Maya Gallo is a journalist who works as an editor at Blush Magazine under her father Jack. Maya was born on January 1st to Jack and Eve Gallo. As a young girl, Maya went to Woodbridge , an exclusive school in New York City, where she accidentally burned the west wing. The Headmaster thinks that the accident was Maya's way of acting out because of her father's absence. During the pilot, she is working as a journalist for a television news channel. After messing around the teleprompter as revenge for a condescending news anchor, Maya gets fired and subsequently accepts a long-standing job offer from his father, who is a publishing tycoon. Maya is portrayed as a smart young professional with career ambitions, making her stand out among the rather absurd staff of Blush. A militant feminist, Maya constantly frowns on the objectification of women in the fashion industry, and constantly pushes her peers to feature deeper issues and less superficial subjects for the magazine, to little avail. Maya has had a complicated relationship with her father Jack, especially prior to starting to work for him during the pilot. In the episode "Nina Van Grandma" Jack claims "I was in that delivery room 14 hours on the hottest day of the year
Laura San Giacomo as Maya Gallo: Then
The US sitcom, about the team behind a fashion magazine called Blush , began its episode run in March Laura San Giacomo was Maya Gallo, the fiery, feminist journalist who takes up a job at her father's fashion magazine, Blush. She joins the magazine when she is fired from her TV job after messing with a condescending news anchor's teleprompter as revenge. Jack Gallo, played by George Segal, is Maya's workaholic father and Blush magazine's owner and publisher. He is four times divorced and, for the first half of the series, married to Maya's high school friend. He has a running competition with Donald Trump as to who is smarter, richer and better at giving gifts. Prior to Just Shoot Me! Segal was known for his roles in films such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Look back at the leading ladies of the s who made their mark with iconic roles and some major hairstyles, too. See the gallery. Already nervous about her first day, Maya arrives at the offices of Blush ready to transform the magazine into something she can be proud of. Since neither her dad nor Finch thought to mention it, Maya's new position at the magazine comes as a surprise for Nina and Elliott. Yet, she sees things going her way when Jack overrules the staff and lets her pursue a controversial story on the exploitation of low wage foreign workers. Meanwhile, as Jack is unveiling her new office and presenting her with the job's many perks, Nina, Elliott and Finch plot their survival under the magazine's new leadership. As Maya continues to be overwhelmed with the finer things that her new job provides, Nina marshals Elliott and Finch to confront Jack about hiring his daughter. However, when Elliott sneaks off, Nina is left facing Jack on her own after Finch fails to back up her demand that Maya be fired. Written by Anonymous. Looking for something to watch?
Richard : I thought you were different. Maya Gallo : I am different! Ask anybody, they hate me here! Jack Gallo : He publishes some anti-corporate newsletter. What's it called? The Fink? The Snitch? The Rat? Maya Gallo : The Whistle Blower! Jack Gallo : That's it.