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.

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

Unity Awards

Trevor Harvey Has Spent Decades Fighting for Newtown

“In spite of our differences we can still have meaningful dialogue and fellowship.”

01/12/2021 By Susan Burns

10,000 Steps

Explore Your City With These Five Walking Adventures

Learn some history about the community, see the sights and feel better, too.

12/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker, Susan Burns, Kay Kipling, Allison Forsyth, and Ilene Denton

10,000 Steps

For a Gorgeous Walk That Combines History and Nature, Meander Through Lido Key

This walk is never too crowded and takes you through some of the most beautiful streets—and beaches—in Sarasota.

12/01/2020 By Susan Burns

Creative Spirits

Meet Eight Local Artists Who Find Inspiration Everywhere

Even a pandemic can't stop these creatives from practicing their crafts.

11/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth, Cooper Levey-Baker, Kay Kipling, Susan Burns, and Megan McDonald Photography by Jenny Acheson

Creative Spirits

Dale Rieke Is an Artisan Urban Woodworker

“I love the versatility of wood, and that with a little imagination, it can be a tabletop, a bench and artwork.”

11/07/2020 By Susan Burns

Suite Spot

A Luxury Club is Coming to CoolToday Park

The LECOM Legends Club offers a high-end sports experience—the region's first.

11/05/2020 By Susan Burns

Exploring the Green Banana

Mote Scientists Dive Into the Green Banana, One of the World’s Deep Blue Holes

Shaped like an hourglass, the hole starts about 150 feet below the surface and goes down to a 425-foot depth. It had never been explored scientifically before this summer.

10/31/2020 By Susan Burns

Climate

Climate Adaptation Center Launches Website on Oct. 30

Find out more about the organization in two Zoom events tomorrow. (And guess what? It's not all bad news.)

10/29/2020 By Susan Burns

Notepad

David Klement Writes About Life as a Small-Town Journalist in His New Book

"Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable" is the former Bradenton Herald editorial writer's credo.

10/01/2020 By Susan Burns

They Inspire Us

Meet Seven Bold Women With Fresh Ideas and Big Dreams

Whether they’re running a billion-dollar business or starting a nonprofit on a shoestring budget, these women are challenging and shaping what we’ve always a...

09/17/2020 By Jessika Ward, Megan McDonald, Giulia Heyward, Kay Kipling, Susan Burns, Allison Forsyth, and Ilene Denton

Vote!

Reflections From a First-Time Voter

Teenager Ximena Chafloque cast her ballot and urges other young women to do the same.

08/18/2020 By Susan Burns

Moment of Joy

There's Nothing Like Gorging on Mangoes in the Summer

July and August are peak months to enjoy this tropical fruit.

08/10/2020 By Susan Burns

COVID-19

COVID Cases Are Rising—and So Are New Treatments

Sarasota Memorial Hospital ICU physician Kirk Voelker explains the new medicines and what we should be doing now.

06/24/2020 Edited by Susan Burns

Concrete Action

Were Sarasota Police Expecting a Riot After Video Emerged of Officer Kneeling on a Man's Neck?

Concrete barricades went up in front of the Sarasota Police Station as a precaution, police say.

06/03/2020 By Susan Burns

Troubled Times

Sarasota's Black Community Reacts to the Death of George Floyd

A chorus of voices speaks out about racism, justice and our future.

06/02/2020 By Susan Burns, Megan McDonald, Heather Dunhill, Kay Kipling, Jessika Ward, and Cooper Levey-Baker

From the Editor

From the Editor: The Art of Love

Our May/June cover grew out of our desire to recognize and honor those who are sacrificing so much to keep us safe

06/01/2020 By Susan Burns

High Impact

The Sarasota Heroes Mural Is Becoming a City Inspiration

Local nurses are snapping selfies, and a city official hopes for more murals like this one.

05/22/2020 By Susan Burns

Philanthropy webinar

Missed Our Webinar With Global Fundraising Expert Bob Carter? We Recorded It For You

Learn how nonprofits can meet today’s challenges.

04/22/2020 By Susan Burns