Dana Tyler is an American journalist best known as a correspondent and news anchor for the New York City-based network WCBS-TV. She has achieved great fame as a presenter of the 6 p.m. news program and other weekend shows on the channel. These include Eye on New York, Tunnel to Towers Run, and CBS 2 at the Met. Her outstanding achievements and excellent contributions to the world of journalism have earned her numerous awards and recognitions.
Prior to all these awards, this amazing journalist began her career in the late 1980s after graduating from Boston University with a degree in Journalism. She has been active for more than three decades, and the trend is upwards. In addition to journalism, Dana has also had several appearances in films such as Woody Allen’s “Small Time Crooks”. In the following, you will learn more about her biography and other interesting facts.
Dana Tyler – Biography
The accomplished journalist was born Dana Tyler on November 24, 1958, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. She was born the daughter of middle-class African-American parents whose identity is unknown. She is of American nationality and African-American descent. Dana spent her early years growing up in the city of Worthington, Ohio, where she completed her basic education at Worthington High School.
At a very young age, she developed a passion for becoming a journalist, which led her to enroll at Boston University, where she earned a degree in marketing and broadcast journalism. During this time she worked with the school’s media and was able to report on several trend stories at the time.
Dana Tyler Career
After graduating, Dana Tyler quickly began her career as an intern with WBNS-TV, based in Columbus, Ohio. There she worked as a reporter and news anchor for the station. Her outstanding performance on her show Heart of Ohio earned her an Emmy Award for Anchor Excellence in 1988. After two years, she landed her first appearance as a weekend presenter and reporter on WCBS. When Dana joined the New York-based network, she was one of the first African Americans to host a news show in New York.
This brilliant journalist continues to be active at the WCBS today; she boasts an outstanding resume and has received numerous awards and recognitions for her commendable achievements. Interestingly, Tyler’s first-rate performance in covering the 1996 New York Subway arson attack earned her an Emmy Award. Dana Tyler received another Emmy Award for her first-rate performance when she covered the New York City blackout and the City Hall shooting in 2003.
Her other notable work includes coverage of The Color Purple on Broadway in 2006, for which she was recognized by the New York Association of Black Journalists. The following year she was also honored at the McDonald’s salute to Black Broadcast Legends. In 2010, she received two Emmy awards; the first for her coverage of the Breaking News story of Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River and another for her coverage of Heather and Stacy’s story in special health care Race for the Cure.
In 2012, she co-hosted The Tunnel to Towers Memorial Run, and her incredible performance earned her the New York Emmy Award for Community Service. She reached the peak of her career in 2014 when she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists.
As one of the most prominent figures at WCBS-TV, Dana Tyler has also worked with other well-known journalists. These include Brian Williams, John Johnson, Jim Rosenfield, Kristen Johnson, Chris Wragge, Jim Jensen, and Roz Abrams. She has made a name for herself throughout her career and her work speaks for itself. Dana currently hosts the WCBS 6 p.m. news show and other weekend programs.
Does She Have a Husband or Boyfriend?
Dana Tyler has been very successful in her career and has won the hearts of many through her outstanding achievements. Although she is very discreet when it comes to her love life, relationships, and affairs, it is already known that she has been in a few relationships so far. However, this amazing journalist has never walked down the aisle and has no children yet. Before that, she was in a romantic relationship with the talented English music star Phil Collins.
The two lovebirds met in 2006, and after Collins’ divorce from his wife Orianne Cevey in 2008, they made their relationship official. But eight years later, the couple decided to go their separate ways in 2016. Collins then reconciled with his ex-wife, while nothing is known about Dana’s later relationships to this day.
Dana Tyler‘s Net Worth and Salary
While Dana Tyler has enjoyed a flourishing journalistic career, she has also amassed a great deal of wealth and is currently leading a decent lifestyle. Given her wealth of experience, Dana Tyler will undoubtedly be one of the top earners in the WCBS network. The journalist and TV presenter currently has a net worth of $2 million. According to sources, she allegedly earns over $52,000 a year.