayton vs. Shakopee hecklers

The governor deserves credit for not backing down.

Updated: May 01, 2013, - 01:28 PM

Reporter's legacy: Pulling back state's hidden layers

Larry Oakes, who died over the weekend, persisted in bringing difficult but important stories to light.

Updated: January 06, 2013, - 09:25 PM

Wisconsin's governor looks ahead

Gov. Scott Walker met with the Star Tribune Editorial Board on Thursday.

Updated: December 13, 2012, - 09:45 PM

Editorial Page Editor: The why and how of our endorsements

They're always controversial, but you can be confident that they've been carefully considered. And they're never the last word.

Updated: October 20, 2012, - 06:38 PM

To our readers: A message about election endorsements

For many Minnesotans, the August primary election season is a blip on the radar easily obscured by Vikings training camp...

Updated: August 05, 2012, - 06:02 PM

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