Marshall Kilduff

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Marshall Kilduff (born February 14, 1949) is a journalist currently writing for the San Francisco Chronicle. He is noted for being the coauthor of the investigatory report criticizing the leader of Peoples Temple, Jim Jones.[1] In 1978, after the publication of the article in New West Magazine, Jones and the Peoples Temple congregation fled to Jonestown, Guyana. Kilduff has been with the Chronicle ever since, becoming an editor and later an editorial writer. He began a weekly quiz[2] in the Chronicle's Insight section testing readers' knowledge of the news of the week.

Early life[edit]

Kilduff was born in San Francisco in 1949. He went on to attend Town School for Boys through eighth grade and later St. Ignatius College Preparatory before transferring to St. George's School, Newport, for the remainder of high school. After graduating, Kilduff attended Stanford University and graduated with a major in English.


  1. ^ Kilduff, Marshall and Phil Tracy."Inside Peoples Temple." New West Magazine. 1 August 1977 (hosted at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple. Jonestown Project: San Diego State University).
  2. ^ Kilduff, Marshall. "Match Game." The San Francisco Chronicle. 21 December 2008.