Maxine Shen has worked in publishing and broadcast TV for yonks.
From 2002 to 2012, she was a reporter at the New York Post [print], where she specialized in entertainment (TV/music) and pop culture coverage, but also spent a lot of time writing about film, books, video games, fashion, tech and celebrity shenanigans. For the first six months of her newspaper career, she also had the privilege of covering metro news. (ie: DEAD GRANNY WAS SECRET DRUG MULE.) When not filing on daily deadlines, she blogged for the paper, running "Hear This" (music), and contributing to "The Post Game Report" (video games) and "Live: The TV Blog." (RIP, Post blogs.)
From 2012 to 2016, Maxine was a communications/publicity manager at genre network Syfy (a division of NBCUniversal), where she launched series including "The Magicians," "12 Monkeys," "Z Nation," "The Wil Wheaton Project," "Bitten" and "Joe Rogan Questions Everything," as well as handling continuity press for fan-favorite shows "Ghost Hunters," "Haven" and "Paranormal Witness," among many, many others. She also worked on "Sharknado 2: The Second One," "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" and "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens." But most importantly, she had an out of body, '90s fangirl experience while working on "Dead 7," the zombie western mashup movie starring '90s boybanders. (BuzzFeed was super into it.) She was the voice behind the now-defunct @SyfyPR account, reaching 18,500+ followers and managed the team's Instagram account.
Maxine is now a freelance general reporter at DailyMail.com, covering US national news and viral content. She has had the distinct pleasure of writing a story about a goose that tried to kill a little girl after the girl tried to kick the goose in the head. Maxine also writes Hampton Sheet's Literary Lowdown book column, and updates its events calendar.
She completed the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University (as part of its second "cohort"), does admin at Nancy Yost Literary Agency (so many popular authors!) and once appeared on film alongside "TODAY's" Al Roker and Matt Lauer in "Sharknado 2: The Second One."