Tyler Job

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Tyler Job is eager to bring his award-winning skills to the WKBT News 8 team. He is a Milwaukee native but is excited to see what adventures La Crosse will bring him. He graduated from UW-Whitewater in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast/print/web journalism with a minor in communications. He also graduated with 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 titled “A Meinert setback for a major comeback.” (https://royalpurplenews.com/22560/sports/meinert-story-rk/). He eventually worked his way up to becoming Sports Editor his senior year and had one of the best years reporting he could ever remember. As Sports Editor, Tyler covered all of the Warhawks football games and watched them beat opponent after opponent all the way to winning their unprecedented 36th conference championship. Tyler also talked to Packers wide receiver Jake Kumerow, a former UW-W star, about his journey from playing in Division III to contributing on an NFL 53-man roster.

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 this past May.

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 four Milwaukee Bucks games and interviewed NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, all-star Khris Middleton, veteran guard Eric Bledsoe, and head coach Mike Budenholzer several times. He also anchored a couple mock sportscasts before the internship ended in December.

After gaining all of these experiences, Tyler is ready to keep his journey going at News 8!

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

Favorite movie? Put on any Star Wars movie and you won’t see me leave the couch until it’s finished.

Favorite way to spend a day off? I’m a roller coaster fanatic. If there was a Six Flags near La Crosse, I’d make sure to go there often. I’ve been to Six Flags Great America near Chicago over 20 times.

What sports team are you a big fan of? Basketball is my favorite sport, so I’d say the Bucks. But I also am a huge Packers fan. I’m everything Wisconsin sports. Bucks, Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and even the Blackhawks (Wisconsin doesn’t have an NHL team!) As a proud Whitewater alum, I have to put the Warhawks on that list too.

What are you bad at and wish you could do better? I love watching sports, but I’m awful at playing them. I was never interested in playing sports during grade school, ironically.

Do you have a hobby or collect anything special to you? I’m a very passionate, non-competitive Fortnite player. I’ve been playing for more than a year and a half straight and still not very good. But I have over 400 wins! I’m also a pro wrestling fan.

Favorite food? Spaghetti.

Family (share info about married/single/dating & kids). I’m a single fella taking each day at a time. My parents and my older brother live in the Milwaukee area.

Articles

La Crosse healthcare workers and nursing home residents talk about experience after getting COVID vaccine

Explaining how people in Phase 1B of COVID vaccinations can safely and effectively get their shot

La Crosse medical expert explains why grocery store workers are not included in phase 1B vaccinations

La Crosse Storytelling Festival in need of authors and actors for "21" event

Explaining the Safe Haven Law in Wisconsin

Coffee and Conversation: How to positively parent your child during pandemic

Friday night structure fire in Sparta completely destroys suite

There are no injuries to report and the fire is under investigation

Wisconsin sees one-day record in new COVID-19 deaths

Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 128 new deaths Saturday, two of them in La Crosse County

Viroqua police officer involved in accident with semi-truck

The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

FoodShare benefits temporarily increase until June, should ease demand for local food pantries

First Wisconsin documented case of new COVID-19 strain found in Eau Claire County

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department's director says the individual recently traveled internationally

Explaining the contact tracing process La Crosse area schools follow to limit COVID spread

La Crosse experts and politicians discuss issues Governor Evers should focus on in State of the State Address

La Crosse area nursing homes distributing COVID-19 vaccine

Doses were given to staff and residents at Hillview Health Care Center on Tuesday

Larry King reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19

The 87-year-old tested positive for the virus 10 days ago

Houston and Winona counties each report one new death Saturday

44 people have now died from the virus in Winona County; COVID-19 deaths in Houston County reach 13

Rotary Lights wraps up 26th season

Volunteer coordinator Sarah Dahlke says more people than expected went to the event in 2020

2020 in One Word: News 8 Now asks viewers to sum up the past year

'This is a job that requires a 100 percent commitment': La Crosse mayor looks back on 2020

La Crosse police chief reflects on 2020, wants to continue to maintain and build community trust

La Crosse schools superintendent Aaron Engel reflects on the district's year of shifting

'Our work never stops': La Crosse County Health Department director reflects on 2020

La Crosse schools announce plan to reopen for in-person classes

Wisconsin adds 84 COVID-19 deaths, 3,675 positive cases Saturday, DHS says

There are 51 new cases in La Crosse County, but no new deaths

Winona Health gets first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The 975 doses shipped will go to healthcare workers, as well as long-term care residents and staff

Mayo Clinic infectious disease expert says one dose of COVID vaccine is 82 percent effective

Experts still recommend people get both doses of the vaccine, which is about 95 percent effective

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should get COVID vaccine, La Crosse doctor says

Individuals who are allergic to the vaccine should avoid it

First COVID vaccine doses to initially go to most at-risk healthcare workers once it arrives in La Crosse

Gundersen Hotel & Suites, in partnership with the county, giving some homeless people with COVID a place to stay

Those without a home who have COVID or are waiting for test results can stay in a room

La Crosse health experts say getting back to normal means the majority of people must get vaccinated

Logan High School Spanish immersion students achieving virtual success with native speakers

Normally, the students would travel to Spain to improve their speaking skills

La Crosse doctor says COVID-19 vaccine allocation process 'is as fair and safe as I can imagine'

La Crosse Police Department temporarily putting alternate side parking fines on hold

La Crosse doctor expects COVID vaccine to arrive to the area before year's end

The majority of people will likely not get the vaccine until late spring next year at the earliest

Mayo Clinic Health System program helping keep COVID patients out of the hospital with infusion therapy

Man convicted of shooting La Crosse police officer gets 15 years in prison, five years of extended supervision

Allen Kruk is being sentenced on attempted first-degree homicide of Officer Dustin Darling

CDC tweaks coronavirus quarantine guidelines

People can now quarantine for seven or 10 days instead of traditional 14-day period if exposed

Healthcare personnel from Mayo Clinics in La Crosse and Rochester offer glimpse what it's like working on frontlines

Tomah community stepping up to help those affected most by Sunday morning fire

The fire destroyed at least two buildings and a cause is still being determined

Dairyland Power Cooperative participating in national campaign to hire military veterans

The 'Vets Power Us' initiative, which was started by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, has 160 national co-ops in the program