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Greg Burns
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Occupation Public Relations
Employer Allstate
Location Chicago, Illinois, USA
Twitter @burnsonbusiness
LinkedIn Profile
Blog Greg Burns Chicago

Greg Burns is a veteran journalist, editor and public relations executive who serves as a senior manager for public relations and financial communications at Allstate Insurance.

He was previously a member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board.[1] Before that, he was a senior correspondent specializing in business and economics at the Chicago Tribune.[2] Before joining the editorial board full-time in 2010, Burns wrote a column, "Burns on Business," that appeared Mondays and Fridays.[3]


Burns served as the Tribune’s associate managing editor/business, responsible for the newspaper’s financial-news section and features sections on real estate, jobs, transportation and personal finance. From 1997 to 1999, he was a business writer at the Tribune.

Prior to joining the Tribune, he worked for three-and-a-half years as a correspondent for Business Week magazine in Chicago, and for eight-and-a-half years as a business reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times. He began his career in 1984 at the Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail.


Burns holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Journalism from Northwestern University.


  1. Wily trader incurs wrath of judge. Chicago Tribune.
  2. Bio. Chicago Tribune.
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