Max Reiss is a political reporter for NBC Connecticut. You can catch him weekdays on NBC Connecticut News at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m.
Max joined the NBC Connecticut news team in the midst of the 2014 campaign season, which he describes as “an absolute thrill.” Coming to Connecticut in the heat of the nationally watched governor’s race was a very exciting time for Max, who has covered politics across the country.
More recently, Max broke the news about Governor Dan Malloy's intention to institute a travel ban to the State of Indiana following that state's passage of a "religious freedom” law, as well as the news that Connecticut would continue to take in Syrian refugees as other states refused.
Prior to joining the NBC Connecticut team, Max attended the University Of Missouri School Of Journalism and earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism with Minors in Political Science and Classical Humanities.
Max reported for several stations in Alabama, including the NBC affiliates in Montgomery and Huntsville, WSFA and WAFF, and the FOX station in Birmingham, WBRC. Max has won multiple awards from the Alabama Associated Press, including Best Specialized Reporter, Best Investigative Reporting and Best Series. The Washington Post named him one of the Top State Political Reporters in Alabama.
Max breaks the mold of political reporting,. He strives to beat the stigma that often comes with politics by explaining why an issue is important and asking the tough questions to make sure public officials are held accountable.
Max and his wife Kelley live in West Hartford with their twin son and daughter Eli and Sydney, and dog Lilly. He says Connecticut is the most beautiful place he’s lived in and is energized to bring the state’s political coverage to the next level.