Dana Tyler anchors CBS 2 News at 6 p.m. She joined WCBS-TV in 1990 as weekend co-anchor and reporter.
An integral part of the news team, Tyler is proud to mark her 25th year at CBS 2. In August of 2014, Dana received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists. In 2012, she received a New York Emmy Award for Community Service, for co-hosting the “The Tunnel to Towers Memorial Run”. In addition to numerous New York Emmy Award nominations over the years, she was nominated in 2012 for her report “Amy’s Story” in the Health Special: “Race for the Cure”. In 2010, she received two Emmy Awards for anchoring the Breaking News Story: “Flight 1549 Lands in the Hudson River” and for her reporting of “Heather and Stacy’s Story” in “Race for the Cure”. In 2003, Tyler received Emmy Awards for anchoring the Breaking News Story: “New York City Blackout” and for anchoring the Outstanding Single Newscast: “CBS 2 News at 11: City Hall Shooting.” In 1996, she received an Emmy for anchoring the Outstanding Single Newscast: “New York City Subway Firebombing”.
In 2011, Tyler was honored by the Friars Club in its annual “Salute to News Veterans.” In 2007, she was honored in the McDonald’s annual salute to “Black Broadcast Legends” and in 2006 she received a New York Association of Black Journalists Award for her report on Broadway’s “The Color Purple”.
In addition to general assignment reporting and feature stories on Broadway and the arts, Tyler contributes as host for “CBS 2 at Tonys” and the “Tunnel to Towers Run”. She participates in CBS 2 sponsored events including “AIDS Walk New York”, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s “Walk to Cure Diabetes” and the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” which raises awareness about breast cancer.
Tyler is a member of the YMCA of Greater New York Marketing & Communications Committee. She served for more than a decade on the Board of Trustees of Learning Leaders, the 7,000-member volunteer organization dedicated to the education of New York City public school students. In 2008, she received an honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from St. John’s University at Staten Island. In 2007, she was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, Worthington High School in Ohio. In 2001, she received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from Boston University’s School of Management from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and broadcast journalism.
Tyler began her broadcasting career as an intern at WCOL Radio and WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio. She was a general assignment reporter and anchor for WBNS and received an Ohio Valley Emmy Award in 1988 as Outstanding Anchor for her work on the popular “Heart of Ohio” broadcasts.
In 1990, she and the late Reggie Harris became the first African-American anchor team in New York on WCBS-TV. She is honored to celebrate her great-grandfather’s historic efforts. Ralph Waldo Tyler was a newspaper reporter and editor in Columbus and the first accredited African-American war correspondent to report on African-American soldiers stationed overseas during World War I.
In this segment of Eye on New York, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with photographer Evan Joseph about his new book New York City At Night that features aerial photos of New York City’s magnificent cityscapes.
In this segment of Eye on New York, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with Gary Bagley, executive director of New York Cares, about the upcoming New York Cares Day on Saturday, Oct. 15.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with Sutton Foster about winning a Tony award for “Anything Goes.”
In this Eye on New York, CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez and Dana Tyler examine high blood pressure and how to control it—both on your own and with the help of the City Parks Foundations.
Ken Summers, a married father of two, may not have survived had it not been for a concerned stranger, Steve Newman, who found Summers on the street in shock.
The Long Island woman whose three daughters were killed in the tragedy on the Taconic State Parkway two years ago is sharing her story for the first time.
Long Island’s North Shore is home to a museum that brings the wilderness and world-class art together in one place.
Traci Donnelly of the Phoenix House of New York and Long Island speaks with CBS 2’s Dana Tyler on treatment for Baby Boombers who are substance abuse patients.
The work of Spanish artist Velázquez rarely enters the market, but you can see his paintings now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. CBS 2’s Dana Tyler reports.
From the movies to London to Broadway, Sister Act has come a long way. CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks to actress Patina Miller about the production’s Tony nominations.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler examines the role that HIV and AIDS play in the city.
Actor John Leguizamo grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens and once again has found a home on Broadway. CBS 2’s Dana Tyler reports on his new play “Ghetto Klown.”
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler talks being green, environmentally friendly and supporting Earth Day with Dr. Curt Stager, author of “Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth.”
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler talks royal wedding with Fashion and Style Expert Shaye Strager.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi about a charity called Good Shepherd Services and its role in mentoring at-risk children throughout the city.