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

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

La Crosse County Health Department holds vaccination site for educators at Onalaska High School

The site ran from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday; county health leaders say there were 225 COVID-19 vaccine doses available

Spring Grove School District finding ways to stay in session during COVID

La Crosse city council will have many new faces after April election

Five of the members in Districts 7 through 13 are not seeking re-election; whomever wins has more power than you might think

La Crosse County childcare workers will have to wait a little longer for COVID-19 vaccinations

Teachers and childcare workers are eligible to get the vaccine; county prioritizing educators in phase 1B first

Update: Holmen Police Department finds missing girl

Basketball fans and downtown La Crosse businesses feeling excitement of WIAA State Basketball Tournament

Blair-Taylor schools staying the course through COVID

The district has not had to close any of its schools throughout the entire school year

When could your child get the COVID vaccine? Mayo Clinic experts have the answers

Dr. Robert Jacobson from Mayo Clinic Health System in Rochester it could happen "by early fall"

Jackson Street and State Road among list of roads in La Crosse to be fixed in 2021

Four La Crosse County highways are also being repaired this year

Top La Crosse County official posts controversial comment on Facebook, does not break any county policy

County administrator Steve O'Malley commented after Rush Limbaugh's death that hell "would be the most deserving place for the likes of him" on the La Crosse Tribune's Facebook page

La Crosse Center allowing limited amount of fans for upcoming events

The local venue is hosting 1,000 fans for the WIAA Girls and Boys State Basketball Tournaments starting next weekend

And then there were two: La Crosse mayoral candidates discuss key issues to make city better

Wastewater treatment plant in Sparta having system problems, giving off bad smell to nearby neighborhood

One resident describes the smell "like a Porta Potty to be honest"

More than 100-year-old La Crosse building to be torn down

Multiple car accidents damaging the historic building on 3rd Street prompts the city to place a raze order

Econo Lodge in La Crosse becoming temporary COVID shelter for homeless population

A section of the hotel will be designated for homeless people who contract or are exposed to the virus

February 2021 Top Notch Teacher: Cathy Burge

UPDATE: La Crosse Fire Department blames fire behind bars on homeless trying to stay warm

Fire crews say downtown fire damaged buildings that house both Casino and Brothers bars

Gundersen Health System doctor answers viewers' questions about COVID-19 vaccine

Believe it or not: Feb. 6, 2021 marks a decade since the Packers won the Super Bowl

Green Bay won its fourth Lombardi Trophy and 13th overall championship on Feb. 6, 2011 against the Steelers

Select number of La Crosse County employees receive first COVID-19 vaccine doses

One hundred doses were given to county workers age 65 and older, social workers, police and fire staff, and other employees

La Crosse homeless shelters preparing for cold weather snap during pandemic

Fundraiser brings in more than $5,000 for La Crosse residents impacted by downtown fire

La Crosse community shatters fundraiser money goal of $5,000

UPDATE: House fire in Westby

La Crosse and Eau Claire counties each record one new COVID-19 death, according to Wisconsin DHS

There a total of 98 COVID-19 deaths in Eau Claire County, and 72 in La Crosse County