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

Medical device industry fights proposed health reform tax

The medical device industry, which has generally stayed out of the headlines when it comes to health care reform so...

Updated: September 10, 2009, - 06:18 PM

Jill Burcum: Food for thought from State Fair shuttle buses

So did anyone else see the irony in Thursday’s Star Tribune story about long lines and back-ups for the Minnesota...

Updated: September 04, 2009, - 10:35 AM

Jill Burcum: 'Death panel' fears: Mayo Clinic refutes them

The Economist magazine dubbed Mayo Clinic one of the nation's most influential voices in the health care reform debate. President Obama has cited the Rochester medical center in many speeches.

Updated: August 29, 2009, - 04:17 PM

Jill Burcum: Mayo Clinic refutes 'death panel' fears

The Economist magazine dubbed Mayo Clinic one of the nation’s most influential voices in the health care reform debate. President...

Updated: August 25, 2009, - 09:38 PM

More blame in tarmac delay

The newest chapter in the nightmarish overnight plane delay in Rochester won’t do much to quiet the clamoring for a...

Updated: August 21, 2009, - 04:22 PM

IT'S HARD TO RESIST ...

As if drivers needed even more temptation to answer or look at their cell phones in the car, along comes a hard-to-resist service from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Updated: August 15, 2009, - 10:03 PM

Don't drive and Twitter

As if drivers needed even more temptation to answer or look at their cell phones in the car, along comes...

Updated: August 14, 2009, - 03:39 PM

Does payment reform mean Capitation 2.0?

The national health care reform debate has a lingo all of its own. There’s “bend the cost curve,’’a phrase thrown...

Updated: July 27, 2009, - 03:49 PM

Jill Burcum: Mayo likes health board proposal

Mayo Clinic has apparently warmed -- somewhat -- to the health care reforms proposed in Washington, D.C.

Updated: July 24, 2009, - 06:48 AM

Mayo Clinic warms to health care reform proposal

Mayo Clinic has apparently warmed to the health care reforms proposed in Washington, D.C.The well-known Rochester clinic merited several shout-outs...

Updated: July 23, 2009, - 12:54 PM

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