Maxine Shen has worked in publishing and broadcast TV since graduating from Wellesley College in 2002.

From 2002-2012, she worked at the New York Post, where she specialized in entertainment (TV/music) and pop culture coverage, but also spent a significant amount 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.

From 2012-2016, Maxine was a Manager, Communications at Syfy (a division of NBCUniversal), where she handled PR for series including "The Magicians," "12 Monkeys," "Z Nation," "The Wil Wheaton Project," "Haven," "Joe Rogan Questions Everything" and "Ghost Hunters." She also worked on "Sharknado 2: The Second One," "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" and "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens." Most importantly, she had an out of body '90s fangirl experience while working on "Dead 7," a zombie western mashup movie starring '90s boybanders. (BuzzFeed was super into it.

Maxine is currently freelancing as a general reporter at, covering 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 once appeared on film alongside "TODAY's" Al Roker and Matt Lauer in "Sharknado 2: The Second One." 

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