Biz journalist Burns headed for Allstate communications job
Feder writes, “‘At my first newspaper job in South Carolina, one reporter would bid the copy desk goodnight with a sarcastic ‘Write if you get work,’ ‘ he told friends on Facebook. ‘Well, after 30 years as a journalist and 17-plus at the Chicago Tribune, I’ve finally got ‘work.’ ‘ He starts his new job March 2.
“Bruce Dold, editorial page editor for the Tribune, said he plans to name a replacement for Burns on the editorial board.
“Burns joined the Tribune in 1997 and served as a staff writer, business editor and business columnist before he was named to the editorial board in 2010. During his tenure as associate managing editor/business, he directed the business staff’s coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the collapse of Enron and Andersen, and the dot-com bubble.”
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