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

Scott Gillespie: Who's this Pawlenty guy?

Add Esquire magazine to the growing list of media outlets that have discovered Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. A Q&A with the governor, headlined "The Dark Horse,'' appears in the magazine's March edition. It's a journalistically soft take, with few surprises and mostly softball questions, including: "Where do your politics come from?''

Updated: February 17, 2010, - 10:50 AM

Leader of the Pack

The story of how Vince Lombardi brought the Green Bay Packers from abysmal to spectacular is recounted by a Baltimore Sun columnist. Familiar ground for many, but well told.

Updated: December 13, 2009, - 02:42 PM

A major win for Minnesota

Tiger Woods might not be anxious to return to Minnesota, where he's now finished a mere mortal No. 2 in...

Updated: August 17, 2009, - 04:53 PM

Daniel Hauser's welcome return

When Colleen and Daniel Hauser fled Minnesota last week, it was easy to make the case that their adventure would...

Updated: May 26, 2009, - 02:41 PM

One border, two visions

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle made his budget proposal Tuesday in the face of a $5.7 billion budget deficit. Read his proposal, and tell us if you're suffering from border envy.

Updated: February 18, 2009, - 02:26 PM

Another 1,000 jobs targeted

The pervasiveness of this recession continues to hit home in Minnesota. Today Target said it would cut 1,000 headquarters jobs...

Updated: January 27, 2009, - 05:21 PM

Apparent cease-fire on Central Corridor

It looks like St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman played the role of Henry Kissinger earlier this week. After a meeting...

Updated: January 15, 2009, - 04:34 PM

Good Morning

The Editorial Board has been scattered throughout the metro this morning, dealing with bad traffic, late delivery people and frozen...

Updated: January 15, 2009, - 11:30 AM

In this sport, they eat the prize

Enormously talented New York Times writer Dexter Filkins deserves a break from war coverage every so often. In case you...

Updated: January 12, 2009, - 04:40 PM

Good Afternoon

Gov. Tim Pawlenty leaves Thursday on a trade trip to Israel. We've supported Pawlenty and past governors who've traveled the...

Updated: December 09, 2008, - 12:16 PM

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