Susan Burns is the editor in chief of Sarasota Magazine, recognized nationally and in Florida for its editorial and design excellence. A journalist in Sarasota and Manatee counties for 36 years, Susan has been covering the people, issues, trends, events and places that define the region. She was also the founding editor of (941)CEO, a bi-county business magazine and the enewsletter Biz Daily. In addition to Sarasota Magazine, the top-awarded magazine in the state in 2019 and 2020, she is leading Sarasota Magazine through a major expansion into the digital world. She started her career as a daily newspaper reporter at the Bradenton Herald.

From the Editor

Welcome to 'Listening to Diverse Voices'

Explore our powerful series that brings you the stories of our diverse community.

10/04/2021 Edited by Susan Burns

From the Editor

Can Nature Sue Florida?

If this sounds far-fetched, remember that corporations have been given rights and legal personhood.

09/27/2021 By Susan Burns

New In Town

Celebrated Editor and Author Tanya Steel Surveys the Local Food Scene

Steel is the award director for the Julia Child Award and launched the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” with former First Lady Michelle Obama.

09/07/2021 By Susan Burns

Diverse Voices

Mason Gallo on Being Trans, Sexual Orientation and Equality

Gallo talks about his personal journey and the need for openness and inclusivity.

09/07/2021 By Susan Burns

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

A Trip to Eleuthera Always Fills My Soul

One highlight: a drive across Glass Window Bridge with its breathtaking views.

08/27/2021 By Susan Burns

Development

What's Up With Quay Sarasota?

Here's a peek at what's to come for the downtown Sarasota waterfront property.

08/26/2021 By Susan Burns

Hurricane Season

Will Tropical Storm Elsa Threaten Sarasota?

The tropical storm is on a forecast path toward Florida.

07/01/2021 By Susan Burns

Education

New College Welcomes a New President

Brand-new leader Patricia Okker on her long career in education, the value of the liberal arts, and her passion for powerlifting.

07/01/2021 By Susan Burns

Hurricane Season

Three Rare Tropical Disturbances Are Brewing

Make sure you’ve got your hurricane plans in place.

06/15/2021 By Susan Burns

Competitive Edge

Doctor-Athletes Tell Us How They Fuel Their Workouts

“I’m a physician first and then, in my other time, I get to be an athlete.”

05/28/2021 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

After Piney Point Crisis, Manatee County Fast-Tracks Deep Well Wastewater Injection Plan

But is it the right solution? Local environmentalists have serious misgivings.

04/30/2021 By Susan Burns

Tiny Homes

Check Out the Winners of CFAS' Tiny House Contest in Person

The winning designs are being exhibited at Center for Architecture Sarasota.

04/30/2021 By Susan Burns

2021 Hurricane Forecast

Get Ready for an Active Hurricane Season

The southwest coast of Florida may not be as lucky as in past decades.

04/15/2021 By Susan Burns

Q&A

How Dangerous Is the Water Leaking From Piney Point?

ManaSota-88’s Glenn Compton describes phosphate wastewater’s risk to human health and the environment.

04/05/2021 By Susan Burns

The Pandemic

Starting Today, Individuals 18 and Older Can Register for the Covid-19 Vaccine

But only people 60 years and older will receive appointments.

03/14/2021 By Susan Burns

Small and Smart

Tour the Winners of Center for Architecture Sarasota's Tiny House Contest

The winning designs are ingenious, modern and affordable.

03/06/2021 By Kay Kipling and Susan Burns

The Pandemic

The First Covid-19 Cases Were Reported in Florida a Year Ago This Month

Susan Burns reflects on a year like no other.

03/01/2021 By Susan Burns

Going Solar

Solar Prices Are Dropping and Technology Has Improved

Prices for solar systems have dropped 45 percent in the last five years.

03/01/2021 By Susan Burns

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Are You Giving Good Phone? A Matchmaker’s Tips for Starting a Relationship Digitally

Pandemic dating anxiety is palpable, says Cristina Morara, but intimate connections are possible today—and they can start with a phone call.

02/09/2021 By Susan Burns

Unity Awards

Dr. Randall Morgan Has Spent His Life Fighting for Health Care Equity

"I seek balance, fairness and understanding.”

01/12/2021 By Susan Burns