Max Hauptman

Max Hauptman

Breaking News Reporter

Max Hauptman is a former breaking news reporter at Task & Purpose. He previously worked at The Washington Post as a Military Veterans in Journalism Fellow, as well as covering local news in New England. 


  • Expertise and interests include military history and technology and longform storytelling on issues surrounding military veterans today.
  • Before joining Task & Purpose, Max worked at The Washington Post, The Ellsworth American and has been published by Narratively. 



Prior to starting in journalism, Max served for five years as an Army officer. While attending graduate school at Columbia, he specialized in audio production, reporting on issues including lowering the voting age and dropping the “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan. After graduating, he worked at The Ellsworth American newspaper in Maine, covering local government, business development and even people climbing every peak in Acadia National Park in a month. In 2021, Max joined The Washington Post as its first Military Veterans in Journalism Fellow. He joined Task & Purpose to focus on the stories he is passionate about – those that speak to the true experiences of servicemembers and veterans.


Max is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and the Columbia Journalism School.

Fun Fact

When not working, Max can be found exploring the highs and lows of the planet by climbing and scuba diving.

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