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

Follow Star Tribune editorial on Twitter

A short shout-out to Twitter fans: you can follow Star Tribune editorial writers Lori Sturdevant and Jill Burcum, as well...

Updated: April 10, 2009, - 11:46 AM

Sham Wow Guy in Chief?

What’s next, putting up on the White House lawn those inflatable "Monster Sale" gorillas beloved by car dealers everywhere?President Obama’s...

Updated: April 10, 2009, - 10:36 AM

Grassley's gaffe

As a longtime reporter, I can spot a "that’s-gonna-cause-a-stink" comment a mile away, especially when coming from the mouth of...

Updated: March 17, 2009, - 01:20 PM

Perishable Pundit weighs in on editorial, study

Respected food safety commentator Jim Prevor, also known as the Perishable Pundit, gave a nice shout-out in his blog to...

Updated: March 12, 2009, - 02:37 PM

Bolstering ties to Turkey

The good news, bad news scenario on America’s approval rating in Turkey became a running gag among the journalists on...

Updated: March 10, 2009, - 12:50 PM

A roar of support for Roxana

A downer of a week in which the financial markets continued their grim slide south nevertheless ended with something to...

Updated: March 06, 2009, - 03:29 PM

Dancing on the Rocky's grave

I’ve already watched one outstate Minnesota legislator gloat over my newspaper's financial difficulties, so it’s not surprising to see a...

Updated: March 04, 2009, - 12:52 PM

How to help North Dakotan held in Iran

Roxana Saberi, a brave young journalist from North Dakota now detained in Iran, has some heavyhitters pushing for her release:...

Updated: March 02, 2009, - 06:15 PM

Welcome action on abortion rule

Friday brought heartening reports that President Obama will soon take action to rescind a disturbing "midnight regulation" imposed during the...

Updated: February 27, 2009, - 05:58 PM

Klobuchar: Banks and consumer confidence

Although she’s guilty of using a tired Lake Wobegon cliche, Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar offered up an interesting take...

Updated: February 24, 2009, - 01:32 PM

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