Tyisha is that rare find! She’s beautiful to say the least (an island mixture of African American and Portuguese), has great pipes, is full of energy and has a likeability that’s through the roof. When she came to us through another client, we instantly saw her star power! But it was that first initial call that brought on a whole other layer of interest for us. We instantly connected in the first conversation and walked away from that call thinking; “What must she be like speaking to the viewers and her sources?” When I say she lights up the camera, it’s no exaggeration. She has a sincere ability to connect and find out not only how to tell the story, but what’s most important to her viewers. Simply put…she draws you in and grabs you!
She started at FOX25 News in November 2010 as a general assignment reporter, having come from the FOX affiliate in Ft. Myers, Fla. where she was the weekend anchor/reporter. As a reporter in South Florida, Tyisha exposed the highly inefficient and costly school transportation system in Lee County. The story led to a state audit and overhaul of the bus system saving taxpayers nearly two-hundred thousand dollars and shortening the bus ride for school children. Tyisha received an Edward R. Murrow Award for continuing coverage and positive changes resulting from three months of in-depth news coverage on the bus story.
Tyisha is a 2002 graduate of Howard University. She landed her first television job at KWES –TV in Midland, Texas. She did her own shooting, editing and reporting before becoming the weekend anchor at NewsWest 9 in 2005.
Tyisha grew up in Brockton, MA and attended schools there. Her childhood curiosity and tendency to always ask her parents “why” made reporting a natural career choice. She credits her mother with pushing her to do what was in her heart and answer the questions and to tell the stories that were important to her and the people in her community.