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Tyler Barker

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Tyler is currently the News Director and Digital Content Director for WOAY-TV.  He was promoted to this job in mid-November of 2018.

Tyler was promoted to Chief Meteorologist and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV back in September of 2016, after only being here for nine months.

Tyler has been fascinated with the weather since he was eight years old.  He always knew he wanted to be a broadcast meteorologist when he grew up. He would sit and watch local meteorologist every time they were on and loved the Weather Channel.  He used to practice in front of the TV and make his younger brother watch him tell the weather.  He was a weather watcher and would call in daily to give the high/low temperatures of the day, precipitation totals, or any severe weather that occurred.  He love all kinds of weather; including tornadoes, severe weather, snowstorms, and hurricanes. But, don’t let that fool you, he is a big news fan and loves competition.

Tyler grew up in the foothills of North Carolina, in a one-stoplight town, Boonville, NC.  He went to college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology in December of 2015.  He completed two internships, one with Grant Gilmore in Greensboro, NC at WFMY News 2, and the second internship with WCNC NBC Charlotte with Brad Panovich.  He moved to West Virginia to take his first job at WOAY-TV the day after graduating.  Tyler became the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter.  Tyler’s first day on air was Christmas Day night, one which he will never forget. In September of 2016, he was promoted to Chief Meteorologist where he did weather weekdays at 5, 6, and 11 pm on WOAY-TV.

When he am not working, Tyler enjoys spending time with my miniature schnauzers Jack and Gia! He loves to cook, watch TV shows, hang out with friends and family, and make people laugh.

Have any news tips or weather questions? Email him at tbarker@woay.com

You can also follow Tyler on Twitter or Facebook.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. He was promoted to this job in Mid-November. He still will fill in on weather from time to time. You can Follow Tyler on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email him at tbarker@woay.com


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