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 morning: Friday, Sept. 12

We're gearing up for the weekend with a number of topics on our minds. The Editorial Board will be weighing...

Updated: September 12, 2008, - 09:52 AM

She said no, and yes, to "Bridge to Nowhere''

A number of news media organizations have tried to set the record straight on Gov. Sarah Palin's now oft-repeated campaign...

Updated: September 09, 2008, - 04:07 PM

A vote for a post-mortem on RNC police efforts

The Republican National Convention is in the rear-view mirror, but one issue lingers: Was the amount of police force seen...

Updated: September 09, 2008, - 10:52 AM

What's next for Tim Pawlenty?

Unlike Wednesday night, when the Xcel Energy Center was riding on every word from Sarah Palin, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty...

Updated: September 04, 2008, - 07:26 PM

A view from the eclectic middle

An excellent Aug. 30 Star Tribune opinion piece by National Public Radio's Dick Meyer, which originally appeared in the Los...

Updated: September 04, 2008, - 03:53 PM

Life imitates Life

Former Managing Editor Bill Shapiro of the Life newspaper supplement sent this photo to the Poynter Institute's Jim Romenesko. By...

Updated: September 04, 2008, - 12:27 PM

A Rocky Mountain view of RNC

Rocky Mountain News writer M.E. Sprengelmeyer suggests that St. Paul is suffering a Charlie Brown-like Republican National Convention experience. "They've...

Updated: September 03, 2008, - 04:42 PM

Thanks to reporter, protest gets back on course

The "March on the RNC'' was supposed to be the major protest during the Republican National Convention. As the event...

Updated: September 01, 2008, - 06:09 PM

Measuring the success of the RNC

For at least one week, we won't be be flyover country. With the nation tuning into the Republican National Convention,...

Updated: August 27, 2008, - 12:03 PM

Tim Penny on backing McCain

Tuesday's Minnesota swing-state story by the Star Tribune's Kevin Diaz included the news that former Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Penny...

Updated: August 26, 2008, - 04:47 PM

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