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 Regional Airport holds emergency response exercise to prepare for real-life scenarios

La Crosse small business owner merges her tea shop with coffee shop

Holmen Area Fire Department chief placed on paid administrative leave; village leaders point to struggles with the department

Village president says the move was made based on two key reports on the Holmen Area Fire Department and a pending shared-services agreement with the La Crosse Fire Department

La Crosse doctors providing COVID vaccines to those living homebound

La Crosse tourism leaders say economic outlook this summer looking better than expected

Mom and 5-year-old son sustain serious injuries in Vernon County car accident

The mom, Jennifer Melvin, reported to authorities she fell asleep while driving, lost control of her car and ended up hitting a tree

Osseo Family Restaurant's once lost giant chicken statue returning to its coop

Milwaukee Bucks sideline reporter becoming first woman to do play-by-play announcing duties

Dating.com survey shows most singles prefer "dad bod" body types

Three arrested in Juneau County for drug bust

Water crews herding and netting invasive carp on the Upper Mississippi near La Crosse

In March of last year, commercial fishermen netted 51 invasive Asian carp in the river near La Crosse, the largest catch in our area to date

Child abuse reports dropping in La Crosse County, but experts say that's not necessarily a good thing

From 2019-2020, reported child abuse cases dropped 19 percent in La Crosse County, and about 25 percent statewide

Mitch Reynolds squeaks by Vicki Markussen for La Crosse mayoral seat, despite getting outraised during campaign

Reynolds narrowly claimed victory with 4,655 votes compared to Markussen's 4,450

Milwaukee's mayor requests MLB relocates All-Star Game to American Family Field

The key factor to herd immunity from COVID-19 could be your children

Vaccine hesitancy: La Crosse area resident explains why he's not getting COVID vaccine

Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down mask mandate, but local cities and counties can still implement mask orders

Mayo Clinic Health System changes visitor policy, official says it's an 'exciting milestone'

The healthcare system is allowing two visitors per patient in clinics and hospitals throughout the Southwest Wisconsin region

La Crosse Concert Band returning to Riverside Park in 2021

Concerts were cancelled last year due to COVID concerns

La Crosse mayoral candidates working around the clock in your neighborhood hoping to gain support

La Crosse fire chief requests city to delay plans to demolish 80-year-old Fire Station No. 4

The Preservation Alliance of La Crosse recently started a petition calling for the city to save the building

In-person court hearings and jury trials set to resume in La Crosse County

"We got to get back to how we used to do things where we're all on the same page and working together," La Crosse County DA Tim Gruenke says

La Crosse political candidates receiving party endorsements ahead of non-partisan April election

The La Crosse County Democratic Party is publicly endorsing Mitch Reynolds for mayor; County Republican Party supporting Vicki Markussen

Fire in North Bend destroys restaurant and canoe rental shop

La Crosse mayoral candidate addresses PFAS contamination issue

Herd immunity is huge step towards normalcy, Mayo Clinic expert says

Gundersen opens up vaccine appointment scheduling for new group of patients

Those ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions are invited to schedule an appointment

Students in La Crosse area schools will no longer have to be 6 feet apart in classrooms

The CDC changed its social distancing guidelines Friday, recommending students in classrooms be spaced 3 feet apart instead of 6

Phase two of Prairie Springs Science Center project at UWL on hold for now

Republicans have delayed approval of Gov. Tony Evers' proposed $2.4 billion budget for state building projects

Construction is officially complete on the La Crosse Center's new entrance area

Arena representatives and city leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the reopening of the new entrance area

Governor Evers set to host virtual Badger Bounceback live sessions

Organic Valley office building in Cashton hosting COVID-19 vaccination site

Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse caring for low amount of hospitalized COVID patients

Econo Lodge and theExchange Furniture Bank partner up to provide furnishings for those in need

The hotel is donating some of its older furniture to theExchange, so that it can provide free furniture to those who need it most

UPDATE: Hokah house fire destroys home, fire chief says cat doesn't make it out

A husband and wife got out of the home safely with no injuries

La Crosse community recognizes teenager's bravery from saving family and house from fire

Logan Middle School student Sam King earned a lifesaver award from the La Crosse Fire Department

Viterbo University students and staff hold demonstration to show support for student targeted by racist messages

Classes from 12:30 to 1:50 were cancelled Thursday to allow students and staff and participate

West Salem School District partners with private pharmacy, runs own vaccination site

Petition calling for the city not to demolish Fire Station No. 4 is 'causing a point of frustration,' fire chief says

Plans to have the station demolished have been in the works since 2018, fire chief Ken Gilliam says

UPDATE: Woman who went missing at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve has been located