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.

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

🐢🐢🐢

It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season Again

The sea turtle beach patrols are already walking the beaches. Lucky them!

04/15/2020 Edited by Susan Burns

Free Webinar

How Philanthropists and Volunteers Can Help Their Favorite Charities in the Midst of COVID-19

Join us and global nonprofit expert Bob Carter for a free webinar April 21.

04/14/2020 Edited by Susan Burns

Coronavirus

SunCoast Community Blood Centers Participates in an Experimental New Therapy for COVID-19

A recovered doctor becomes the first person in Sarasota to donate plasma to COVID-19 patients.

04/10/2020 By Susan Burns

Coronavirus

Does DeSantis's Safer-At-Home Order Really Change Anything?

Plus, a few other coronavirus terms you need to know.

04/02/2020 By Susan Burns

Screenshot

Hollywood We’re Not, But Sarasota Attracts a Variety of Film Productions

Production companies are here all year long, filming TV shows, indie movies and commercials.

04/01/2020 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

From the Editor: Giving in the Age of COVID-19

Susan Burns on why philanthropy is more important than ever.

04/01/2020 By Susan Burns

Coronavirus

Sarasota County Updates Residents on the Latest COVID-19 Precautions

Sarasota County will not be implementing a safer-at-home order; two nursing facilities have active coronavirus cases.

03/30/2020 Edited by Susan Burns

Coronovirus

Is Anyone Hiring Right Now?

CareerSource Suncoast’s job posts are dwindling, but a few companies still need workers.

03/30/2020 Edited by Susan Burns

Exercise Corner

Miss the Gym? Here's a Playlist to Help Get You Motivated to Work Out at Home

Suncoast View's Joey Panek shares his upbeat playlist to get us moving and feeling happy.

03/25/2020 Edited by Susan Burns