Tyler Daniel

     

     

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    Tyler was born and raised in Harford County, growing up in Abingdon and Bel Air with his Mom, Dad, and two sisters.  Early in his life it became clear that music played a gigantic part.  As a toddler, Tyler used to stand by the radio and sing Taco’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” and imitate Johnny Gilbert, aka the announcer for Jeopardy.  Tyler also watched “The Sound of Music” so much that he wore out the tape in the VHS. Don’t worry – he now owns it on DVD.

     

    As a kid, when Tyler wasn’t dancing around the living room or singing in the basement, he was playing little league baseball for Emmorton Rec Council, with his Dad as the coach. The summer before he turned 11, Tyler began his endeavor into live performing by falling in love with acting and singing in community theater.  3 years later he was accepted to the Baltimore School for the Arts.  4 years after that he made the trek off to college at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he majored in musical theater.

     

    After graduation in 2004, Tyler went home to Harford County to figure out what he wanted to do with his life. One singing competition sponsored by WXCY later (and a lot of begging) and he had a job working at WXCY!  His very first task for WXCY was to deliver Rita’s Italian Ice to offices for a contest taking place. Working behind the scenes for several years in the beginning, he continued to express a desire to be on the air and entertain. After 3 years – the door opened and he started doing weekend night time shows.  From there it was on to weekdays, and now The WXCY Morning Show with Paula and Tyler!  Away from WXCY work, he is the front man for a local country band, ‘Walk ins Welcome’. Tyler is quick to mention that “It is a real treat to meet listeners when they come out to see the show and say ‘Hey!'”

     

    The most important people in Tyler’s life are at home. He is very happily married to his beautiful wife, Sandi. They have been together for more than ten years and married since 2012.  Tyler has a stepdaughter Mykenzie and two boys, Colton (4) and (new to the world) Brady!  Tyler and his wife will be welcoming a baby boy to their family in October of this year!  They all share the house with a 30 pound Beagle named Snickers!  Tyler says “I am grateful for everything and everyone in my life and hope that I will be here to enjoy it for many years to come!”

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