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.


Good Question: Is Weber Tires a Secret Society?

Andrea Behling visits Weber Tires in East Bristol to investigate its mysteriously unparalleled prices and services.

January VIBE: In Belleville, UFOs are real

Ross Harried captures January's featured photo, an old Camaro posing as a UFO in Belleville, WI.

Madison bars as seen on TV

We’ve imagined the equivalents of some iconic pop culture bars right here in Madison.

Dine in a dome this season

7 spots that offer outdoor globes for dining and drink gatherings in the Madison area.

A homebody’s guide to houseplants

We've compiled a local houseplant guide that will help anyone grow a greener thumb.

Editor’s Note: For the love of restaurants

Editor Andrea Behling celebrates the people in our community who make great Madison restaurants possible.

Staff-picked best bites of 2022

Madison Magazine's team of editors and designers picked their favorite food and drinks featured in the magazine this year.

🔥 Every Madison Magazine Hot List from 2022

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

5 tips to make the most of your Van Gogh experience

After I joined the more than 5 million people in the world who have also taken in the immersive show, I have a few suggestions.

Cannibal sandwich? No, thanks. Carpaccio and tartare? Yes, please.

Let's not even talk about the Wisconsin delicacy that starts trending around the holidays. Instead, here are six places each for great carpaccio and tartare in Madison.

Editor’s Note: Deliberate Choices

Editor Andrea Behling explains the deliberate angles of Madison Magazine's December features.

Remembering Amy Gannon with the second annual Amy Awards

Read an excerpt from the forthcoming biography about the late Madison entrepreneur, plus meet this year's Amy's

The Amy Awards: Felica Turner-Walton helps heal grief

Founder of Healing Our Hearts Foundation is recipient of a 2022 Amy Award

The Amy Awards: Saraswathy Parthasarathy provides a taste of home

Flavor Temptations co-founder is recipient of a 2022 Amy Award

The Amy Awards: Sarah Dimick and Nisa Giaquinto seek wellness for changemakers

Zen Ed founders are recipients of a 2022 Amy Award

A sneek peek at Madison Magazine’s 2023 redesign

A note from editor Andrea Behling on Madison Magazine's 2023 revamp, debuting in the January issue.

Editor’s Note: Very Asian

Madison's "Very Asian Week" becomes a model for creating meaningful programming and activism

Egypt, Switzerland, Peru … Milwaukee? 🤔

Our Wisconsin neighbor was mentioned in National Geographic's "25 breathtaking places and experiences for 2023" travel story.

Snacks take the spotlight

Explore Madison's snack scene one handful at a time.

The most fitting Madison snack, according to your zodiac sign

We foresee a tasty (and personality paired) snack in your future.

Did you know about Young Blood’s ‘super secret beer cave?’

The tucked-away space was discovered by our editor at a recent Madison Magazine photoshoot.

Will Wisconsinites stop at nothing until there are cheese curds on everything?

With Culver's CurderBurger return and National Cheese Curd Day coming up, we're convinced the cheese curd is reaching a next level of stardom in Wisconsin.

Madison could become ‘city model’ for activating Very Asian Week

Photos and follow-up: Madison community and The American Family Institute for Corporate and Social Impact raise $15,000 for the Very Asian Foundation

This Cross Plains homeowner has leaned into the house’s wood tones

Tiffany Klinger’s black-and-white design aesthetic shifted dramatically after she moved into a Cross Plains home filled with warm wood tones.

Editor’s Note: The Beast

Adventures in searching for the supernatural in Elkhorn, Wisconsin

How do Madison monuments represent our community?

We turned to experts and community leaders to explore questions about our monuments, sculptures and building names, the conversations they spark, and what it all says about us.

Madison Magazine’s October Hot List

Antique glass, supper club maps, hidden sandwich spots and more. Check out what our editors have their eyes on this month.

Plein air painters capture beautiful landscapes on canvas

Tom Gilbert founded Dane County Plein Air Painters to create a community around painting "in the open air."

Madison Magazine’s September Hot List

Check out what our editors have their eyes on this month.

Maggie Ginsberg on the exciting, vulnerable, terrifying road to becoming an author

Q&A with Maggie Ginsberg, author of the novel 'Still True,' out Sept. 27

Cafe Brittoli closing on Atwood Avenue; Monsoon Siam buys building

Neighborhood cafe known for its breakfast fare will be closing for good on Sept. 12.

Cranberry Club no longer in the works; Driftless Social making progress

We featured these two anticipated supper clubs in our April cover story. One has been scrapped indefinitely, the other is on the way.

The Amys: Call for Award Nominations

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

A smart second life for Smart Studios

New owner turns the famous Madison recording space into a short-term rental.

Hot List: 6 editors’ picks for August

Check out what's on the Hot List this month, including a Madison picnic blanket, a slushie spot and artwork from an editors' favorite.

Editor’s Note: Spreading her wings

A plastic pink flamingo on the cover. How have we not thought of this sooner?

Editor’s note: modern humanity

I don’t usually write about national events in this space, but nothing else feels more important.