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Tyler’s journey at WEAU began in August 2016 when he assumed the role of co-anchor for “Hello Wisconsin.” Every Monday through Friday, from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m., you can find him seated alongside Amie Winters, bringing the morning news to their viewers. In addition to co-anchoring, Tyler wears the hat of a dedicated journalist, covering stories across western Wisconsin.
Tyler’s affinity for early mornings traces back to his upbringing on a tobacco farm in Keyeser, Wisconsin. He was always the first in his family to rise, instilled with a determination to make the most of each day. After graduating from Columbus High School, Tyler embarked on a football scholarship journey at Southwest Minnesota State University, a DII school in the NSIC conference.
Following his college days, Tyler’s journalism career took root at KRTV in Great Falls, Montana, where he worked as a morning anchor and journalist. A year later, he returned to the Midwest, landing a position at KIMT in Mason City, Iowa. Over his five-year tenure in Iowa, Tyler donned various hats, serving as both morning and noon news anchor and a weekday reporter.
Notably, in 2013, Tyler clinched an Emmy award for his anchoring and production of a noon newscast, a feat achieved during the evacuation of Northwood, Iowa, following a fire at a chemical plant. In 2019, he played a pivotal role in WEAU’s historic Emmy win, with “Hello Wisconsin” securing the title of Best Morning Newscast for their comprehensive coverage of the Jake Patterson and Colten Treu court cases. His contributions have also been lauded by the Iowa Broadcasters Association and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.
When he’s off the clock, you’ll find Tyler at home, spending quality time with his wife and two boys. The Mickelson family thrives on outdoor adventures and shares a deep passion for sports. As ardent fans of the Packers, Brewers, Wild, Bucks, and Badgers, they revel in game days. Tyler extends his love for sports into his role as the Head Football coach at Fall Creek High School, where he also coaches two Little League baseball teams.