Jeff Strickler | Star Tribune
Assistant Features Editor | Lifestyle

Jeff Strickler is the assistant features editor for the Star Tribune. He has spent most of his career working for the Variety section, including reviewing movies and covering religion. Now he leads a team of a reporters who cover entertainment and lifestyle issues.

A native of New York City, Strickler studied journalism with a minor in theater at the then-College of St. Thomas (now University) in St. Paul. He and his wife have lived in St. Louis Park for 35 years — albeit in four different places over that time — where they raised their two daughters.


Oak Park Heights man repays 80-year-old debt to group that helped him as a teenager

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Documentary focuses on the man more than his music.


Minnesota's Barry ZeVan 'the Weatherman' offers old-school forecasts

Longtime TV personality Barry ZeVan offers old-school weathercasts.


Sophie Turner and Jessica Chastain turn X-Men franchise into X-Women with 'Dark Phoenix'

"Dark Phoenix" works a nifty gender reversal on the superhero sci-fi series.


Vintage Minnesota: Don Fraser dedicated his life to helping people

Longtime politician exuded calm and humility.