Birthday: September 14
Hi, I'm Tyler, and I'm an editor for Patch.com in the Baltimore area. I previously edited Patch sites in Essex-Middle River, Hunt Valley and Towson. Now you'll see my work on sites in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Harford and Cecil counties.
I'm a Baltimore native and Towson High graduate. I've been with Patch since 2010, the same year I graduated Towson University with a degree in mass communication. While there, as associate arts editor at The Towerlight, I reported on interesting people and events on and off campus. I also reported on hard news, including community relations, budget issues and local politics.
My stories included a feature on Dirty Jobs star (and TU grad) Mike Rowe, a series on Baltimore's beleaguered Senator Theatre and a look into the controversial firing of a well-liked adjunct professor. I won two regional Mark of Excellence honors from the Society of Professional Journalists in general column writing and news reporting for The Towerlight.
In addition to The Towerlight, I have interned with The Towson Times and WBAL Radio. I live in Towson.
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I believe in common sense. Reporting exposes me to a variety of views. Really, at the end of the day, whether one is a Democrat or a Republican or whatever, we all want the potholes fixed.
My father once said he was "Jewish on [his] parents' side." When I was little, we celebrated both Christmas and Hanukkah. Today, I don't consider myself religious, but a diverse upbringing made me tolerant and understanding of many religions.