International Relations Lecture Series

Kevin Horrigan

February, 2019

Impact of Fake News: Freedom of Speech, the Press, and Social Media

About Mr. Horrigan

Kevin Horrigan recently retired as the deputy editorial page editor and Sunday op-ed columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He spent most of his 46-year professional career reporting on many of the topics related to this Lecture Series.

Mr. Horrigan grew up in Houston,Texas, where he also attended undergrad, earning his degree from the University of Houston. His masters degree is from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

After four years on the Kansas City Star, Mr. Horrigan moved to the Post-Dispatch in 1977. He began as a political & feature reporter, but in 1983 transferred to the Post Dispatch sports desk as a columnist. In 1989, he joined the St. Louis Sun, which was a start-up tabloid that failed after seven months. Mr. Horrigan then began a 10-year career as a radio talk show host at KMOX and KTRS. In 2000, he returned to the Post-Dispatch to work as an editorial writer and columnist.

Mr. Horrigan has written articles on state and local politics, covered multiple presidential campaigns, the 1988 Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. He has published two books, one a biography of former Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog, and the other is the story of politics and high school football in East St. Louis.

He and his wife, Katherine, live in the Tower Grove area of St. Louis. They are the parents of three adult children.

Event Details

Come hear what Kevin Horrigan has to say about Fake News & Freedom of the Press 12 February, 2019 at 10:45 AM. Q & A period afterward.


Kevin Horrigan


Presentation: Impact of Fake News: Freedom of Speech, the Press, and Social Media


February 12, 2019; 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM


The Ethical Society of St. Louis – Upper Auditorium
9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

Get directions here.