Big Fish: Max Weiss, Editor-in-Chief of Baltimore Magazine, Tells Almost All
by Marion Winik
Published September 12 in Baltimore Fishbowl
Excerpt: While Max Weiss was an undergrad at Bennington College in Vermont, studying music and literature, her parents moved from Long Island to Timonium. So after she graduated, she came home to a new hometown — Baltimore. It immediately felt right to her in a way Long Island never had. And as warmly as she embraced her new city, it embraced her right back.
In short order, she scored internships at WJHU (now WYPR) and the City Paper. She started doing movie reviews on radio, then on TV. She was “Media Max.” She was “Max and Mike at the Movies.” She was “Nice Girl” — “it was blogging before blogging,” she explains, a lifestyle column syndicated in alternative newspapers around the country. After leaving City Paper, she accepted a job offer from then-editor Ramsey Flynn at Baltimore magazine.
At the time, to a Bennington girl, Baltimore magazine seemed a bit… mainstream. Bougie, perhaps. Thirty years later, having moved steadily up the masthead to Editor-in-Chief, she smiles to remember it.