Joining Hearst Television

Joining Hearst Television

with 16 Comments

I am writing to let you know I’ve made an important, exciting decision as it relates to my career.

January 16, I will begin at Hearst’s WPTZ/WNNE in the Burlington, Vermont and Plattsburgh, New York television market.

At NBC5, I will be a full-time on-air meteorologist, where I will also be tasked with designing new graphics while maintaining a consistent presence on social media.

Hearst’s solid reputation as a television company is one that is important to me. Additionally, Chief Meteorologist Tom Messner has been at the station since 1990 and he is a great mentor to many in the business.

I am thankful to NBC Connecticut for the opportunity to work in my home state over the past couple years. Family, friends and former teachers got to see me on television in Connecticut, a dream that one can only hope will come true some day.

I enjoyed being able to go beyond the traditional role of a broadcast meteorologist while at WVIT, something that I hope will continue for the rest of my career. When we launched a new graphics package, I earned the distinction of “Employee of the Quarter” and an NBCUniversal GEM award.

As many of you know, I got my start in broadcasting at WGGB in western Massachusetts. Now, after having worked in Connecticut for nearly two years, I will cover northern New England and northern New York. It’s going to be pretty cool to be able to say I’ve covered all of western New England and worked for NBC, ABC, FOX and CBS.

Finally, I am grateful to have worked alongside the great meteorologists at NBC Connecticut. Chief Meteorologist Brad Field brought me on as an intern a few years ago before I eventually became an employee. All the best to Brad Field, Bob Maxon, Ryan Hanrahan, Darren Sweeney and Kaitlyn McGrath.



16 Responses

  1. Patricia Martin
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    Good luck with your new job I am happy for you

  2. Paul Vasconcellos
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    Congratulations on your new adventure. We will miss your professionalism and genuine presentation. Blessings to you.

  3. Gerald O'Connell
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    Congratulations yiure moving on up and that is a great area, not far from Montreal!
    Gerald O’Connell

  4. Mickey Eddy
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    Congratulations Tyler !!!! You will be surely missed, best wishes !!!!!

  5. Matt Reed
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    Congratulations, Tyler. There’s nothing like forecasting and observing New England weather. Here’s wishing you continued success.

  6. Val Cosker
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    Wishing you all the best Tyler..we will all miss your smiling face but know you will do well wherever you go.

  7. Terry Suppers
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    Good luck Tyler. And go PSU tomorrow in the Rose Bowl

  8. Kevin toomey
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    Nice work son…always believed in you..

  9. Jeannette cudo
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    Hi Tyler, It was a pleasure watching you on TV. Sad to see you go, but hoping for your return soon. It was great to see someone that I know on tv. Good luck with your new position and hoping to see you on air when I visit my daughter in NY.

  10. Maureen Lucas
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    Congratuations! You will be missed! Blessings for a wonderful future!

  11. Martha
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    I wish you all the best. CT will miss you.

  12. Gunther and Debbie Wernecke
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    We are so excited right have move into our viewing area! Much love, Gunther and Debbie

  13. Maryellen Holden
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    Congratulations Tyler! A big step in your career that you deserve. Best of luck, Maryellen

  14. C,Scott bazelton
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    Congratulations Mr Tyler, I wish you all the luck in the world on your career advancement,I hope we still be privileged to experience your. Live casts here on Facebook.
    C.scott Hazelton

  15. Paul Palumbo Jr
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    Wow congratulations!
    My friend just moved from there (Plattsburgh, NY) you’ll get PLENTY of the snow you love up there!

  16. Steven Bueno
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    Congrats Tyler,I was born in Plattsburgh, Burlington is a Great city.Much Success and Happiness.

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