MAX TARLTON
News Anchor & Reporter

Max is the morning anchor for WAKE UP at KION Newschannel 5/46, covering California’s beautiful Central Coast. He also investigates local and national concerns in his twice-weekly franchise, “Message Max”. 

Previously, Max was an early morning anchor and traffic reporter at KMTV 3 News Now in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Before that, Max was the morning anchor and executive producer for SUNRISE at KYMA News 11 in Yuma, Arizona.

Max has covered a variety of stories along the U.S./Mexico border, especially during the 2016 election. He also covered groundbreaking medical advancements in his weekly “Healthline 11” report.

Max holds a Broadcast Journalism degree from Columbia College Chicago. He started his career as an entertainment & morning show intern at WGN News in Chicago, before being hired on as a per diem writer.