Max Tarlton is an Emmy Award nominated journalist and news personality — currently at KMTV 3 News Now in Omaha, Nebraska. He serves as the station’s first morning on-screen traffic anchor in it’s history and serves as the Early Riser and Alert Desk anchor weekdays starting at 4:30am.
Born in Long Beach, California, his family moved to Omaha, Nebraska in the 90s where he eventually attended Omaha Burke High School. He the studied a year at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, pledging with the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. Max switched gears, moving to Illinois as a Broadcast Journalism major at Columbia College Chicago.
While there, Max began writing for community website Chicago Talks and producing content for student start-up WCHI News.
Max then spent nearly a year in Los Angeles, studying entertainment journalism and working at Warner Bros., 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.
Most recently, Max spent more than two years anchoring, reporting, and executive producing for SUNRISE on KYMA News 11, covering Yuma County, Arizona, Imperial County, California, and northern counties in Sonora and Baja California, Mexico.
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