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Burek, Jane Biography




biography of Burek, Jane

12 July 1968, Galveston, Texas, USA
Jane Burek was born in Galveston, Texas. One of three daughters, her father was a theoretical physicist and her mother was an elementary school teacher. As a teen growing up in various college towns Burek was convinced that somewhere on earth people living a less conventional life were having far more fun. In college she was the opinion page editor for the school newspaper during the same time that cohort Dave Eggers was a copy editor. Burek earned a B.A. in 19th Century British History and a M.A. in Special Education. A lifelong reporter, Burek has worked for The Chicago Tribune, Realtor magazine and The Register Guard newspaper in Oregon. For a year in Chicago she was the editor-in-chief of the short-lived glossy Image & Sound magazine. After spending $20K and two years making Freaky Circus Guy Burek promised her husband that she would never make another documentary about: the circus, sideshow or a madman ever again. So far she has kept her word.
Jane Burek



-   'Ron Burek' (1993 - present); 2 children


-   I'm still reaching for that perfect moment. It's elusive.


-   (February 2010) Currently a reporter for the Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene, Oregon.


-   _Freaky Circus Guy (2005)_ (qv) -> -$40,000


-   "Chicago Tribune" (USA), 2003, by: Jane Burek, "freelance writer"

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  1. Freaky Circus Guy (2005)

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