Tyler Lane

Tyler entered the world of broadcasting in 2014 as a pop radio personality in Norfolk, Virginia. He began his career in journalism in 2017 as an assignment editor for Washington D.C.’s DCW50 News at 10p, which was managed from the CBS 6 newsroom. Tyler started producing newscasts for WTVR in 2018, executing the 5 p.m. news daily before becoming a reporter in 2021.

Tyler has earned two regional Emmy Awards for producing coverage of the removal of Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue and former Governor Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal.

He has a passion for covering the hard stories and bringing accountability to powerful leaders and institutions. Tyler won’t back down from asking tough questions, digging through stacks of documents, investigating wrongdoing, and seeking truth. You can count on Tyler to follow stories until every answer is uncovered as he did with his investigative series into what led to the fire that destroyed Richmond’s Fox Elementary School and the lack of evidence into an alleged July 4th mass shooting plot that Richmond Police claimed to have thwarted.

Tyler is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia and a 2018 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Outside of work, he loves to sing, play instruments, and make music. In his spare time, he creates mashups, sing-offs, and covers for his YouTube page.

Tyler is excited to tell the stories of people all across Central Virginia. Have a story? Email tyler.layne@wtvr.com.

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