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

Missing the Fest: The impact on businesses with no Oktoberfest this weekend

Oktoberfest normally brings in $15 million to the local economy, according to Explore La Crosse

Sparta school parents voice concerns on how to adjust to district's suddenly shutting down

La Crosse Common Councilperson Jessica Olson running for mayor

Mayor Tim Kabat ran unopposed in 2017

School District of Holmen delivering meals to kids right at their doorstep

About 3,000 meals are prepared for all school kids every day.

Tips to make your life easier when voting in the presidential election this year

Tuesday, September 22 is National Voter Registration Day

Wisconsin presidential election results may not be available during election night, despite federal ruling

COVID not preventing some international students to achieve their goals

Both UW-La Crosse and Viterbo University taking financial hits due to international enrollment decrease

West Salem School District flip-flopping to virtual learning, hoping to get students back ASAP

Local medical experts warn of potential "twindemic"

Health leaders strongly encourage people to get flu shots to avoid significant spread of the flu and coronavirus at the same time

Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative issuing additional recommendations for the community as cases spike

COVID-19 cases from La Crosse universities are included in county's daily case count

La Crosse area residents voice opinions in open forum about school district's SRO program

Mayor Kabat reveals 2021 proposed executive operating budget

Four months after being laid off, a La Crosse man still hasn't received unemployment benefits

The Wisconsin DWD is processing nearly 700,000 unemployment benefit claims since March 15

New Marquette Law School poll finds Biden-Trump race tightening

Biden now leads 47 percent over Trump's 43 percent; Biden was holding a 49-44 percent edge in August

Winona State University announces self-imposed quarantine for the next two weeks

Classes to either be moved entirely online or in-person with extra safety precautions

CDC issues eviction moratorium through end of the year in response to pandemic

Renters struggling with their rent must sign declaration form to their landlord

Local healthcare systems making plans how to deliver potential COVID-19 vaccine

News comes as the CDC tells all states to begin preparations to deliver vaccine by early November

Coronavirus outbreak linked to Winona State University

97 students have tested positive, 73 of them since last week

Winona County sees another one-day surge in coronavirus cases with 35

Total number of cases in the county now at 427

Minnesota earns approval for Lost Wages Assistance program

Twenty-four new coronavirus cases confirmed in Winona County

Total number of cases in the county is 390; 17 in total have died

Protesters hold "Enough is Enough" rally at La Crosse City Hall

Organizer calls for the city to take action for changes in policy

Harry J. Olson Senior Center raising money to try and stay open

The senior center held a Chicken Q fundraiser Thursday

Gundersen medical expert calls naloxone kit distribution "timely"

La Crosse County has 21 opioid overdose deaths this year already, Chris Eberlein of Gundersen Health System says

La Crosse hotels down $13 million in revenue this year

Hotel occupancy down 37 percent, and charges for overnight stays dropped 15 percent, according to Explore La Crosse's A.J. Frels

Witnesses talk about Saturday night shooting on La Crosse's north side

JUST IN: La Crosse police investigating shooting on city's north side

Shooting occurred at 10:58 Saturday night at 600 block of Avon St.; no injuries are being reported

Bus safety protocols for Arcadia & La Crescent-Hokah schools

Arcadia buses could be full capacity; La Crescent-Hokah buses will be half-full

Local builders facing shortage of lumber supply

Builders turning to concrete and steel as other options to build homes

De Soto Area Schools getting Plexiglass dividers installed in classrooms

Local teachers adapting to curriculum changes ahead of upcoming school year

Charmant Restaurant begins offering outdoor dining

The restaurant was approved by the Board of Public Works to expand to outside seating last week as part of Outdoor Cafe Program

La Crosse County Health Department unveils new process to comprehend COVID-19 spread

Local mental health experts say the pandemic could lead to more teen suicides

Deep cleaning Copeland Park in the world of COVID-19

La Crescent assisted living facility allowing family members and friends to see their loved ones in-person

Up to three caregivers can visit at one time, and must wear masks

Monroe Co. judge: "The bottom line is that there are consequences" for Headrick couple

Travis and Amy Headrick, a Melvina couple, are being sent to prison for child neglect and false imprisonment charges

City leaders react how businesses will be impacted following Coulee COVID-19 Compass' removal

Ways for parents to talk to their kids about the upcoming school year