Tyler F. Thompson

Content Manager

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Tyler Thompson comes to KBSI Fox 23 from Springfield, Mo. After spending the past 11 years in sports and news departments at multiple newspapers as sports editor, columnist, beat writer for the Springfield Cardinals Double-A affiliate, and as the Kentucky local and state education beat reporter for the Daily Times, Tyler is broadening his career in broadcast journalism. For three years, Tyler served as a sports writer for OzarksSportsZone.com, a division of KYTV, as a writer and social media videographer. Previously, Tyler was the Director of Athletic Communications at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. But media kept calling him back to where his journey commenced– the newsroom.

As a winner of 11 Missouri Press Association awards from 2015-2018 — including three Best Sports Columnist awards — Tyler’s experience and versatility is an asset in which the KBSI Fox 23 news team can benefit. In his free time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife, Vicki, and smoking meats (most notably ribs, brisket, wings, and pork butts) for family, friends and, now, his Fox colleagues. When not operating his smoker, Tyler can be found in downtown St. Louis or in Protem, Mo., at Bull Shoals Lake, where he and his father-in-law can be seen playing guitars around the fire pit as they entertain family and friends.