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.

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

Unity Awards

Jacquelyn Paulk and David Rubin Help Kids SOAR

Jacquelyn Paulk's passion for students and parents is legendary. With the help of David Rubin, her SOAR Learning Center is thriving.

01/30/2020 By Susan Burns

Cat Tale

Author and Journalist Craig Pittman to Discuss the Future of the Florida Panther

Author Craig Pittman will speak about his book "Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther" on Feb. 12 at Gulf Gate Library.

01/28/2020 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

What Do Local Experts Predict for Our Region in 2020—and Beyond?

We’re ringing in a whole new decade, and we’re wondering what lies ahead.

01/01/2020 By Susan Burns

Future's So Pinc

PINC's Sixth Annual Event Brings Global Speakers to Sarasota

PINC stands for People, Ideas, Nature and Creativity.

12/16/2019 By Susan Burns

Chukka, Chukka

You Can Watch the Ponies and Stomp the Divots at the Sarasota Polo Club

James Wrigley Miller has put more than $2 million in improvements into the club so far.

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Horse Power

Fox Lea Farm Is Bringing in Riders, Horses and Dollars

The 46-acre farm hosts 42 events every year.

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Freeze Frame

Feld Entertainment Brings Jurassic Park to a New Live Show

Feld created an original script, then assembled 300 workers to create dinosaurs and sets.

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns

What a Ball

Competitive 'Joggler' Barak Hirschowitz Juggles and Runs, Mostly for Joy

"I like to feel like I’m getting people in a better mood,” he says. “I’m just having fun.”

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

From the Editor: A Very Good Year

We know there are plenty of reasons to feel despondent, anxious and irritated. But you’re in a place that people all over the country admire and aspire to.

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

From the Editor: Our Expanding Arts Season

Susan Burns celebrates our city's cultural offerings.

10/30/2019 By Susan Burns

Most Expensive Homes

The 10 Most Expensive Homes in Sarasota

What all 10 homes, including the three newcomers, share are a prime waterfront location and lots of square footage.

10/01/2019 By Susan Burns

Life on the Fly

Helicopter Medical Crews Stationed at Dolphin Aviation to Help the Injured After Hurricane Dorian

“The only time you need us is when it’s catastrophic and the other systems have failed.”

09/06/2019 By Susan Burns

Guide to Giving

The Academy at Glengary Provides Hope, Job Skills and Community to Those With Mental Health Conditions

Work is the main focus, and the Academy trains its clients—called members—in fields from the culinary arts to technology to customer service.

09/02/2019 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

From the Editor: The Billionaires Among Us

As affluent newcomers know well, long-term strategies and sacrifices to preserve wealth ensure a better future for us and our heirs.

08/02/2019 By Susan Burns