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

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

Historic handshake: Queen Elizabeth and ex-IRA leader

Few ever thought they would see this moment.

Updated: June 27, 2012, - 03:52 PM

To our readers

A word from the editorial page editor about a June 2 commentary on Turkey.

Updated: June 15, 2012, - 07:04 PM

The kindness of strangers

A quick outing turned into a battle of chairs, until a helping hand stepped in.

Updated: May 22, 2012, - 07:22 PM

A safer state of hockey

The high school league owes no one an apology for putting player safety first.

Updated: March 07, 2012, - 08:20 PM

Replay the Live Chat on the Vikings stadium

Questions fielded by Editorial Page Editor Scott Gillespie.

Updated: November 09, 2011, - 01:11 PM

A book about Steve Jobs

Jobs had a reason for opening up before he died.

Updated: October 07, 2011, - 08:19 PM

Miami football scandal: Stop pretending, start paying college athletes

It may be the biggest scandal in college sports. What we should take away from it is probably not what you'd expect.

Updated: August 18, 2011, - 04:47 PM

Short take: Peter King vs. Keith Ellison

In snubbing the Minnesota Congressman, the head of the powerful Homeland Security Committee undermined his own credibility.

Updated: July 27, 2011, - 04:54 PM

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