Longtime Deseret News biz editor Knudson dies at 80

Longtime Deseret News biz editor Knudson dies at 80

Max Knudson

Max Knudson, former longtime business editor for the Deseret News, died peacefully in his home Wednesday after a fight with cancer.

Daedan Olander of the News writes, “After another stint at the Salt Lake Tribune and a couple public relations jobs, he found his longtime home with the Deseret News in 1979.

“Knudson had originally applied for an investigative reporting position but was told it was being filled in-house. He was instead offered the business editor position, which he accepted.

“‘It was quite a relief to me to get this job,’ he said. ‘It’s where I belonged. It’s what I do best.’

“Knudson worked as the Deseret News’ business editor for 22 years. Among his many articles, the automotive stories he wrote were among his most popular.”

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