Tony MessengerTony Messenger has been the editorial page editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch since July 2012. He joined the Post-Dispatch in 2008 as a capitol correspondent and political columnist in Jefferson City, Missouri. He joined the editorial page staff as a writer in 2011.

Previously, Messenger was editorial page editor at the Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader for two years and city editor and metro columnist at the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune from 1999 to 2006. He is a board member of the Association of Opinion Journalists.

In 2014, Messenger won two top national awards for his editorial writing, the Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership presented by the American Society of News Editors, and the Walker Stone editorial writing award presented by the Scripps-Howard Foundation. He also won top editorial of the year from the Missouri Press Association.

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