Douglas Burns is a writer and columnist for the Daily Times Herald in Carroll, Iowa. Burns is also a co-owner of the newspaper which has been in his family for three generations.
Additionally, Burns is a contributor to The Center for Rural Strategies' Daily Yonder, a national online rural newspaper. He also writes a regular column, Political Mercury, for Cityview, a Des Moines weekly newspaper.
Burns is a Cedar Rapids native who grew up in Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School in 1987 before moving on to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where he majored in journalism and graduated in 1991.