Scott Maxwell

Scott Maxwell is a columnist for the Orlando Sentinel. Three times a week, his column focuses on the interesting, funny, maddening and crazy things that make Florida … well, Florida.

He enjoys telling readers stories they wouldn’t otherwise hear. (And revealing the behind-the-scene machinations that politicians would rather keep hidden.)

Scott joined the Sentinel newsroom in 1998, when he covered Orange County. He started penning a column in 2002 and has received numerous awards, including being selected as the 2023 recipient of the Distinguished Achievement in Florida Journalism award from the Florida Society of News Editors.

Before coming to Orlando, Scott wrote for the Winston-Salem Journal and the Chapel Hill Herald.

Scott graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism.  He and his wife, Cyndee, have two children, both of whom have recently graduated from college.

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