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Dana Tyler is a senior news anchor and reporter at WCBS-TV
WCBS-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of the CBS television network, located in New York City. The station's studios are located within the CBS Broadcast Center and its transmitter is atop the Empire State Building, both in Midtown Manhattan....

 in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

. She currently anchors the 6 pm newscasts with Chris Wragge
Chris Wragge
Christian P. "Chris" Wragge is an American news anchor. He is the co-anchor for New York's WCBS-TV News at 6 p.m. weeknights alongside Dana Tyler. He was previously in the station's 5 p.m. and 11 p.m...

, and also hosts Eye on New York, a half-hour weekly community affairs program for WCBS, as well as 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
Worthington, Ohio
-Dissolution of the Company:By August 11, 1804 the plat maps were completed, payments or notes promising payments collected and deeds prepared for all sixteen thousand acres of the Scioto Company's purchase...

, Ohio, and attended Worthington High School
Thomas Worthington High School
Thomas Worthington High School is located in Worthington, Ohio, TWHS has historically been among the top performing high schools in Ohio in terms of academics. The school was formerly named Worthington High School until the 1991 opening of Worthington Kilbourne High SchoolThomas Worthington is the...

. After graduating from Boston University
Boston University
Boston University is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. With more than 4,000 faculty members and more than 31,000 students, Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of Boston's largest employers...

, she began her career at WBNS-TV
WBNS-TV, channel 10, is a television station in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The station is an affiliate of the CBS Television Network and is owned by the Dispatch Broadcast Group, a subsidiary of the Columbus Dispatch, along with WBNS radio...

 in Columbus
Columbus, Ohio
Columbus is the capital of and the largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio. The broader metropolitan area encompasses several counties and is the third largest in Ohio behind those of Cleveland and Cincinnati. Columbus is the third largest city in the American Midwest, and the fifteenth largest city...

, 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 weekday newscasts.

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
Jim Jensen
Harold James Jensen, usually known as Jim Jensen was a longtime American anchor and reporter, most notably at CBS' flagship station, WCBS-TV in New York.-Background:...

 and has worked alongside Brian Williams
Brian Williams
Brian Douglas Williams is the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network, a position he assumed in 2004...

, Ernie Anastos
Ernie Anastos
Ernie Anastos is an American Emmy Award-winning New York City television news anchor. He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, and has worked for several television stations in New York City during his career.-Career:...

, John Johnson
John Johnson (reporter)
John Johnson is an American television news reporter. He had been a fixture in New York City television news for many years.In 1972, he began a long run at WABC. In the late 1980s, he served as a rotating anchor of the 6 p.m. newscast in the aftermath of Roger Grimsby's firing with Kaity Tong and...

, Michele Marsh
Michele Marsh
Michele Marsh is a former New York Television anchorwoman from Connecticut.Michele started as a reporter/anchor at WABI-TV, Channel 5 in Bangor, Maine after graduating from Northwestern University. She reported in the field and anchored the 11 p.m. Monday-Friday newscasts, and the 6 p.m. Saturday...

, Ira Joe Fisher
Ira Joe Fisher
Ira Joe Fisher is an American meteorologist and poet. He was the weather reporter for CBS's The Saturday Early Show, a position he held from 1999 until 2006...

, 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 lead anchor on and off since 1992. In 2000, she guest starred as herself on Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 13, 1996, to May 16, 2005. Many of the situations from the show are based on the real-life experiences of lead actor Ray Romano, creator/producer Phil Rosenthal and the show's writing staff...

 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
Jim Rosenfield
Jim Rosenfield is an American local television news anchor. He most recently co-anchored the noon and 6 p.m. newscasts on WCBS-TV in New York City alongside Dana Tyler. At various times, he has appeared on the newscasts at noon, 5, 6, and 11 pm at WCBS-TV...

, 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
Kristine Johnson
Kristine Johnson is a Filipino American co-anchor at WCBS-TV in New York City, New York, on the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts with Maurice DuBois....


She lives in Stamford
Stamford, Connecticut
Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 122,643, making it the fourth largest city in the state and the eighth largest city in New England...

, Connecticut
Connecticut is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, and the state of New York to the west and the south .Connecticut is named for the Connecticut River, the major U.S. river that approximately...


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