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 28th 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, Tyler contributes as host for the “Tunnel to Towers Run” and participates in CBS 2 sponsored events including 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.
The mystery of mummies and the science behind the ancient Egyptian belief that preserving the body will ensure eternal life is unwrapped at the Brooklyn Museum. CBS 2’s Dana Tyler takes us into the mummy chamber.
WCBS 2’s Dana Tyler profiles some amazing kids who are proving that giving is often better than receiving.
The Brooklyn Museum is presenting a new exhibit showcasing the culture of the Great Plains. CBS 2’s Dana Tyler reports.
He was at ground zero after 9/11 and after the earthquake hit Haiti. Now, a former New York City firefighter says he just had to go to Japan. Tommy Clarke is determined to help those in need.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2 looks at New Yorker’s newest pop heartthrob, Jackson Harris.
In this Eye on New York segment, a core group of modern artists came into their own right here in Manhattan.
It’s a classic tale of sex and politics. The latest adaptation of the play “Born Yesterday” is gearing up for another Broadway run.
Norman Rockwell is known for his iconic paintings of everyday American life, but what you might not know is how carefully he created those scenes.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with Peter Kiesewalter, the founder of Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata or BRO, about a unique new band that blends a variety of music genres to re-imagine familiar classics like the “Sound of Music.”
It can be easy to take our hands for granted–the sense of touch, picking up something with our fingertips, but a New Jersey woman is getting a second chance at that and she’s making history.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Don Dahler breaks down the 2012 budget and political reporter Marcia Kramer interviews Congressman Charles Rangel.
Actor James Earl Jones is back on Broadway in a story that still resonates decades after it was written. An enduring friendship finds its way out of bigotry and onto a stage. CBS 2’s Dana Tyler has the story.
The influence of African art is key to a collaboration and a labor of love between two scholars. They were childhood friends in Queens and have worked together ever since.
February is also “I love New York City Pets Month.” CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with Stephanie Mattera of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals to talk more.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dave Carlin went backstage at a fashion week event to check out the upcoming styles for fall and Dana Tyler speaks with Tracey Lomrantz of Glamour Magazine.