Dana Tyler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Dana Tyler
Born(1958-11-24) November 24, 1958 (age 54)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
United States
EthnicityAfrican American
OccupationJournalist
Notable credit(s)Anchor for WCBS-TV (1990-present).
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Dana Tyler
Born(1958-11-24) November 24, 1958 (age 54)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
United States
EthnicityAfrican American
OccupationJournalist
Notable credit(s)Anchor for WCBS-TV (1990-present).

Dana Tyler (born November 24, 1958) is a senior news anchor and reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City. She currently co-anchors the 6 p.m. newscast with Chris Wragge. Tyler and Wragge also co-anchor the new 9 p.m. newscast on WLNY-TV, WCBS-TV’s independent sister station. In addition, Tyler hosts Eye on New York, a half-hour weekly community affairs program for WCBS, as well as several annual local specials: CBS 2 at Tony's, CBS 2 at the Met and Tunnel to Towers Run. Tyler first joined WCBS as a weekend anchor and a reporter on July 16, 1990.

Life and career

Tyler grew up in Worthington, Ohio, and attended Worthington High School. After graduating from Boston University, she began her career at WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio before moving to WCBS in 1990 as weekend anchor and reporter. Along with the late Reggie Harris, she was also known to be part of the first African American team in the New York market to anchor a newscast. She quickly moved up to the 5pm and 11pm newscasts in 1993.

At WCBS, Tyler has worked alongside some of the best known television news anchors in New York City. She was the last anchor desk partner for WCBS' anchorman, Jim Jensen and has worked alongside Brian Williams, Ernie Anastos, John Johnson, Michele Marsh, Ira Joe Fisher, and Roz Abrams. She also worked with WXYZ head anchor Stephen Clark. Tyler remained in post in 1996 when a large number of anchors, reporters, sports and weather people were fired. Johnson and Marsh signed off the 5 pm news by saying we'll see you at 11 only to be made redundant after the 6 pm newscast. Tyler has been 11pm anchor on and off since 1993. In 2000, she guest starred as herself on Everybody Loves Raymond where they played a clip of Robert Barone being chased by a bull in the episode, Robert's Rodeo.

Dana Tyler returned as the anchor WCBS's 11 pm newscast, in addition to her 6 pm duties, both alongside Jim Rosenfield, on April 17, 2006 as part of a shakeup in anchors where no one stayed in their old capacity. She replaced veteran WABC-TV anchor Roz Abrams who had replaced her a few years back (Roz moved to the noon and 5pm newscasts, but is no longer at the station) only to be replaced again in 2007 by Kristine Johnson.[1]

She lives in Stamford, Connecticut.[2]

References

  1. ^ Huff, Richard (June 22, 2007). "Ch. 2 lifts anchors for new shifts". Daily News (New York). http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/television/ch-2-lifts-anchors-shifts-article-1.221560. Retrieved 2011-11-27.
  2. ^ Costagregni, Susie (June 24, 2006). "Director grabs a coffee before daughter's wedding: Stamford resident and WCBS-TV news anchor Dana Tyler". The Advocate (Stamford).

Tyler also had a cameo in the Woody Allen film, "Small Time Crooks," as a television reporter.

External links