Jeff Burger

Jeff Burger


Jeff Burger, who retired from Business Jet Traveler in March 2024, joined the magazine 20 years earlier, in March 2004, a few months after the publication’s launch. Besides editing the magazine, he has written many articles for it and conducted its interviews with such luminaries as Sir Richard Branson, James Carville and Mary Matalin, Suze Orman, Donald Trump, F. Lee Bailey, and Steve Van Zandt. Burger helped to oversee the introduction of BJT’s annual Readers' Choice surveys and Buyers’ Guide.

During his years with the magazine, it won well over a hundred editorial awards. In 2011, Burger received the Gold Wing Award for Reporting Excellence from the National Business Aviation Association and the Aviation Journalism Award from the National Air Transportation Association. He has also won writing and editing awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. BJT, meanwhile, was named Best International Publication in 2017 in the Aerospace Media Awards. It was also a Magazine of the Year finalist in 2011, 2013, and 2016 and an Overall Excellence winner in 2018 in competitions sponsored by 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 the 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 TimesBarron’sReader’s DigestGentlemen’s Quarterly, and Family Circle. Chicago Review Press published his books, Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and EncountersLeonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and EncountersLennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon, and Dylan on Dylan: Interviews and Encounters. His music writing appears on multiple websites, including his own

Burger, a summa cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He and his wife, Madeleine, have two grown children. His off-hours passions include cooking, travel, technology, movies, and music.