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 has hosted the “Tunnel to Towers Run” and participated in CBS 2 sponsored events including the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” which raises awareness about breast cancer.
Tyler served for more than a decade on the Board of Trustees of Learning Leaders, the 7,000-member volunteer organization which was 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 Worthington, 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 brave and historic. 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.
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.
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 about everything she loved about life. “She had a lot of interests, ballet, gymnastics. She just got a guitar for […]
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.
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.
In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler interviews two of the performers from “Elf: The Musical.”
In this Eye On New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler discusses what Americans can expect going into one of the busiest travel times of the year.
With more than a dozen Broadway shows between them, two actors married to each other are getting the chance to perform together. Not only are they in the same show, they’re playing husband and wife.
Everyday classic Dutch life becomes abstract on a Spanish painter’s canvas. CBS 2’s Dana Tyler has more at the MET in an exhibition called “Miro: The Dutch Interiors.”
Did you see Dana Tyler’s story on taxi school? You can learn more about the program here and the yoga for taxi drivers course here.
Construction of a highway in Israel revealed a piece of ancient history that was hidden for centuries.
Dana Tyler takes us to the world of “Khubilai Khan” at the Met, where ancient, imperial art from China, ceramics, gold, silver and textiles of all kinds, are on display
A Connecticut man is running his first marathon next month. That might not sound unusual except for the fact that last fall he couldn’t walk across a room.
After last year’s H1N1, health officials are asking the public to get flu shots this year. The CDC, for the first time, is calling for universal vaccination for all Americans.
Halloween is just two weeks from tonight and according to the U.S. Census nearly 40 million children will go trick or treating this year. It’s a lot of fun but it could also be dangerous if you’re not careful. Here are some high-tech ways to keep your children safe.
Plenty of adults love a fun Halloween. “InStyle Magazine” is taking a look at Halloween For Grown Ups in its October issue.
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.”
New York City subways, buses and commuter rail lines are going to cost millions of riders more money and soon.
Sunday held an emotional 5K tribute to the bravery of the 343 FDNY members, and all who perished that day.
From paintings to stuffed animals to melted candles to who knows what, modern day artists keep you guessing with the materials they use.
Did you know the waters around New York are home to 300 types of fish, including 26 species of sharks, four types of seals, and more than 15 whales, dolphins and porpoise species? Today, many of them are in trouble and in need of conservation.
Tornadoes, hurricanes, even a terrorist attack … we most certainly live in uncertain times. But if disaster, or even just temporary disruption, strikes, are you ready for anything?
It’s the 3rd annual New York Culinary Experience and it’s about to kick off in the big apple in just a few weeks.
This past July, there was an amazing find 20 feet beneath the surface at Ground Zero. An 18th century ship was discovered to reveal a 200-year-old hull in the briny muck of the construction site.
Former Mayor Giuliani discusses the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run.
From paintings to stuffed animals and melted candles to who knows what, modern-day artists keep you guessing with the materials they use.
In this segment of Eye On New York, we take a look at this Fall’s Fashion Week New York. This year the fashionistas have moved the show to the Lincoln Center, where they’ll feature their hot picks for next spring.
In this segment of Eye On New York, CBS 2 visits The Whitney Museum of American Art, where a beautiful watercolor exhibition is on display.
In this week’s edition of Eye On New York, CBS 2 HD celebrates the 20th annual Komen NYC Race for the Cure, which we proudly sponsor.