Tyler Jankoski is chief meteorologist for NBC5 News, leading the talented First Warning weather team in covering a vast area that includes Vermont, northern New York and parts of western New Hampshire. An accomplished meteorologist with nearly a decade of experience, Tyler can be seen weeknights at 5, 5:30, 6, 10 and 11 p.m.
Prior to joining NBC5 and Hearst Television in early 2017, Tyler worked at WVIT, Connecticut’s NBC owned-and-operated station. It was there that he mastered reading advanced weather radar in a fast-paced, competitive market. Before that, Tyler was fortunate to begin his career at WGGB/WSHM, the ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates serving the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts.
A native New Englander, Tyler grew up in Bristol, Connecticut and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University, one of the nation’s top meteorology programs. Tyler is a member of the American Meteorological Society and has been awarded the distinction of Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.
Every summer since 2004, Tyler has volunteered at the Little League Baseball East Region Tournament. He is passionate about his volunteer work and enjoys public address announcing, along with all operational aspects of the one-week event in early August. The tournament has hosted many teams from the Burlington area over the years.
Tyler has received numerous accolades for his work both in meteorology and in the community, including an NBCUniversal GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Award and the Little League Baseball East Region Director’s Award for Volunteer of the Year. Most recently, readers of Seven Days voted Tyler a finalist for “Best Local TV Personality” in Vermont.
Tyler is an avid college football fan, especially when Penn State is playing. He also enjoys skiing, boating, photography and graphic design.