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

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

Good Morning

President-elect Barack Obama's said twice Sunday that the economy "is going to get worse before it gets better.'' Those who...

Updated: December 08, 2008, - 11:00 AM

It could be worse...

Sure, Minnesota's economy is in the tank, but be thankful we don't live in Michigan.The plight of the auto industry...

Updated: December 05, 2008, - 04:12 PM

Good Morning

Now that we've got the official word on the state's staggering $5.2 billion budget deficit, it's time to go to...

Updated: December 05, 2008, - 11:01 AM

Good Morning

We're big fans of "The Daily Show'' in the Editorial Department, but Jon Stewart's opening segment on Thanksgiving seemed a...

Updated: December 02, 2008, - 11:58 AM

Looks like they've got our number

Here’s a prediction: Al Franken will win the Senate recount.Here’s a second prediction: A good percentage of Americans will end...

Updated: November 21, 2008, - 09:13 AM

Good Morning

The Senate recount is underway, Mike Tice wants to be a head coach in the National Football League (Good luck with that, big fella.), and the Dow is down more than 170 points in early trading. Those were some of the topics kicking around 425 Portland this morning. But the one piece of news that really grabbed our attention was the Internal Revenue Service/Mac Hammond dispute.

Updated: November 19, 2008, - 01:54 PM

Scott Gillespie: South Florida: Where homes stand empty and people vote

There are bargains to be had in a sun-kissed state that's bound to bounce back. Someday. But not before Nov. 4.

Updated: October 07, 2008, - 06:12 PM

Notes from ground zero of the housing crisis

FORT MYERS, FLA. – Foreclosure bus tours are popular with visitors to south Florida these days. Here at ground zero...

Updated: October 07, 2008, - 03:37 PM

Good morning: Tuesday, Oct. 7

The Editorial Board starts most meetings with a discussion of "gorilla'' topics in the news. The idea is that gorillas...

Updated: October 07, 2008, - 10:24 AM

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