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.


Fire destroys workshop in the Town of Kickapoo

UPDATE: Names of victims in triple homicide identified, La Crosse County Sheriff's Office says

It appears to be the first triple homicide in the county in nearly three decades

Local pride leaders and politicians calling for awareness and action in wake of Copeland Park hate incident

Forty-year-old Travis Crawford of La Crosse is charged with three felonies for allegedly assaulting two transgender teenagers

La Crosse leaders nearing agreement with developers for north side quality housing project

Wildfires from West Coast and Canada lead to air quality issues in La Crosse County

Poorer air quality is leading to concerns for people who have respiratory or heart-related conditions

La Crosse healthcare systems experiencing shortage of medical assistants

More than 30 road construction projects in La Crosse listed for 2021

Work is slated on some of the busiest roads in La Crosse, including George, Gillette, Main and Jackson streets and West Avenue

More than two dozen Vernon County families forced to move out of mobile homes

The sewage system is leaking into the groundwater in the park, but the owner's attorney says replacing the system is "not tenable"

Mayo Clinic and Gundersen Health System experts say COVID booster shot not needed right now

Two local restaurants each share how they're trying to solve worker shortage

Dublin Square Irish Pub in La Crosse closing every Monday, Garden of Eatin' in Galesville doing outdoor dining only due to low staff

Motorcyclist in Trempealeau County dead after crashing into deer

Holmen Area Fire Department will have 24/7 staffing under new shared services agreement

Most of the firefighters in the department around Holmen are paid on-call volunteers

Bucks superfan shows off pride ahead of NBA Finals Game 2

La Crosse School District superintendent says merging some facilities is 'only viable option'

Declining school enrollment and aging buildings are reasons why school leaders are seriously considering merging some facilities

Riverfest honors military veterans

Festival Foods chairman receives Wisconsin business Hall of Fame award

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in La Crosse fully stocked

Coulee Region Humane Society officials say do not keep your pets around fireworks

The loud sounds of the fireworks can startle and scare them easily if they're out in the open

Harlem Globetrotters 'shooting' their way back to La Crosse Center

La Crosse fireworks salesman says he's not experiencing shortage of supplies

BMX Stunt Team at Riverfest for first time ever

Habitat for Humanity going through high construction costs

The rise in prices is making it difficult for the non-profit to build homes in the community

Red Cross going through severe blood donation shortage

MRI reportedly reveals no structural damage to Giannis Antetokounmpo's left knee

ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Wednesday there is no timetable for the Bucks superstar's return

Individuals protest Biden's infrastructure plan during president's La Crosse visit

Dozens of Biden supporters gather at La Crosse Regional Airport

La Crosse Fire Department offers fireworks safety reminders

Isle La Plume yard waste and brush site closed Monday and Tuesday

Wisconsin DHS warns of rising non-COVID respiratory virus cases

Gundersen Health System to offer COVID vaccine during regular appointments

Eau Claire man gets 10-year federal sentence for distributing meth

Gender-neutral parent language options to be added to Wisconsin birth certificates

Parent options on birth certificates will have labels like "parent-parent" instead of just "mother-father"

Fireworks not allowed on the Upper Mississippi Refuge

Those who light fireworks on the Refuge can face a $225 fine

Celebrate Onalaska goes on despite all-day rainfall

Several outdoor events had to be cancelled, but some activities were still held inside the Omni Center

For Pets' Sake event helps local animal shelters and raises mental health awareness

The event helped raise roughly 500 toys, 2,000 pounds of food, and $3,000 in money donations

Hiring struggles continue in the La Crosse area and statewide

A June survey released by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce shows nearly nine in 10 businesses are struggling to hire people

Jackson Street in La Crosse undergoing major repairs starting next week

One of La Crosse's busiest roads is being repaved and resurfaced from Third Street to 23rd Street through October

Wisconsin Assembly passes bill allowing drivers to get instruction permit at age 15

Drivers with their temps would get a full year of experience before getting probationary driver's license

Governor Evers tours Stoddard family organic dairy farm for June Dairy Month

La Crosse nonprofit group raising thousands of dollars to help recruit lifeguards

Friends of La Crosse Pools and Aquatics is donating $20,000 to the city to raise wages for lifeguards by $2 an hour