Carolyn Tyler Biography
Carolyn Tyler is an American retired News anchor who worked for ABC7 News for 32 years before her retirement in October 2018. She had also worked for TV stations in two other cities, rising up the ranks quickly to live a dream she never imagined as a child growing up in Wyoming.
Since joining the station in May 1986, Tyler has not only served as a stalwart reporter for KGO-TV, she has served in a number of anchor roles, including serving as the station’s weekend evening co-anchor from 1989 to 1995. Her most recent anchor assignment has been for the station’s 5, 6 and 9 a.m. newscasts on Sundays.
Her first TV job was at KSTP in Minneapolis-St. Paul, where she was a producer of one of the first locally-produced talk/entertainment programs, Twin Cities Today.
She is a longtime member of the Bay Area Black Journalists Association and was the founding co-chairperson of Friends of Faith, a non-profit organization that raised funds and awareness for low-income breast cancer survivors in the Bay Area. The organization was named for Faith Fancher, a friend of Tyler’s who was a longtime reporter at KTVU in Oakland. Fancher died in 2003 after battling breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Tyler said she has been looking forward to retirement. Undoubtedly, as the unofficial No. 1 fan of the Bay Area’s NBA-champion Golden State Warriors, her friends will most likely see her cheering on her favorite team from court-side even more.
With Tyler’s retirement, it is certainly the end of an era for KGO-TV and for the Bay Area television community.
Carolyn Tyler Age
We have no details regarding her birth date and place of birth.
Carolyn Tyler Family
We have no records of her parents. Her siblings are Ronald Tyler (brother) and her sister, Takai Tyler. She has eight brothers and two sisters. Tyler grew up in Wyoming. She currently lives in San Francisco.
Carolyn Tyler Husband
She is not a married woman.
Carolyn Tyler Children
Tyler has no children. She lives with her nephew, Solomon who is about 15 years old as of 2019.
Carolyn Tyler Education
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting from the University of Wyoming. She also received specialized journalism training at Vanderbilt University and at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication in collaboration with the Poynter Institute.
Carolyn Tyler Net Worth
Tyler’s net worth for 2019 has not been revealed.
Carolyn Tyler Retired
Tyler has been a reporter and anchor at ABC7 News for the past 32 years, with a career marked by compassion and integrity. She joined the station in May 1986 until her last day in October 2018.
Carolyn Tyler San Francisco
She has lived in San Francisco for the last 32 years as of 2019.
Carolyn Tyler Interview
ABC7’s Carolyn Tyler Shares Her Weekend Routine
I wake up at 8 a.m. I deserve to sleep in because I’ve had an exhausting week chasing Mayor Ed Lee and other San Francisco movers and shakers. City Hall is my beat for ABC/7. My guy, Gary, has left a pot of coffee brewing on his way out the door. I spend the next hour or so drinking java and perusing the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times. Not online! I’m old school. I like the feel of the paper. I also check my social media accounts, especially Facebook.
At 10 a.m. I head to the gym. I belong to the Jewish Community Center and like to do cardio and then some exercises in the warm water pool.
For lunch I’m usually at Cafe Des Amis on Union Street—I love the chicken paillard salad—or Charles Phan’s restaurant, Out the Door.
Afterward, I like to go shopping. I’ve lived within walking distance of Fillmore Street for years and have seen the street transform many times. Now it’s a destination especially for women’s fashions and accessories. I’m an Alexis Bittar junkie and can’t have too many bangles and baubles. I also venture to Union Square for essentials. My favorite recent purchase is a pair of Chanel ballet flats from Neiman’s.
Around 4 p.m, I hang out with the love of my life, my 10-year-old nephew, Solomon. I don’t have children so all that “baby love” is lavished on him.
Usually at 7 p.m. I have dinner with Gary. If we aren’t going to an event, we like to eat in the neighborhood. We like a Cheers’ spot where everyone knows your name. We like Florio where we split the steak and pomme frites. We also enjoy 1300 on Fillmore where Chef David Lawrence and his wife Monetta White are friends. I’m honored to have my picture on the wall at John’s Grill and owner John Konstin is a big supporter of my non-profit Friends of Faith, so that restaurant holds a special place in my heart.
At 11 p.m. it’s lights out on an ordinary night. I looove to sleep!
I have an 8:30 a.m. standing hairdresser appointment at Bjeanee Therapeutics
At 1p.m., I grab a bite with girlfriends or go to a movie with Gary. We love the Kabuki! It’s in our ‘hood and the most luxurious place to catch a flick.
I have an early dinner around 5 p.m. Gary is a great cook, but if he wants a break, we go to Via Veneto. It’s a cozy Fillmore Street restaurant where many of the customers know each other and owner Massimo entertains.
By 8 p.m., it’s bedtime. It seems that 2:30 a.m. comes very early. That’s when I have to rise and shine to begin my work week.
See you on the telly Sunday morning at 5 o’clock!