Tyler Job

News Multi-Media Journalist/Reporter

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Tyler Job is eager to bring his award-winning skills to the WKBT News 8 Now team. He is a Milwaukee native, but La Crosse has treated him quite well in the more than 1.5 years that he’s been here. He graduated from UW-Whitewater in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast/print/web journalism with a minor in communication, and Magna Cum Laude honors.

Tyler took his passion to UW-Whitewater and immediately declared to be a BPW major. He became a sportswriter for the Royal Purple newspaper at the start of his sophomore year. He spent three years writing for the Royal Purple writing numerous game stories and features, including a campus award-winning piece. He eventually worked his way up to becoming Sports Editor his senior year.

Tyler wasn’t just all about the newspaper aspect, though. He started broadcasting for UW-Whitewater’s campus TV station, UWW-TV, during his junior year. He called several football and men’s and women’s basketball games, including a women’s NCAA tournament game and football playoff games all the way to the day he graduated. He, along with the rest of the football broadcast team, won a “Best of the Midwest” broadcast award for Whitewater’s 2018 second-round playoff matchup against St. Norbert at the Wisconsin Community Media conference in May 2019.

Before joining WKBT News 8, Tyler interned at Milwaukee’s WISN-12 station in the sports department in fall 2018. During his internship, he covered several Operation Football high school games of the week in the Milwaukee area. He covered several Milwaukee Bucks games, including a couple of interviews with MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Favorite song? “Happier” by Marshmello ft. Bastille. Literally any Marshmello song is fantastic.

Favorite movie? Titanic. I’ve always been fascinated with the ship wreck and love story angle.

Favorite way to spend a day off? I’m a roller coaster fanatic. I wish there was a Six Flags near La Crosse. I’ve been to Six Flags Great America near Chicago over 20 times.

What sports team are you a big fan of? I love the Bucks. Packers are a close second. But I’m everything Wisconsin sports.

What are you bad at and wish you could do better? I love watching sports, but I’m awful at playing them (ironic, isn’t it?)

Do you have a hobby or collect anything special to you? I’ve played a lot of Fortnite over the course of three years, probably too much! I have more than 800 wins.

Favorite food? Spaghetti.

Family (share info about married/single/dating & kids). I have an amazing and handsome boyfriend, Michael. Can’t say enough about how awesome he is. My parents and my older brother live in the Milwaukee area.

Articles

One dead, two others injured in head-on crash near Chippewa Falls

People take in some scares at La Crosse's Haunted Mile

Major Harris' father says his son will be buried in Madison, not La Crosse

Two hospitalized after stabbing in Sparta

Police say both individuals are in critical condition

La Crosse-area residents required to dial 10-digit phone calls starting Sunday

The Coulee Region's area code, 608, also includes numbers with the digits 988 in them. Starting next July, 988 is becoming the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Tomah Health Community Foundation donates $3,000 to Monroe County food pantry

FDA OKs mixing-and-matching COVID-19 booster shots; La Crosse expert says it comes with advantages

FDA decision will allow patients to receive a booster made by any of the three companies that produce COVID-19 vaccines

Some La Crosse School District buildings likely closing in the future

The district's enrollment is declining and its buildings are aging; leaders say five of them are more than 80 years old

City of La Crosse hosts their city bike auction

West Salem middle and high school students and staff switching back to optional masking

School officials cite a decline in COVID-19 cases since the district previously updated its mitigation measures Sept. 22

Mayo Clinic La Crosse pediatrician charged with first-degree child sexual assault

Dr. Joseph Poterucha, who works at Mayo Clinic Health System, appeared in La Crosse County Circuit Court Friday

UW-La Crosse police officer dresses up in pink tutu for breast cancer awareness

Onalaska Department of Public Works to switch to use salt brine for winter road maintenance

Hunger Task Force holding drive-up distribution in La Crosse

Leaf drop off sites open in La Crosse Friday, Oct. 15

Sparta middle school student suspended twice for 'defiance' for not wearing a mask indoors

The school board voted to reinstate the district's mask mandate last month

Hunger Task Force of La Crosse adjusting food distribution process because of pandemic

Food bank steps up even more to help families by providing drive-up food distributions

UWL study shows Coulee Region tourism fared better than many other communities during pandemic

Researchers cite outdoor appeal as the main reason

La Crosse parents differ on whether they'll get younger kids vaccinated

Pfizer made a request to U.S. regulators for its vaccine to be approved for 5- to 11-year-olds Thursday

Vernon County Sheriff's Office investigating vandalism at two public park bathrooms

UPDATE: Woman found dead after La Crosse fire; division chief says fire not intentional

One person dead in Jackson County crash

1991 festmaster helping people connect with each other through singing

Karl Friedline sings the German National Anthem and has not missed an Oktoberfest in 30 years

Festgoers tap the Golden Keg for Oktoberfest's 60th year

Board meeting chaos: Sparta school board president reacts to hostile meeting environments

Most residents moved out from a Vernon County mobile home park with sewer problems

Green Acres Mobile Home Estate near Viroqua is permanently closing; the owners never received grants to fix sanitation system

Oktoberfest implementing new security measures, including metal detection

Every festgoer entering the front gate will go through metal detection screening; no large bags are allowed

Brewers clinch third NL Central title, topple Mets 8-4

Sole Burner in Chaseburg event helping raise money for cancer research

Oktoberfest reveals sixth clue of Medallion Hunt

Some question timing of La Crosse County Health Department's guidance to cancel large events

Oktoberfest is less than a week away, but Health Director Audra Martine says the guidance is not geared towards one specific event

La Crosse attorney: Federally charged Afghan evacuees can be deported if convicted

Tomah Police Department welcomes new therapy dog, Ruby, to the team

Oktoberfest reveals clue #3 in Medallion Hunt

16th annual Sole Burner of Chaseburg event set for Saturday, Sept. 25

Over the years, leaders say the Sole Burner has raised about $1.25 million for the American Cancer Society

Moon Tunes receives more than $13,000 in donations from Pearl Street Brewery

Two Afghan refugees charged with crimes while at Fort McCoy

'Hatched Baby' sculpture in La Crosse not fixable, artist tells city

Sculpture's head was stolen this month before eventually being found and secured by La Crosse police

G-E-T middle and high schools holding vaccination clinics Wednesday

Tomah Health helping host blood drive Wednesday and Thursday

The blood drive will take place at Tomah's Recreation Park