Max Diekneite is an investigative reporter/anchor for WTOC. You can catch him anchoring the 7 p.m. news every weeknight with Dawn Baker.
Max moved to Savannah in October 2020 after spending more than three years as an anchor/reporter at KCCI (CBS) in Des Moines, Iowa. During his time in Iowa, Max helped lead the coverage of several monumental events, including the 2020 Iowa caucuses. He also anchored major breaking news events, including the George Floyd protests and central Iowa’s historic floods in 2018.
A St. Louis native, Max attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism. During his time in school, Max worked as a reporter for KOMU 8 News (NBC) in Columbia, Mo., and interned for the award-winning investigative team at KTVI/KPLR News (FOX) in St. Louis.
Max is committed to fair, unbiased journalism. He is passionate about helping everyday people and believes in earning the viewers trust every day.
In his free time, Max likes to watch sports, exercise, and travel. He is a die-hard Cardinals baseball fan. Max has family in the southeast and is excited to explore the Coastal Empire.