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

So far, health summit highlights differences

Differences bridged: zero. Lines drawn in the sand: too many to count.That’s how things stand after the chaotic morning go-round...

Updated: February 25, 2010, - 01:11 PM

Jill Burcum: A familiar plan

Three cheers for former Minnesota U.S. Sen. David Durenberger, who took aim Wednesday at the ill-informed rhetoric painting the Democratic health reform bill as some kind of wild-eyed socialist scheme.

Updated: February 24, 2010, - 06:31 PM

Healthcare heavyweights call for reform

At times, it’s felt like President Obama is the only one out there trying to resuscitate health care reform after...

Updated: February 24, 2010, - 03:10 PM

Jill Burcum: Health care leaders push reform

At times, it's felt like President Obama was the only one out there trying to resuscitate health care reform after Republican Scott Brown's Massachusetts Senate victory. But this week, with the president's health care summit looming on Thursday, some influential organizations are stepping forward with much-needed public support for a renewed reform push.

Updated: February 24, 2010, - 03:05 PM

Jill Burcum: Bachmann rides the rails

So what exactly did U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann mean when she called recently for weaning people off Social Security and Medicare?

Updated: February 11, 2010, - 07:41 PM

Bachmann 'does not want to end' Social Security, Medicare

So what exactly did Michele Bachmann mean when she called recently for weaning people off Social Security and Medicare?Does Minnesota’s...

Updated: February 11, 2010, - 12:51 PM

Governor fires back at Bemidji mayor

The dispute between Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Bemidji mayor Richard Lehmann over Local Government Aid continued Friday on Pawlenty's WCCO...

Updated: February 05, 2010, - 01:47 PM

Jill Burcum: Like them or not, GOP Rep. Ryan offers some budget solutions

There's a reason that southeast Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan often makes the short list of expected 2012 Republican presidential contenders or running mates.

Updated: February 03, 2010, - 06:46 PM

A miracle in Mass.

The Washington Post offered up one of the most intriguing analyses of Republican Scott Brown's Senate victory in Massachusetts last week. Rather than a repudiation of health reform, the article suggested that voters instead rejected the idea of subsidizing health insurance expansion outside the state.

Updated: February 02, 2010, - 04:28 PM

Chaffetz should apologize, not swagger

"GOP freshman stands up to Obama over broken promises,’’ read one breathless headline about an exchange between the president and...

Updated: January 29, 2010, - 05:56 PM

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