Weather Anchor / Morning Co-Host
Tyler Ryan is an award winning television and radio personality, writer, and speaker. Tyler began his career in the decade of hair rock at a small radio station in Keene, NH. After college, he found a niche as a country radio morning personality, and event host. That high visibility position lead to him dabble in television as a spokesman and veejay at a local station.
Fast forward a decade..or so…and Tyler found himself on the air at Cat Country in Charleston. He also began honing his emcee and public speaking skills, along with continuing to work in television.
In 2005, Tyler was tapped to join a new country radio station in Columbia, as the morning show host, community liaison, and making frequent trips to Nashville to meet, build promotions, and interview some of the biggest country stars in the business. Tyler also continued working in the community, serving on boards, and acting as emcee for over 100 community events a year.
In 2006, Tyler joined the Fox affiliate, WACH-TV, in Columbia as a weatherman, which led him to anchoring and hosting, as well as serving as the Executive Producer for Good Day Columbia many years. While at Fox, Tyler produced many franchise programs, including an hour long look at basic training at Fort Jackson, and hosted a cooking competition show, as well as the award winning series “Tyler’s Travels” and “Food Friday,” as well as a full length program focusing on the Basic Training program at Fort Jackson.
Tyler also covered breaking news including the AME shooting in Charleston, the Gabbie Swainson disappearance, as well as several investigative pieces surrounding unsolved crimes, and the dangers of the Internet, and Columbia’s long search for a new Chief of Police.
In 2013, Tyler was honored to be named the South Carolina Broadcasters Association Television Personality of the Year, and several community affairs awards. Tyler has also been nominated and won several local and regional awards for his media work in both television and radio over the years.
After a stint as a cruise director – yes, like Julie McCoy – Tyler joined the team at ABC Columbia in September, 2016, as the weatherman and host for Good Morning Columbia and ABC Columbia News at Noon, as well as working on consumer affairs, cold cases, and other investigative content.
Tyler is often called upon as an emcee and public speaker, in the Midlands and beyond, having hosted the Famously Hot New Year, Lexington Medical Center’s Women’s Night Out, The First Responders 9-11 Ceremony, Ian Beckles Blue and White Party in Tampa, and has hosted events for The Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition, SC Home Builders Association, various chambers of commerce, the Cancer of Many Colors event, and many other high profile events.
Tyler continues his work in the community, serving as the President of the Eagle Cold Case and Missing Person Institute, The Adam Turner Foundation, and The South Carolina First Responders Memorial, and several other affiliations.
He also is a member of the iHeart media family, sharing his voice as the host of the syndicated radio program Carolina Cares as well as appearing on well over 30 radio stations each week, podcasts, and launched the Unfinished Files series, working with cold case homicides and missing person cases.
Tyler is very proud to be a part of the ABC Columbia family, and the experience that exists within the station. Tyler notes that the ABC Columbia Team is a tight group of very experienced journalists and professionals that are second to none.
When not on the air or on stage, Tyler spends much of his time with his dog, Nixon, on Lake Murray, serving as a boat charter Master Captain on Lake Murray.
Please reach out to Tyler with any story ideas or even a weather question! Plus, you can connect on “the socials.”