Jeff Burger joined Business Jet Traveler in March 2004, a few months after the publication’s launch. Besides editing the magazine, he has written many of its Inside Fractionals columns and has conducted its interviews with such luminaries as Sir Richard Branson, James Carville, Suze Orman, Donald Trump and F. Lee Bailey. In 2008, Burger helped to oversee BJT’s redesign and its introduction of an annual Buyers’ Guide issue; he also conceived 2010’s special issue on The Bizav Advantage and its annual Readers’ Choice Survey and Book of Lists features.
During his years with the magazine, it has won nearly two dozen editorial awards. In 2011, Burger received the Aviation Journalism Award from the National Air Transportation Association as well as the Gold Wing Award for Reporting Excellence from the National Business Aviation Association. The same year and again in 2013, BJT was a Magazine of the Year finalist in the annual competition of the American Society of Business Publication Editors.
Before coming to BJT, Burger spent 14 years at Medical Economics, the nation’s leading business magazine for doctors, where he served on the editorial board; directed staff recruiting; oversaw a $2 million annual budget; and was financial editor, news editor and director of special projects. He has been editor of several publications, including Phoenix Magazine in Arizona, and has been a consulting editor at Time Inc. His articles have appeared in more than 75 magazines and newspapers, among them The Los Angeles Times, Barron’s, Reader’s Digest, Gentlemen’s Quarterly and Family Circle. Chicago Review Press published his book, Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches and Encounters, in 2013. In April 2014, the same publisher will issue his next book, Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters.
Burger, a summa cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, lives in Ridgewood, N.J. He and his wife, Madeleine, have a son, Andre, and a daughter, Myriam. His off-hours passions include music, food, travel, technology and movies.