Tyler Utzka comes to the Miami Valley from southern Minnesota where he was born and raised.
Tyler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Multimedia Journalism from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Shortly after graduation Tyler was hired as a multimedia journalist by KEYC News 12 in Mankato, Minnesota.
There, he gained valuable experience writing, editing video, producing newscasts as well as anchoring newscasts. Tyler held the weekend anchor position at KEYC News 12 before moving to the Dayton area.
Tyler enjoys cooking, movies, new restaurants and experiencing everything the Miami Valley has to offer.
If you have a story that you’d like him to report on, feel free to contact him.
- Birthday: April 20th
- Hometown: Walters, MN
- Top Five Interests: Cooking, photography, music, comedy and a good coffee house.
- Favorite music: Anything but scream-o and twangy country music.
- Favorite movie: Almost Famous and Forrest Gump
- Favorite TV show: Who can resist 90s shows like Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Home Improvement?
- Favorite book: Anything by James Patterson or John Grisham
- Hero: Those who suffer from debilitating diseases or medical conditions but refuse to let a diagnosis change the life they want to live.
- One Person You Would Like to Have Dinner With: Thomas Edison. I’m amazed by how one man could come up with so many inventions that have and continue to impact the world daily. The man was brilliant.