Andrea Behling

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Andrea Behling is the editor of Madison Magazine. Behling started at the magazine in 2015 as associate/web editor, then as managing editor in 2016, and was appointed editor in 2019. The magazine has won many awards under her leadership, including General Excellence, the highest honor in the 36th annual national City and Regional Magazine Awards competition in 2021. In addition to monthly writing, Behling oversees print production, manages the editorial calendar and represents the magazine on local TV and at events.

Her professional career began in 2013 at The Janesville Gazette as a copy editor and news reporter covering everything from prep sports to Interstate expansions. She graduated in 2014 from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where she served as EIC of the Royal Purple student newspaper for two years.


18 Madison-area rescues, fosters and shelters

If you’re looking to foster or adopt — or are interested in volunteering — consider one of these area organizations.

Foster families facilitate a smooth path to adoption

Foster-based rescues allow organizations to learn more about an animal’s personality and needs to better match them with their forever homes.

Adopting Fred: Behind Beth Skogen’s recent addition to her family

“Rescuing Fred, it just aligned with all of my values at the moment,” Skogen says. “It all just kind of came together perfectly.”

Rescue Spotlight: Underdog Pet Rescue

In the past 10 years, Underdog has kept thousands of animals off euthanasia lists and in good health.

Editor’s Note: We’re just pet people

Our team has been excited about this special edition for close to a year, and we’ve been stockpiling story ideas for months to fill an entire magazine, front to back, with pet-related content.

6 locally made pet-themed products

This month's hot list features Megan Stout's magnets, Rupert & Co. bandanas, Pandana's collars, Rescued Woodworks' dog feeders, Petphoria's clothing and S.V. Medaris' art.

Crowning Madison’s cutest pets

We concluded that every one of the entries could have been a winner, and browsing this cross-section of pets gives us confidence to say: The Madison area officially has some of the cutest pets around.

Editor’s Note: Just a small town girl

Each of us learned about the histories of the areas, we met business owners and we had fun living like locals for a bit in a new place.

6 local Mother’s Day gift ideas

This month's hot list is devoted to Mother's Day ideas including matching aprons, family recipes on towels, sweet treats and custom kids' clothing.

Midwest gems to travel to this summer

Instead of pointing out the obvious spots, we’re uncovering 20 under-the-radar destinations that offer plenty of small-town charm.

The time of your life in Elkhart Lake

What if “Dirty Dancing” was set in Wisconsin in 2022?

6 Wisconsin cities ideal for a getaway

It’s sometimes easy to overlook some of the smaller spots that don’t get as much tourism buzz, but these six locations are ideal for a Wisconsin getaway.

Liliana’s closing permanently, owner to open two new concepts in same building

David Heide closing flagship Fitchburg restaurant that opened 15 years ago, but plans to open Ollie's and St. Charles Station in same space.

48 hours in Ottawa, Illinois

There’s more to this Starved Rock Country small town than meets the eye.

Hot List: 6 things to check out this April

A local coffee company, statement rings, gift box, polymer clay mushrooms, new eatery and durable, sustainable dress make up this month's list.

The modern supper club in Madison

The history of this beloved Wisconsin dining tradition is still being written, and a few Madison-area restaurants demonstrate just how much has changed — and what’s stayed the same.

Witnessing an origin story at The Harvey House

The Harvey House was Madison’s most anticipated restaurant in recent years and opened in summer 2021 to fanfare that matched the anticipation.

Preserving history at Driftless Social

Another set of Schmock brothers are prepared to reincarnate Smoky’s in their own way.

Cranberry Club is keeping up with the times

Cranberry Club on Madison’s north side will be a supper club built for the modern era.

The Del-Bar remains a classic

At The Del-Bar, it feels like less has changed than has stayed the same. In this case, that’s a very good thing.

The Madison modern supper club meal of our dreams

If we could create the best modern supper club meal from start to finish, meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace, it would look something like this.

Editor’s note: It’s simple, really

What I did discover — after diving into Ron Faiola’s latest book about supper clubs and through case studies of one old, one new and two soon-to-open restaurants — was that the answer was a lot simpler than I thought.

6 things to check out this March

Our March hot list features an activewear brand, podcast, serving trays and more.

Wisconsin businesses show support for Ukraine with fundraisers, acts of solidarity

Orange Tree Imports and Bloom Bake Shop are among Madison businesses supporting Ukraine amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Madison’s Chef of the Year 2022: Itaru Nagano is the chef and mentor

He’s proven himself in kitchens all over the country. Now at his own restaurant, Fairchild’s Itaru Nagano is still "the hardest worker in the kitchen," and he’s training a new generation of chefs.

Editor’s note: The magazine magic behind the March cover story

Just like there’s “movie magic,” there’s also “magazine magic.”

REAP Food Group executive director steps down, reflects on successes and road ahead

Helen Sarakinos led the nonprofit for five and a half years

Best of Madison Business 2022: Roots Run Deep

157 combined years in business. 160 years of marriage. These power couples have planted firm roots in the Madison community they call home.

The 2022 big book list of Wisconsin-connected reads

This year we present our largest annual look at the literary scene, featuring author profiles, a guide to independent bookshops and more local reads than ever before.

Jennifer Chiaverini next book combines her fascination with history with unheralded heroes, real-life characters

Jennifer Chiaverini enjoys writing about people whose stories have only been mentioned in the margins and footnotes of history.

Brunch burger and a booster, anyone?

East-side businesses and organizations hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Feb. 12 at Barrymore Theatre.

6 local Valentine’s Day card makers

In the February hot list, we shared a couple local makers creating sentimental, funny and beautiful cards.

40+ notable opens, reopens and what’s coming soon

Another wild year has given rise to the fun and unexpected in the Madison-area food scene.

A look inside Madison Magazine’s February issue from the editor

February's Issue of Madison Magazine is a love story to local authors from our own resident book-loving associate editor.

Hot List: 6 local businesses we love in January

A ceramic artist, juice company and deep-fried treat are among the picks.

🔥 Every Madison Magazine Hot List from 2021

Browse the in-print versions of the monthly editors' picks page.

Editor’s Note: Madison has layers

I am constantly discovering new subsets of Madison life. The stories unfold endlessly, layers upon layers, further expanding my understanding and perspective of this place.

13 holiday home designs we can’t stop staring at

These locals have decked the halls ... and the bathrooms, banisters, kitchen and kids' rooms.

These creative advent calendars might inspire your next one

Madison mom Amy Stanford creates magazine-worthy advent calendar concepts for her kiddos

6 things our editors love this December

Check out these items and businesses in the Madison area.