Scott McIntosh

Scott McIntosh is opinion editor of the Idaho Statesman, a position he took over in August 2019.

He has been in the Treasure Valley since 2006, when he and his wife, Nicola, purchased the Kuna Melba News.

In the five years of owning the newspaper, Scott and Nicola nearly tripled the newspaper’s circulation, launched new monthly and annual publications and, along the way, won 15 awards from the Idaho Press Club and 12 awards from the National Newspaper Association, for everything from investigative reporting and column writing to business reporting and local news coverage.

He has been in the newspaper business for over 20 years, having worked as a reporter, copy editor, page designer, city editor, and managing editor.

Before settling in the Treasure Valley, he worked for newspapers in New Mexico, Ohio, San Francisco and Rochester, N.Y., where he was an assistant metro editor at a 200,000-circulation newspaper that covered a metro area of 1.2 million people.

Prior to coming to the Idaho Statesman, he was the editor of the Press-Tribune.

He and his wife, Nicola, have two sons, Luke and Robert.  Scott is originally from Upstate New York and is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.