Max has always been ready to take on any story that might cross his path. Recently, he has been documenting the intricacies of his home state of Florida. From its notorious politics, the people, and the odd stories that make up this peninsula. 


Besides writing, Max is heavily invested in photography. All facets of the art form fascinate him, but chief among them being documentary photography. His work has been exhibited at several South Florida Galleries including the Miramar Arts and Cultural Center.


When not photographing or writing, Max also flexes his audio editing muscles working on a podcast that he helped to create for his alma mater, Florida Atlantic University.

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“I’ve been struck by Max Maldonado’s character and dedication.  In Broadcast Journalism, Max has excelled in teasing out interesting angles, cultivating credible sources, asking smart questions, and producing stories that are both intelligent and engaging.  His first assignment was a radio piece looking at emergency services available for local sports events such as high school football games. Max rose to the challenge of gathering official interviews, though local school officials can be difficult to reach.  He also found a creative way to open the story, drawing a comparison between college football and high school football.  And he put a great deal of care into refining the audio in his interview bites.”

—  Kevin M. Petrich, Ph.D.

Senior Instructor of Communication Studies, Florida Atlantic University