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.
Orla Fallon is becoming one of the most popular Irish performers in the world and now she’s joining CBS 2 in studio to play her Celtic rendition of “Silent Night.”
Orla Fallon performs “Soul Cake” on CBS 2.
In this Eye On New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with actress Didi Conn about “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.”
In this Eye On New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with Ken Jackson about his new book, “The Encyclopedia of New York.”
In this Eye On New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler examines children’s health and the problems they encounter, including eating disorders.
The Metropolitan Opera is going all out once again this holiday season with a family-friendly opera at the Lincoln Center. It’s only 100 minutes long and all in English. CBS2’s Dana Tyler talks to the star of “The Magic Flute.”
In the wake of several high profile anti-gay attacks, Nathan Manske started a new online project called “I’m From Driftwood” to collect stories of acceptance from the LGBT community. CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu sat down with Manske to learn more.
New York has a centuries old bond with Spain and Latin America affecting every level of the city’s development. You can learn all about it in an exhibition called Nueva York. CBS 2’s Dana Tyler reports.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with a married couple, Jason Danieley and Marin Mazzie, about their life on and off the stage.
Whether he was swallowing needles, trapped in a straightjacket or locked inside a water torture chamber, Harry Houdini tempted fate and loved it.
There are 80 galleries of world-class selections, all for you to enjoy, at the Newark Museum.
This Wednesday, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicks off it’s holiday season at City Center in Midtown. The Theater is considered one of the world’s greatest dance companies. Here they are in action.
A popular holiday film comes alive on the Broadway stage this season. Dana Tyler talks to two of the stars of “Elf The Musical.”
Looking for something different to do today? How about a visit to the Met to see some rare ancient Chinese art, newly discovered and never seen until now? Dana Tyler takes us to the world of Khubilai Khan.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler discusses what’s hot, what’s not, how to find a deal and more in this holiday shopping guide.