In a poignant farewell that resonated with the hearts of loyal viewers, Dana Tyler, the seasoned anchor of WCBS-TV’s evening news bid adieu after an illustrious 34-year tenure. With tears glistening in her eyes, Tyler delivered her final sign-off, marking the end of an era at Channel 2.

“It’s with a heavy heart that I bid you farewell. This isn’t just my last broadcast; it’s a goodbye to 34 remarkable years here at Channel 2,” Tyler expressed alongside her co-anchor Dick Brennan, their camaraderie a testament to the bond forged over decades of delivering news to the New York metro area.

Tyler’s journey with WCBS-TV began in 1990, a trailblazer in her own right, breaking barriers as one half of the first black anchor team in New York alongside Reggie Harris. Her departure marks not only the end of an era but a nod to her pioneering spirit that helped shape the landscape of broadcast journalism.

In a heartfelt pre-recorded message, Tyler extended her gratitude to her colleagues and viewers alike, reminiscing on the shared laughter, tears, and moments of resilience. “I am deeply honored to have stood alongside my colleagues, each one contributing to the fabric of truth we wove for our viewers,” she shared, her voice trembling with emotion.

Throughout her tenure, Tyler remained steadfast in her commitment to the truth, navigating through the highs and lows of New York’s tapestry. “We’ve faced adversity, borne witness to tragedy, but through it all, our mission remained unwavering: to shed light on stories that matter,” she affirmed, her dedication unwavering even in the face of adversity.

Reflecting on her impactful career, Tyler celebrated the victories, from Emmy Awards recognizing her exceptional coverage to the prestigious accolades bestowed upon her. Yet, it was the moments of human triumph that truly defined her narrative—the stories of heroism, resilience, and unwavering spirit that uplifted communities in their darkest hours.

As she bid farewell to her cherished viewers, Tyler acknowledged the responsibility entrusted to her, to deliver news with integrity and compassion. “Thank you, Channel 2 viewers, for welcoming us into your homes, your lives, your stories. It has been a privilege beyond measure,” she expressed, her voice a poignant reminder of the profound connection shared with her audience.

As Tyler’s chapter at WCBS-TV draws to a close, her legacy remains indelible, a testament to the power of journalism to inspire change and unite communities. While her presence may no longer grace the evening news, her spirit will continue to resonate through the stories she shared and the lives she touched, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of broadcast journalism.

As the curtain falls on one era, another beckons, with Maurice DuBois and Kristine Johnson poised to take the helm, guided by the enduring legacy of those who paved the way before them. Tyler’s departure signifies not an end, but a new beginning, as WCBS-TV continues its unwavering commitment to delivering news that informs, inspires, and empowers.