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

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

Editorial page editor: About my birth certificate

I'm tired of the distraction and have decided to release my birth certificate to anyone who would like to review it.

Updated: April 27, 2011, - 11:27 PM

Short take: From the editor

Last week's launch of the redesigned Star Tribune website brought significant changes to our daily presentation of Opinion online.

Updated: April 09, 2011, - 09:32 PM

Short take: Twins and WI-FI? I'll tweet to that!

With TwiFi, you'll be able to enjoy your iPad with a rum and coke. Who'll have time for the game?

Updated: April 04, 2011, - 09:51 PM

Murray Warmath

He won titles and opened doors

Updated: March 17, 2011, - 08:37 AM

Scott Gillespie: Things are worse in Wisconsin than in Minnesota

A tale of two governors and their budget quandaries.

Updated: March 04, 2011, - 08:19 PM

Scott Gillespie: Gambling on gaming

Mayor Rybak not a fan, unless others are

Updated: February 23, 2011, - 06:56 PM

Scott Gillespie: DVRs and attention spans

Star TribuneThe record-setting audience that watched the Super Bowl did more than eat, drink and view, according to TiVo Inc.,...

Updated: February 08, 2011, - 08:48 PM

Pawlenty vs. Palin, an outdoors duel

Hooked on Palin's Alaska, one Minnesotan wonders when our departing-Guv may take a shot at TV stardom.

Updated: December 14, 2010, - 11:54 AM

Show him the money

Imagine being able to text your coworkers about your possible retirement, knowing they'd immediately let the boss know that you'll likely quit unless your pay and benefits package is sweetened a few million bucks. And then imagine your boss actually caring enough to offer you a $7 million raise on top of your $13 million annual salary.

Updated: August 04, 2010, - 08:24 PM

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