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Max Tarlton is an Emmy Award nominated journalist and news personality.

Born in Long Beach, California, Max’s family moved to Omaha, Nebraska in the 90s where he attended Harry A. Burke High School. He then studied at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, pledging with the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. The following year, Max switched gears and moved to Illinois to pursue a Broadcast Journalism degree from Columbia College Chicago.

While in school, Max spent nearly a year in Los Angeles, studying entertainment journalism and working at Warner Bros. where he spent his day critiquing screenplays submitted for production at Hunt Lowry’s Roserock Films.

Returning to Chicago, Max was seen on Columbia’s news broadcasts, Newsbeat and Windy City Webcasts while interning with the WGN Morning News. Upon graduation, Max began as the WGN Midday News writing intern before becoming a per-diem news writer; working on multiple daily newscasts throughout the week.

giphyMax Tarlton was most recently seen on KMTV 3 News Now in Omaha, Nebraska as the 4:30am Early Riser anchor, “Alert Desk” anchor, and as the station’s first (and only) on-air Morning Traffic anchor for 3 News Now This Morning.

Prior to KMTV, Max was the morning anchor and executive producer for SUNRISE – a two-hour simulcast morning show on the U.S./Mexico border – covering Yuma County, Arizona, Imperial County, California, and Mexico’s northern states: Sonora and Baja California.

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