Zack Burgess

Welcome... The purpose of this web site is to familiarize readers with my recent work, which includes magazine, newspaper and web stories. I cover business, politics, culture, history and sports—as well as conducting the occasional celebrity interview.

Many of you know the Zack Burgess “brand” from my writing in one place, or on one topic. I invite you to follow the links at the top of this page to enjoy the myriad projects with which I have been involved as a writer, editor, communications consultant and publicist.

Great News...One of my recent columns was named Top Commentary of 2014 by Black America Web!


About Me...

I began my journalism career as a teenager at the Detroit Free Press. From the moment I walked into the building I knew that writing and reporting the news was what I was meant to do. The smell of ink and the adrenaline of deadlines took me from The Kansas City Star to The Washington Times to Slam Magazine, where I was a senior writer.

My work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Crain's Detroit Business, Politics Magazine, Radius Magazine, USA Today, Newsday, The Washington Post and on web sites ranging from MSNBC to NBC Sports to Black America Web, where I am a national columnist.

You can also hear me on WVON AM 1690’s “The Zack Burgess Report” out of Chicago.

Since 2009, I have served as the Assignments Editor for EDGE Magazine. A Howard University graduate (BA Journalism), I have covered politics, culture, and current events...and every major sporting event except for the Super Bowl and the Olympics.

Now, after almost three decades, I am back in Motor City.

Hey...who says you can’t go home again?