Born in Southern California and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Max Tarlton graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Journalism. After more than a decade working in front of and behind the camera, Max has taken his career to new heights. He is now working in the tech space with artificial intelligence to perfect the customer experience and generate higher revenue and returns.

Over the past 10 years, Max has embedded himself in cities across the country including: Chicago, Yuma, Omaha, and Monterey. During that time, he has covered multiple presidential and local elections, immigration on the US/Mexico border, transportation in the midwest, natural disasters in California including: wildfires, flooding and mudslides. He also did extensive health reporting and coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only has Max Tarlton covered hard news, Max has also highlighted light-hearted stories including: traveling to Mexico to showcase a rare orphanage and foster home growing into a school for the less fortunate, children battling rare medical conditions, and interviews with celebrities and non-profits.

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KION February Montage 2020
Anchor / Reporter Reel 2019
KMTV Best Moments
Max Tarlton Sizzle Reel
KYMA Best of 2016
WGN Best Moments 2014 – 2015