Jill Burcum

Editorial Writer
Phone: 612-673-7846
Jill Burcum has been an editorial writer since March 2008, joining the editorial board after working in the Star Tribune newsroom as an editor and reporter. She writes on a broad number of topics, but is particularly interested in health care, suburban issues and energy policy. Burcum has won numerous awards for her news coverage. Her work helped spur an FDA shutdown of a Georgia tissue bank and caused a Minnesota company to pull a dangerous supplement off the market after football player Korey Stringer's death. In 2009, she won her second Premack Award for public affairs journalism for an editorial that called for a nonpartisan inquiry into ethics allegations in the state attorney general's office. Burcum graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington in 1991 and started her career as a reporter for the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Burcum has previously worked for Mayo Clinic and Ican Inc. She lives in Andover with her husband and two children.

Recent content from Jill Burcum

Conrad's fiscal task force dies in Senate

The proposal from North Dakota’s Democrat Sen. Kent Conrad offered up a realistic solution for putting the nation’s fiscal house...

Updated: January 26, 2010, - 06:08 PM

Fiscal task force faces key vote Tuesday

Putting the nation’s fiscal house in order? Or an admission that Congress can’t govern any longer?That’s the question the U.S....

Updated: January 25, 2010, - 06:04 PM

Brown victory: Voters tired of being reform "losers?"

The Washington Post offered up one of the most intriguing analyses of Republican Scott Brown’s Senate victory in Massachusetts Tuesday....

Updated: January 21, 2010, - 05:32 PM

Jill Burcum: Arts interests had 'lunch eaten’

Sometimes the information that doesn't make it into an editorial is too good to leave on the cutting room floor.

Updated: January 19, 2010, - 07:16 PM

An earful from realty icon on Legacy arts funding

Sometimes the information that doesn’t make it into an editorial is too good to leave on the cutting room floor.That’s...

Updated: January 18, 2010, - 01:58 PM

Posh perks spur call to scrutinize utilities

Attorney General Lori Swanson, State Rep. Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn Center, and State Sen. Ellen Anderson, DFL-St.Paul, deserve a hearty round...

Updated: January 13, 2010, - 03:33 PM

Jill Burcum: A quiet visionary dies

"Call Tutti Sherlock." For decades, reporters like myself who started their careers at the Post-Bulletin in Rochester were given this bit of advice anytime they were writing about early childhood issues.

Updated: December 28, 2009, - 06:58 PM

A quiet visionary dies

"Call Tutti Sherlock." For decades, reporters like me who started their careers at the Rochester Post-Bulletin were given this bit...

Updated: December 28, 2009, - 05:00 PM

Jill Burcum: Northstar: Riding the rigid rail

Will a limited schedule limit ridership (and be a brake on transit growth)?

Updated: November 22, 2009, - 02:28 PM

Jill Burcum: Event for hikers

In late September, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he'd request maximum leniency and expediency in handling the case of three American hikers detained by his nation since July. So far, his promise has meant nothing. Minnesota native and journalist Shane Bauer, his girlfriend Sarah Shourd and their friend Josh Fattal remained imprisoned in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran.

Updated: November 06, 2009, - 07:03 PM

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