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 24th year at CBS 2. Most recently, 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.
February is American Heart Month, but most Americans don’t know it. CBS 2’s Max Gomez explains heart health and Dana Tyler speaks with Dr. Holly Anderson of the American Heart Association.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with Kevin Swanepoel, president of the One Club, about Super Bowl advertisements.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler examines the reason why 160,000 children stay home each day from a school: bullying.
The kitchen has become the heart of many a home, but there’s a lot more to it than food, the fridge, the sink and the stove. CBS 2’s Dana Tyler shows us at MOMA.
A core group of modern artists came into their own right here in New York and all at the same time. Describing their abstract art might be hard to put into words, but you know it when you see it. CBS 2’s Dana Tyler takes us to MOMA.
Style makes a bold statement in Japan, from the unstructured to Gothic and costume and everything in between. It’s a fun and funky fashion show right in midtown Manhattan.
If you’re trying to keep that resolution to lose weight, here’s some help. Some clothing companies are making workout clothes that are fashionable enough to wear at work.
As the Jets get ready to take on Tom Brady and the Patriots, the trash talk among fans started early on and hasn’t let up.
NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A 9-year-old girl with big dreams was the youngest victim in the Arizona tragedy, Dana Tyler reports. When John and Roxana Green think about their 9-year-old daughter Christina, they think […]
The Newark Museum is New Jersey’s jewel. It’s a place you’ll want to take the whole family. CBS 2’s Dana Tyler reports.
Standing in a hole carved in the center of a piano, Evan Shinners reaches over the top playing from above and using his feet to push the instrument across floors. It’s not a joke. It’s the latest exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.
Spider-Man’s heart-stopping plunge to the stage last month stunned a Broadway audience and left the actor critically injured. For the first time, he is speaking about that terrifying stage turn.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with fitness expert Charles Stuart Platkin about the keys to getting fit in the new year.
Centuries of the past collide on the canvases of surrealist painter Joan Miro. CBS 2’s Dana Tyler takes us to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz stopped in the studio to give the State of Brooklyn to CBS 2’s Dana Tyler.