Tyler Van Dyke comes to KRCR News Channel 7 from Huntington Beach and although it is Surf City USA he, unfortunately, does not know how to surf. He graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mass Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism in May 2022.
The first time he got intrigued with journalism was during his time at Santa Ana Community College when he took his first journalism class and discovered he enjoyed what he was learning and felt a passion for it. He further developed that passion and his story writing skills at Fresno State through his MCJ writing and reporting classes.
One class, in particular, helped prepare Tyler for the broadcast journalism world. The Fresno State Focus student newscast helped him gain better on-camera anchor and reporting skills, as well as get a taste of what it is like to be the producer of a newscast. He also wrote for the student-run newspaper the Fresno State Collegian as a sports reporter and was an on-field photographer for sporting events as well.
Tyler also interned for KFIG 1430 ESPN Radio in Fresno and was a social media content creator for high school and basketball games the radio station aired. He also learned how to run the board for San Francisco Giants games and high school baseball games as well.
He is a huge sports fan and has a passion and love for both watching and playing sports. He played community college basketball before calling it quits to pursue his academic career at Fresno State. He loves watching both college and professional sports, but there is nothing like watching college football.
In his spare time he enjoys going out and exploring his new home of Redding, playing basketball, working out, hiking, finding new food spots, watching movies, playing video games, and spending time with his girlfriend Alyssa.
Tyler hopes to sharpen his skills even more while serving the great people of the North State and will continue to keep telling the community’s stories and letting their voices be heard.