Editor and Senior Vice President |
Rene has been the top newsroom executive at the Star Tribune since 2013. He joined the company in 2004 and earlier served as senior managing editor and Sunday editor. He previously worked as a reporter for The Washington Post and The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.
Team Leader |
West | East Suburbs
Kevin Duchschere has worked as a reporter and editor for the Star Tribune since 1989, covering Hennepin County, St. Paul City Hall, the Minnesota Legislature, other metro counties and numerous stadium campaigns. He was St. Paul bureau chief from 2005 to 2007, and a lead reporter on the Coleman-Franken race and recall in 2008 and 2009. He has been a metro editor for the Suburbs team since 2015.
Multiplatform Editor |
As a multiplatform editor, Lisa Bain does a mix of page design and copy editing for the Nation & World and Science & Health sections. Before coming to the StarTribune, she worked as a copy editor and page designer for the Monitor newspaper in McAllen, Texas. Bain graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in scientific and technical communication.
Team Leader |
North, South Metro-Area Counties
Dan Browning is the team leader overseeing coverage of north and south metro suburban counties. As a reporter, he has covered federal courts and agencies, investigations, medical research and health care, financial services, military affairs, local government and general assignments. He has also been an assistant business editor and computer-assisted reporting editor. Dan has master's degrees in international journalism from USC, and in journalism from the University of Oregon.
Assistant Arts & Entertainment editor |
Christy DeSmith edits the Star Tribune's music and dance coverage. She's also creator and editor of our 10,000 Takes essay project. In her previous roles at the Star Tribune, she was founding editor of the annual Best of MN title and the weekly Outdoors Weekend section.
Assistant Managing Editor |
Sue Campbell leads features coverage, including lifestyle, arts and entertainment, food, travel, books and homes content, and is also the Editorial Director of the Star Tribune Magazine. After working for 20 years at the Pioneer Press, she left newspapers to work in digital-only endeavors, including being the top editor at PBS/Next Avenue. She returned to daily news at the STrib in 2016.
Sharyn Jackson joined the Star Tribune in 2014. Before moving to Minnesota, she was a reporter for USA Today and the Des Moines Register in Iowa, and an editor at the Village Voice in New York City. She has a master's in journalism from Columbia University.
Senior Editor, Arts & Entertainment |
Senior A+E editor Tim Campbell literally grew up on the Twin Cities scene – Butch Thompson at the Lake Harriet Bandshell, Len Cariou and Barbara Bryne at the Guthrie, Prince at First Avenue, Husker Du and Suicide Commandos at the Longhorn, Eddie Berger at the AQ. Still growing, actually.
Photo Editor |
Dave Denney is an assigning editor and photo editor at the Star Tribune. Previously, he worked as a business and features photo editor here. Denney came to the StarTribune in 1996 after working at several Colorado newspapers including the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post. He's a graduate of Ohio University.
Deputy Design Director/Features |
The long and winding road of journalism has taken Nicole on many journeys -- literally. After working at papers throughout the country as a reporter, editor and designer, she has happily settled into her current role as one of the leaders of the Star Tribune design team, specializing in the lifestyle and entertainment sections.
Deputy Managing Editor for News Operations |
She oversees news production, hiring, intern programs, newsroom finances and union relations. She has been with the Star Tribune since 1987, after working as a copy editor at newspapers in California, Indiana and North Dakota.
Senior editor |
Connie Nelson is the editor in charge of the lifestyles coverage for the Variety section.
Assistant Editor |
Tom Horgen is an editor and reporter in the Star Tribune's Variety section. He has covered nightlife, restaurants, music, fashion, film, comic books and art for the paper. He hopes you'll check him out on Twitter (please excuse the excessive food and cat photos).
Brandon Stahl covers Hennepin County courts, reporting on criminal justice, civil lawsuits, juvenile and family law. He previously worked as the investigations editor at the Duluth News Tribune, where his stories on physician malpractice and medical errors, drug abuse, tax dollar waste, sex offenders and police misconduct have won numerous state and national journalism awards.
Night Metro Editor |
Pamela came to Star Tribune in 1988 after working at the Duluth News Tribune and the Anchorage Daily News. Has worked at the Strib as a copy editor, reporter and metro team leader. Lives in Old Frontenac, Minn.
Taste editor |
Lee Svitak Dean is editor of the Taste section and supervises food stories, wine and restaurant coverage. She is the author of two books based on recipes from the Taste section: "The Cookie Book," and "Come One, Come All/ Easy Entertaining With Seasonal Menus."
Night home-page producer |
Vince Tuss is a producer working on the StarTribune.com home page most evenings. Before that, he was a copy editor and a night police reporter.
Assistant Managing Editor |
Thom Kupper has led the Star Tribune's coverage of Minnesota businesses and the state's economy since 2015. In that time the Star Tribune's business section was named the best in the country for news organizations of its size by the Society and American Business Editors and Writers. Our team was also a finalist for two Gerald Loeb awards for outstanding financial journalism. Kupper joined the Star Tribune in 2010 as senior business editor, responsible for the Sunday Business section.
Editorial Editor and Vice President |
Scott has been editorial page editor since 2007 and has overall responsibility for the Editorial Department. He was the lead editor on "Separate and Unequal," the series of editorials on underfunded Bureau of Indian Education schools that was a finalist for a 2015 Pulitzer Prize.
Before joining Editorial, Scott was managing editor at the Star Tribune, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the newsroom. During his five-year tenure in that role, the news staff produced awarding-winning coverage on the death of Paul Wellstone, the war in Iraq and the collapse of the I-35W Bridge. Before being named managing editor, Gillespie served as the paper's assistant managing editor for local news and assistant managing editor for business news. He has more than 30 years of news reporting and editing experience at newspapers in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He served as a Pulitzer Prize juror in 2004, 2005, 2011 and 2012. 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.
Data Editor |
MaryJo Webster joined the Star Tribune in April 2015. She has had stints as a data journalist as USA Today, Digital First Media, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Center for Public Integrity, and Investigative Reporters and Editors. Early in her career, she also worked as a reporter and editor at papers in New Ulm, Minn., and Oshkosh, Wis.