Veteran CBS New York anchor Dana Tyler signs off in emotional exit after 34-year career

 March 28, 2024

The New York City local media scene lost an iconic broadcaster this week after she signed off from her job in an emotional ending to her long career.

According to the New York Post, veteran CBS New York anchor Dana Tyler delivered her final broadcast for the New York metro area after serving in the role for a staggering 34 years.

Her last broadcast was understandably emotional as she wished her viewers and fans farewell for the last time.

The 65-year-old news anchor began her career in 1990, holding the roles of general assignment reporter and weekend co-anchor. She and her co-anchor at the time were the first Black anchor team in the city, according to the outlet.

"I'm so honored"

Tyler, visibly choked up during her final broadcast, praised her co-workers and fans for sticking with her for so long.

"I’m so honored to be here, so honored to say thank you to my several thousand co-workers in every department here, who over the past 34 years, and to this very second have collaborated with me, challenged and taught me, given me valuable, constructive criticism and encouragement," Tyler said.

She added, "This is my last newscast, my last 6 o’clock news with you here at Channel 2, it’s my last day at Channel 2, 34 years I’ve been here."

In a pre-recorded message to viewers, Tyler said, "We’ve laughed, we’ve cried together, we’ve tried to do our best for you, and my heart is full of gratitude and respect for my co-workers."

"I say thank you, Channel 2 viewers, you’re loyal, you’re kind, you keep us on our toes," Tyler continued. "I’ve always felt privileged for these 34 years that you’ve invited me, us, into your homes, your firehouses, your bodegas, so many places."

Tributes pour in

Tyler was praised by fans, co-workers, and her employer, CBS, in the wake of her retirement announcement.

"Thirty-four years, thousands of stories and a lifetime of memories. Thank you, @DanaTylerTV ,for setting the standard and being our anchor through it all. Join us as we wish Dana the very best!" CBS New York wrote on X.

"We'll miss you Dana. Thank you for everything you've done for us. I wish you the best in your future endeavors," one fan wrote on X.

Tyler won numerous Emmy awards during her news career, and was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2022.

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