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 La Crosse School District enrollment session takes place February 1

City of Winona unveils 2020 downtown strategic plan

City of La Crosse Police Department hosts community policing conference

Area social services center changes name to include everyone

Women's Resource Center becomes Advocacy Center of Winona

5 people in Wisconsin being tested for deadly Coronavirus

Local health officials inform the community just in case it hits the La Crosse area

La Crosse Area Harley-Davidson hosts 15th annual chili cook-off

Proceeds go to helping military families

Final preparations underway for Westby Ski Jump tournament

97th annual event takes place next weekend

Winona Senior High School students get hands-on experience in the health care field

State of Minnesota changing its presidential nomination primary voting process

Voters must declare which party they will vote for

Overnight 911 call outage affected seven counties in Southeastern Minnesota

Winona, Wabasha, Freeborn, Dodge, Steele, Olmsted and Mower counties could not receive emergency calls

Local family designs and builds their own zamboni

Little Caesars in Winona handing out free pizza to those in need

Restaurant's owner says up to 15 pizzas are thrown away daily

Sparta police chief makes history

Emilee Nottestad takes charge as the department's first-ever female top cop

Two young, local entrepreneurs striving to make their businesses successful

Shane Skaar co-running a fitness apparel brand; Alex Thompson focusing full-time on photography

Packers fans fired up for big playoff game

Green Bay taking on the Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional Round

Mt. La Crosse celebrates 60 years of skiing and snowboarding

Viking fans confident going into playoffs

Recent warmer weather causing riskier ice conditions

Wisconsin DNR gives helpful tips when going out on the ice

Possible Super Bowl commercial being filmed in downtown Winona

January 2020 Top Notch Teacher: Mike Kline

Holmen teacher believes the classroom is all about making memories

High levels of radon lurking in some La Crosse area homes

Local health officials urging people to test their homes for the gas

Repaved roads, La Crosse Center expansion among city's accomplishments in 2019

Mayor Tim Kabat reflects about the city's ups and downs from last year

La Crosse Skyrockers preparing for New Years Eve fireworks

Group is lighting up the skies for the 90th consecutive year

Area bar strikes new partnership with Lyft

New deal with ride-sharing company expands La Crosse County Tavern League's safe ride program

Local retailers staffing more workers than usual for day after Christmas returns

Increase in fires on city's south side making a new fire station a top priority