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.


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.

Madison baker to appear on Food Network’s gingerbread competition

Christina Schubert creates a masterpiece on "Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown," airing Nov. 29

Editor’s Note: A snowy state of mind

We didn’t totally plan this, but this issue turned into quite the celebration of winter.

6 businesses worth checking out this November

A notable newsletter, ethically produced winter wear, dog cupcakes, local coffee and more in this month's hot list.

‘Madison’s Place,’ The Edgewater wins big

The Edgewater Hotel tops the list of Best of Madison Legacy Winners with 95 total wins.

Eno Vino has popped the best bubbly

Since its first award in 2005, Eno Vino, along with its sister restaurant, Eno Vino Downtown, have garnered 55 wins.

Editor’s note: Heart

When inspiration struck me for this month’s cover story, The Amys, I didn’t realize just how profoundly moved I’d be by the award winners our committee selected.

The Amys: Honoring women entrepreneurs in memory of Amy Gannon

To keep her torch ablaze — as was Doyenne’s call to action after Amy Gannon’s death — we are lifting up five women who embody the work and progress Amy Gannon so fiercely championed.

The Amy Award Winner: Vanitha Suresh

Vanitha Suresh has accomplished an incredible list of professional and personal feats that showcase her creative talents and passions.

The Strategist: Rebekah Stephens

As the business development manager with Common Wealth Development for nearly three years, Rebekah Stephens used her own experiences and strategic skillset to uplift startup business owners.

The Free-Thinker: Tania Ibarra

Tania Ibarra helps young businesses navigate structures that weren’t built for them, and she guides companies through a nonthreatening process of intentional and effective equity work.

Jocelyn Scholarship: Leta Samsa

High school senior Leta Samsa has worked hard to find her way in school.

6 Madison Magazine favorites in October

Check out a prebiotic drink, massive stuffed cookies, resin decor, hot sauce and more.

Editor’s Note: PSL, please

I like pumpkin spice lattes and a lot of other “basic” fall things, and I do not care what comedian Bo Burnham thinks about it.

The great home update

Step inside a few area homes that might spark an idea.

A modern couple refreshes a Sun Prairie home built in 1894

Ryan and Chloe Homan ended up with was a farmhouse that was surrounded by not one, but nearly seven acres of land in Sun Prairie.

Renovating couple took their place from demo disaster to dream home

This renovating couple didn’t feel a spark for this Nakoma fixer-upper until it was already partially gutted. Then they turned it into a house tailor-made for their family.

6 businesses to check out in September

This month our editors selected local items including Ugly Apple Cafe's marmalade, art bikes, a neon sign business and more.

Editor’s Note: The stars in my eyes

A night at Washburn Observatory left me with a newfound appreciation for the starry sky above.

Seeing stars in the Madison area

It’s time to stop looking down at your phone and look up at the stars.

Amateur astronomers and astrophotographers take a deep dive into space

Locals celebrate and capture the beauty of what can be found in the night sky.

7 places to stargaze around Madison

Light pollution is a hindrance to stargazing in Madison, but here are a few spots in the area where you can set up camp for a night of observing.

Get out there and stargaze with local events and groups

Here are nine opportunities to connect in person with like-minded star fanatics in the Madison area.

Cherry-pick design elements from this town of Westport home’s bathroom for your next project

The bar has risen in bathroom design in recent years, and this town of Westport home showcases recent trends and rules that were just waiting to be broken.

6 local things our editors love this August

Nonalcoholic beer, a new book, vegan conchitas, espresso lemonade and more in this month's hot list.

Editor’s note: The best is BACK

Our last Best of Madison issue was sent to the printer on March 8, 2020 — six days later, the world shut down.

The Amys: Call for Award Nominations

Madison Magazine partners with Mike Gannon to spotlight and award local women in honor of Amy and Jocelyn Gannon

2021 Best of Madison Editors’ Picks

Our editorial team picked some businesses, initiatives and people that have stood out over the past year.

5 Madison-area locals giving us fit-spiration

Q&As with fitness fanatics who share their 2021 goals, their favorite equipment, post-workout snacks and more.

6 local things our editors love this July

Limoncello, handmade tortillas, a podcast, beauty products and more.

A duo enjoys the perks of luxury apartment living

Whitney Doering and Lincoln Durham are among many young professionals enjoying luxury apartment living in Madison.

Madison menu items that celebrate Pride Month 🌈

Local restaurants and bakeries offering some rainbow-themed goodies, many that support LGBTQ causes

Dineo Dowd heads out on outdoor adventures with her family

Dineo Dowd always comes prepared on a kayak outing.

GALLERY: Madison BCycle’s Art Bikes have hit the road

Nonprofits partner with local artists to highlight positive changes in Dane County through artwork on e-bikes