Max Roth

Anchor / Reporter

Max is a proud Ogden boy, graduate of Uintah Elementary School, South Ogden Junior High and Bonneville High School.

He then packed up his Subaru and journeyed to the big city to study all kinds of random stuff at the University of Utah.

Random stuff became Max's specialty, meandering to a history degree and then into a two-year stint as a VISTA helping set up the Emma Lou Thayne Community Service Center at Salt Lake Community College.

Turns out Graduate School in random stuff is called Seminary, where you spend three years learning more history, psychology, theology and no-longer-spoken languages.

The real disappointment, a Master of Divinity did not qualify Max to make a fluffy white vanilla-pecan confection.

But from great disappointment comes revelation: there's a job in random stuff and it's called journalism!

And so Max's meandering path led to the University of Southern California Annenberg School, and on to Palm Springs and home to Utah.

Of course, love leads from randomness to specificity, and Max loves politics. He's not ashamed to admit he was a David Brinkley fan when it WASN'T cool (you band-wagoners know who you are!)

When Max found a woman who actually had fun on a first date at the Utah State Legislature hearing the "State of the Judiciary" address, he knew he'd found the one.

That was in 1994. Natalie still tolerates him to this day, and his two sons have no choice.

Recent Articles

  • U of U releases report on alleged sperm tampering

    Posted on: 7:06 am, April 24, 2014, by , and , updated on: 09:41pm, April 24, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah released a report from a committee of three doctors examining the circumstances...
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  • Governor talks ‘Healthy Utah’ plan with team behind Obamacare

    Posted on: 2:15 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 10:11am, April 17, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — Fresh off a trip to Washington D.C., Governor Gary Herbert says he is confident his plan...
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  • Former teacher sentenced; student says she’s a survivor, not a victim

    Posted on: 11:37 am, April 10, 2014, by , and , updated on: 07:58pm, April 10, 2014

    FARMINGTON, Utah — A man who taught and coached girls basketball at a Kaysville charter school was sentenced Thursday after...
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  • Two men kiss on stage during play about murder, controversy follows

    Posted on: 9:28 pm, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 10:20pm, April 4, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — A play about murder containing a brief moment of romance has sparked a conversation among patrons...
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  • Law signed, events held as Utahns mark World Autism Awareness Day

    Posted on: 9:51 pm, April 2, 2014, by

    SALT LAKE CITY — World Autism Awareness Day seems to be taking on greater significance in Utah It could be...
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  • 2 officers injured in shooting, each credits other for saving his life

    Posted on: 5:05 am, March 28, 2014, by , , , and , updated on: 06:14pm, March 28, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — Two police officers are injured and a suspect is dead after a shooting in downtown Salt...
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  • Utah governor confident state, federal officials can agree on ‘Healthy Utah’

    Posted on: 7:11 pm, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 10:43pm, March 27, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert had a clear message when it came to his plan to use federal...
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  • Extension cord sparks $500K condo fire in Roy

    Posted on: 8:49 am, March 26, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:07pm, March 26, 2014

    ROY, Utah — A 3-alarm condominium fire in Roy forced 6 homeowners out indefinitely as cleanup crews examine the building...
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  • Republican officials pleased with turnout at 2014 caucus meetings

    Posted on: 9:39 pm, March 20, 2014, by

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Republican Party was pleased with strong turnout at caucuses around the state, though 2014...
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  • Expert analyzes Lockhart’s efforts after legislative session ends

    Posted on: 7:42 pm, March 14, 2014, by

    SALT LAKE CITY — At the end of the Utah legislative session, one local political scientist said the Speaker of...
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  • What passed, what didn’t at the 2014 Utah State Legislature

    Posted on: 6:26 pm, March 13, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:55pm, March 13, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Legislature has wrapped up, as lawmakers scrambled to pass bills that affect Utahns...
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  • Report: Former AG John Swallow “hung a veritable ‘for sale’ sign” on office door

    Posted on: 12:14 pm, March 12, 2014, by , and , updated on: 02:59pm, March 12, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — A House Special Investigative Committee has released its final report after an investigation into allegations against...
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