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

A gymnast's resolve

Jordyn Wieber displayed the heart of a champion.

Updated: August 02, 2012, - 10:19 AM

Rep. Erik Paulsen earns magazine's praise

Working Mother magazines notes his support for policies supportive of working parents.

Updated: July 25, 2012, - 03:26 PM

A heckler at the White House

He ill-served his new media colleagues.

Updated: June 18, 2012, - 02:55 PM

Graduation without Pinterest, please

Pinterest's high bar for party decor is a bit maddening for this editorial writer.

Updated: June 08, 2012, - 08:59 PM

Rescue effort is a point of pride

Minnesota State Trooper Carl Hoffman did Minnesota proud this week with his quick, life-saving thinking.

Updated: April 17, 2012, - 08:08 PM

A milestone for Congressman Walz

A bill he championed regarding the stock trades of members of Congress becomes law.

Updated: April 14, 2012, - 06:05 PM

In remembrance of an editor

Rochester Post-Bulletin's Greg Sellnow will be missed.

Updated: March 12, 2012, - 07:34 PM

Key test for Bachmann: Bridge bill needs House passage

Bachmann needs to prove she's a workhorse, not a show horse. Now's her chance.

Updated: February 22, 2012, - 11:19 AM

Bachmann, Cravaack push for greater health plan scrunity

They deserve credit for weighing in on a complicated issue.

Updated: February 15, 2012, - 06:13 PM

Tough talk for Minnesota's medical community

A former health care adviser to President Obama continues to take the state's medical technology industry to task.

Updated: January 26, 2012, - 04:54 PM

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