Scott Gillespie | Star Tribune
Editorial Editor and Vice President | Opinion

Scott Gillespie is the Star Tribune's editorial page editor and vice president. He's responsible for opinion content and leads the Editorial Board, which operates independently from the newsroom.  

Gillespie has been editorial page editor since 2007. 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, Gillespie 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.


Reflections on a western Wisconsin storm

This land is cabin country for families like mine and home for others. We'll rebuild — though with a keener sense of impermanence.


Winter and its implications: The ice dam cometh

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The trains and buses that bind: A view from the melting pot aboard Twin Cities transit

A melting pot uses transit. We won't tell you it's perfect, but it's good, it's reliable and, most of all, it works for us.


Clinton failed to grasp discontent in the Heartland

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Loons, wilderness and historic cabins define Burntside Lodge

About five years ago we told our two teenage sons that we might invest in a small family cabin in western Wisconsin. They were excited, as you might guess, but with a caveat. "We'll still go to Burntside, won't we?"


Scott Gillespie: Black victims of the police, ad infinitum

I've had too many occasions to recall a story I covered as a young reporter.


Remembering David Carr

I didn't hire him, but he never looked back as his immense talents led him to the New York Times.


Pre-emptive PR on Kaler's new U contract

Before the ink was dry, president's people were busily 'reaching out' to offer a positive spin.


Coach Kill turns health issue into a positive

"Chasing Dreams" fund will help kids with seizures, sometimes mistreated or forgotten.


Learning from our tweeting elders — or not

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