Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly is a journalist who covers the Minnesota State Capitol and the judiciary for Minnesota Lawyer, a Twin Cities specialty newspaper.

Prior to taking that job in August 2016, he was principal of Featherly Consulting, L.L.C.. He is a former managing editor with Washington Post Newsweek Interactive and former news editor for McGraw-Hill’s Healthcare Informatics. He was a founding staff member at Channel 4000, the former news Web site of WCCO-TV. Featherly has published thousands of news stories, features and commentaries, with an emphasis on technology and public policy. Publications include Delta Sky, Editor and Publisher, Online Journalism Review, Healthcare Quarterly, the San Francisco Chronicle,, Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Monthly, Utne Reader, City Pages, Minnesota Technology, Minnesota Law and Politics, Politics in Minnesota, Capitol Report, and numerous others.

As an industry consultant, he has produced blog postings, white papers, market reports and research on behalf of healthcare, computer industry and legal services firms. His podcasts have appeared on Microsoft Corp.’s global employee intranet, and his video segments have been commissioned by Capitol Report, Think Piece Publishing, Minneapolis musician Adam Levy and the Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bloomington, Minn.

You can also visit his LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, and Twitter pages.


  1. Sheila Egan Varela 03/21/2011 at 3:26 pm

    Dear Kevin,

    I am writing to you on behalf of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. I am a Rights & Permissions Specialist trying to get in touch with you to get permission to reprint an excerpt from “TV’S THREAT GETS BIGGER” © 1986. Could you please contact me asap at the above e-mail or direct dial (617) 351-3661 so that I can send you a formal request? Many thanks, Sheila Egan Varela l Permissions Specialist l Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing l 222 Berkeley Street l Boston, MA 02116 l p: 617-351-3661 l f: 617-351-3546 l

  2. Richard Hultberg 04/20/2011 at 7:59 am

    Kevin, I happened by chance to see most of your video on the happenings in Madison.
    Well Done. I have been a union member almost my whole working life, and have experienced the difference in the way a worker is treated when they have no protection. As you portray, all workers will be affected by the loss of rights unions have fought for; Non-union workers just don’t realize it. Also, it does seem to me that the actions being taken against unionization is aimed more at reducing unions political clout, along with those rights. Thanks, Rik

    • Thank you for the kind thoughts, Rik. And thanks for watching the video. You’ve struck at the heart of what I think were some of the most cogent observations made by the people I interviewed for the movie.

      Again, many thanks.

      Kevin Featherly

  3. Connie L Bernardi 05/22/2011 at 10:08 am

    I am writing to thank you for the wonderful poem, “Ted”(04/27/11). I am only sorry I and my family (husband whom Ted considered a son, and grandchildren)could not have been there at the service to hear it read, to meet you and to personally thank you for the touching remembrances of my father. You captured him perfectly- and he was the lucky one to have your friendship. Thank you for that. It is a great comfort at this time to know he had such deep and loving friendships. Thats the real honor.

    • Thank you, Connie. That means a great deal to me. I loved Ted, and his loss is a big hole that I haven’t figured out how to fill. Whenever I had down time in my work, I would always try to run over and see him, but now that he is gone, I don’t know what to do with myself. Those are the moments I miss him the most.


  4. Hi Kevin,

    I just read your piece in Delta Sky Magazine, “Paying less for the Best”, I love this title.
    You really covered a lot of information in this article and provided valuable content on the subject of Medical Tourism both domestically and abroad. There are so many great opportunities for those needing medical care at an affordable price for both companies and individuals, we just need more stories like yours out there to educate people about the quality, safety and transparency that is transforming individual choices in their personal medical care and in the Medical Tourism industry. An industry I am proud to be a part of! Thank you for the great article.

  5. Hello Kevin,

    I really enjoyed the article, The Social Club, from SKY Magazine October 2014. I would love to get a PDF copy to share with a friend and colleague. Can I get that from you? I also contacted SKY magazine about buying a back copy. I haven’t heard back but I did just contact them. We have just recently completed faculty focus groups to inquire their opinions on how to accelerate the uptake of technology enabled teaching tools in Higher Education and this was timely and informative. Many thanks, Gwen.

  6. Thanks, Gwen. I’m glad you liked the piece. I’ll see what I can do for you.

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