633 N. Orange Avenue
633 N. Orange Ave. Orlando FL
Orlando, FL
32801
407-420-6141
Scott Maxwell
Senior Columnist
My Role

I'm the paper's "Taking Names" columnist. I find politics and people fascinating. And I really like figuring out why things work the way they do -- and then sharing what I learn with readers. I like to empower readers. I also like to laugh. My column runs three days a week -- on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. And I have a blog at orlandosentinel.com/takingnames. I try to call 'em like I see 'em ... and "Take Names" as often as possible.
My Biography

I think it's safe to say I always wanted to write for a newspaper ... dating back to the days when I published s"The Maxwell House News" full of compelling headlines like: "Scott's Dad Mows Grass." I attended UNC-Chapel Hill, where I met my awesome, beautiful and incredibly patient wife. I worked for the Chapel Hill Herald and then the Winston-Salem Journal for four years until 1998, when the Sentinel brought me down to Orlando. We now have two kids and are living the good life. I consider myself very blessed.
My Interests

Running, swimming, exercising in general. Hanging out with my family. Vacationing. Cruising. Playing poker.