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

Cain tests the limits of a pregnant pause

Another GOP has an "oops" moment. This time it's Herman Cain. Subject? Libya.

Updated: November 15, 2011, - 04:52 PM

Romney falls short on Medicare reform

The GOP presidential candidate's Medicare reform plan is a miss.

Updated: November 08, 2011, - 06:44 PM

Short take: Health care spending

Two key figures in the government debt discussion spoke candidly on Capitol Hill today.

Updated: November 02, 2011, - 11:32 AM

Cain and Perry campaigns stumble

The last few days have been disastrous for these GOP presidential candidates.

Updated: November 01, 2011, - 08:34 PM

Sunshine act inaction: Industry letter may clear the way

A letter sent Tuesday by medical-industry heavyweights is striking in this era of antiregulatory fervor.

Updated: October 27, 2011, - 10:58 AM

Medicare, Medicaid and Obama

The president's newly-released deficit reduction plan touches on these two popular government-run health programs.

Updated: September 20, 2011, - 08:54 AM

'Tis the season

Maybe we need an early Christmas.

Updated: September 18, 2011, - 05:16 PM

We're getting fatter and that means higher health costs

Sorry to rain on the Minnesota State Fair's annual celebration of everything deep-fried, but there's a sobering new obesity study out that's worth noting.

Updated: September 02, 2011, - 06:15 PM

Minnesota nurses honor fired hospital lawyer

The award is fitting for David Feinwachs, who was fired for raising critical questions about state payments to nonprofit health plans.

Updated: August 25, 2011, - 02:07 PM

Newsweek exploits Bachmann, female politicians

The news magazine that featured Sarah Palin in a Hooters-like outfit is at it again. This time its target is female presidential contender Michele Bachmann.

Updated: August 08, 2011, - 03:13 PM

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