Tony Kennedy

Reporter | Investigative, General Assignment
Phone: 612-673-4213
Tony Kennedy has been an investigative reporter at the Star Tribune since 2002. His work includes a 2012 collection of stories on executive compensation at the University of Minnesota; a four-part series on judicial penalties against BNSF Corp.; and an examination of factors leading to the collapse of the I-35W Bridge. Kennedy has uncovered corruption and lax oversight within Minnesota’s legal guardianship system for vulnerable adults, conflicts of interests that plagued Minnesota’s first lottery director at the time of his suicide in 2004 and the inside story of failure at Excelsior-Henderson Motorcycle Co. The St. Paul native holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University. He worked at the Frankfort (Ind.) Times, St. Cloud Times, Business Journal of Milwaukee and the Associated Press before joining the Star Tribune in 1991.

Recent content from Tony Kennedy

Nov. 5: Archdiocese led lobby to stop abuse law change

Church spent heavily to prevent expansion of time limit for lawsuits by childhood sexual abuse victims.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 03:38 PM

Priest sued in abuse of West St. Paul girl, 8, in the 1980s

The case of a West St. Paul second-grader in the 1980s is the 18th in Minnesota since state law changed...

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 05:46 AM

New lawsuit being filed against priest

A critic of Task Force contended archdiocese control will “neuter” investigation of possible sex abuse by priests.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 11:55 AM

Archdiocese paid $11 million for misconduct by priests

Payments from 2003 to 2012 went to victims of abuse, as well as to priests, lawyers and therapists.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 11:39 PM

Oct. 19: Ex-vicar general resigns from St. Thomas board

The Rev. Kevin McDonough, who was long No. 2 in the Twin Cities archdiocese, had investigated abuse allegation cases recently brought to light.

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 05:34 PM

Oct. 17: Priest sent e-mails expressing love to girl

In e-mails sent from Rome, he expressed his love and affection for teen girl he is accused of sexually abusing. His lawyer said claims were “discredited.”

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 08:33 PM

Catholic official who investigated priest quits St. Thomas board

Friday’s resignation is second involving high-ranking church official this month.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 06:39 PM

Oct. 15: St. Thomas will investigate priest accused of sexual contact

The University of St. Thomas will launch its own investigation of the Rev. Michael J. Keating. The alleged victim's uncle, a priest, told police about another teen, in Rome.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 10:46 PM

Oct. 15: Twin Cities woman sues Keating

The Rev. Michael J. Keating, 57, a University of St. Thomas professor, has been accused of sexual contact with a 13-year-old Twin Cities girl more than a decade ago, and of then giving her his car when she confronted him about the incidents eight years later.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 01:46 PM

Oct. 14: With suit pending,Keating goes on leave

The Rev. Michael J. Keating, a professor at the University of St. Thomas, is accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl.

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 10:20 AM

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