Who is Dana Tyler?
Dana Tyler was born on 24 November 1958, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA, and is a news anchor as well as a reporter, best known for her work with the New York City-based news station WCBS-TV. She is often seen as the anchor of the 6PM newscast.
The Net Worth of Dana Tyler
How rich is Dana Tyler? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $2 million, earned through a successful career in broadcast journalism. She’s also anchored numerous other programs over the course of her career, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
While Dana was born on Fort Lauderdale, she grew up in Worthington, Ohio where she attended Worthington High School, and after matriculating, enrolled into Boston University. While few details are known about how she developed an aspiration for the journalism field, it is known that after graduating, she began her career with the Columbus, Ohio-based station WBNS-TV. She stayed there for a few years, and then moved to WCBS-TV in 1990 to work as a reporter as well as a weekend anchor. She was a part of the first African-American team in New York to anchor a newscast, alongside Reggie Harris. She initially worked the afternoon and late night newscasts, often the 5 PM airing before moving to the 11 PM newscasts in 1993. Over the next few years, she worked with numerous popular news anchors from New York City, becoming the last anchor desk partner for reporter Jim Jensen before his passing in 1999.
Other anchors and reporters Tyler has worked with include Roz Abrams, Michele Marsh, Ira Joe Fisher, Ernie Anastos and Brian Williams. She had also worked with Chris Wragge and Don Dahler, perhaps why she survived the large cut the network made in 1996, when a significant number of weather reporters, anchors and field reporters were made redundant. She’s appeared on numerous programs during her tenure, initially handling weekend reports and anchoring duties. Eventually, she would host shows such as “Tunnel to Towers Run”, “CBS 2 at the Met” and “CBS 2 at Tonys”, and frequently reporting on annual local events.
Behind these smiles after the #Yankees lose the #ALDS —-@OlivingstonTV is thinking “So good to be with a friend after a tough loss.” Me: “Bottom of the 9th nailbiter —they just needed one hit!” @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/Ne0or0eLww
— Dana Tyler (@DanaTylerTV) October 10, 2018
In recent years, Tyler hosted the half-hour show entitled “Eye on New York”, which focuses on weekly community affairs. She also became the regular anchors of the 6PM newscast of the network, and was additionally assigned to be a regular anchor for the 11PM newscast alongside Jim Rosenfield. The new assignments began during a shake-up in 2006, when all staff members were assigned to different projects with no one staying in their old jobs. She replaced anchor Roz Abrams, but her run with the 11PM newscast would be short lived, as she was replaced by Kristine Johnson a year later.
Other Work and Popular Media
While Dana mainly studied with a focus on journalism, she also took acting lessons as she was also interested in the craft. This led her to get acting roles later in her career, beginning with a guest starring role in the sitcom entitled “Everybody Loves Raymond” starring Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton. In the episode, she is seen promoting a news story of a bull-chasing police officer Robert Barone played by Brad Garrett.
During the same year, she also had a cameo role in the film entitled “Small Time Crooks”, in which she played a television reporter. The comedy film attracted positive reviews, and was nominated for several awards. Her next film project would come 10 years later, in the 2010 film entitled “Kick-Ass”, which is based on the comic book of the same name published by Marvel Comics, and is the first in the “Kick-Ass” film series. The story focuses on an ordinary teenager trying to become a real-life superhero.
For her personal life, it is known that Tyler had a relationship with singer, musician, record producer and actor Phil Collins, beginning in 2009 just after his divorce from his third wife Orianne Cevey. They stayed together for eight years, but she was surprised when Collins announced that he was leaving her to return to his ex-wife, the shock of their break-up seeing Tyler take a three month break from WCBS to recover. She later went on record stating that their relationship did not end well, and she wished he did things differently. Phil moved to be closer with his family and later announced that he had reunited with his ex-wife. There are no further reports of Dana having romantic associations, but time has been short.