Jan Winburn is senior editor for enterprise at CNN Digital, where she is bringing longform storytelling to a brand known for breaking news. Before becoming an online journalist in 2009, she spent 30 years as an editor and writing coach at newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Baltimore Sun, The Hartford Courant and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Among the many national awards her writers have won are the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, the Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Writing, and the ASNE Award for Non-Deadline Writing. She was named a Times-Mirror Journalist of the Year in 1997 for improving writing at The Sun. The Dart Society recognized her career work with its 2009 Mimi Award given to editors “who encourage journalistic excellence.”
She has taught writing workshops all over the United States and abroad. A graduate of the University of Missouri, she is the author of “Shop Talk and War Stories: Journalists Examine Their Profession” and co-author of two e-books, “Secrets of Prize-Winning Journalism, 2013” and 2014.