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

City of Osseo applies for funding for safe drinking water

Mayo Clinic experts say cases in latest surge have peaked in Wisconsin and Minnesota

Wisconsin Legislature passes bill that raises fentanyl distribution penalties equal to heroin delivery

Three recognized for promoting unity at Iverson Freking awards in La Crosse

Bishop Jim Arends, FSC's Audrey Lucier and Viterbo's Kay Berra honored

La Crosse furnace technician explains how you can keep the cold out of your home during cold snaps

UPDATE: DOT releases names of three people killed in car vs. semi crash in Jackson County

Organizers, La Crosse Democrats rally to push for fair Wisconsin redistricting maps

Under Wisconsin law, the Republican-controlled Legislature draws the boundary lines for both congressional and state districts

Wisconsin DOT waiving test requirement for potential bus drivers, could provide boost to local districts in need of drivers

Potential bus drivers will no longer have to identify under-the-hood components until at least the end of March

Why wear N95 masks right now? La Crosse health expert explains

La Crosse area schools plan to keep high-risk sports and activities going

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending K-12 schools cancel high-risk sports and activities in areas of high COVID-19 transmission

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin discharges last young patient from Waukesha parade attack

Mobile Meals of La Crosse sees increase in clients

The program has expanded to serving clients in Onalaska and on French Island

Western Technical College spring term enrollment up nearly five percent from 2021

Other La Crosse colleges are either staying flat or declining in enrollment from last spring

Suicide attempts send increasing numbers of teen girls to emergency rooms in La Crosse

La Crosse area schools unable to provide rapid COVID-19 tests for the time being

Leaders say the Wisconsin DHS has not been able to supply vendors with antigen tests due to shortage of testing kits

Gundersen Health System requiring certain masks beginning Wednesday

No mask mandate in La Crosse County at this time, health director says

The Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative addressed the public regarding the community's situation with COVID-19 Friday

Traffic deaths on the rise both in the La Crosse area and statewide

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reported 594 traffic deaths in 2021, which is the highest since 2017

Gundersen Health System ‘significantly limited’ in providing elective surgeries

Facilities are at or near capacity on a daily basis because of the COVID surge, placing burdens on those who need elective procedures

La Crosse Center not requiring masks for the time being

Gundersen Health System adds to baby record set in 2021

Leaders say a total of 1,776 infants were born at Gundersen's hospitals last year

La Crosse County Health Department director looks back on busy and not-so-easy year in 2021

Every Wisconsin county at “very high” or “critically high” COVID-19 community transmission, according to DHS

American Civil Liberties Union calls out La Crosse County Jail over its mail policy

Inmates can communicate with their friends and family through e-messaging, but the jail does not accept paper letters from inmates' loved ones

Hundreds of Wisconsin and Minnesota wrestlers compete at La Crosse Center, despite recent COVID surge

La Crosse mayor reflects on city’s challenges and successes in 2021

Local family paying it forward to other sick children through kindness project

La Crosse Fire Department hands out Christmas gifts to hospitalized children

Gundersen Health System sets new birth record

December one of the most dangerous months for driving, experts say

Coulee Recovery Center director lists strategies to help those in recovery stay sober during holidays

Hospital systems in La Crosse at or near capacity with COVID and non-COVID patients

Gundersen Health System issued a warning that it is getting full

Some La Crosse residents are refusing to get COVID-19 booster shots

Windstorm causes tens of thousands of dollars in damages to Rotary Lights display

Storm damages several displays and decorations, forcing organizers to close La Crosse's holiday tradition for the second night in a row Thursday

Kwik Trip girl: Onalaska woman visits 457 Wisconsin Kwik Trip stores in one year

Cassandra Berger, a Kwik Trip superfan, made her final stop of the year in Holmen on Wednesday

Modernization highlighted as key element of La Crosse Center renovation

Open house Wednesday will unveil new features, including box office and terrace

Mt. La Crosse opens for the first time this season

Alternate side parking officially goes into effect in La Crosse starting at midnight Sunday

What are the protocols for a snow day? La Crosse area school leaders offer insight

La Crosse County Highway Department well-staffed with snow plow drivers ahead of first snowstorm