November 24, 1958 |
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
|Notable credit(s)||WCBS-TV Anchor (1990-present)|
Dana Tyler (born November 24, 1958) is a news anchor and reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City. She currently anchors CBS 2 News at 6:00 p.m. 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 Tonys, 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 news 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 Reggie Harris, she was part of the first African American team in the New York market to anchor a newscast. She quickly moved up to the 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. newscasts in 1992.
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 Jim Jensen and has worked alongside Brian Williams, Ernie Anastos, John Johnson, Michele Marsh, Ira Joe Fisher and Roz Abrams. She also worked with Stephen Clark. Tyler remained in her post in 1996 when a large number of anchors, reporters, sports and weather people were fired.
Tyler returned as the anchor on WCBS's 11 p.m. newscast, in addition to her 6 p.m. 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 prior (Abrams moved to the noon and 5pm newscasts, but is now no longer with the station) only to be replaced again in 2007 by Kristine Johnson.
Other Media Appearances
In 2000, she guest starred as herself on Everybody Loves Raymond in the episode "Robert's Rodeo," promoting an upcoming news story with video of a bull chasing a police officer -- that officer being Robert Barone.
Tyler also had a cameo in the Woody Allen film "Small Time Crooks" as a television reporter, which also came out in 2000.
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