From a young age, Tyler Paley has had the passion and drive to fulfill his dream of being a professional sports broadcaster.
Born and raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey, Paley began his broadcasting career in eighth grade as a public address announcer for his local Pop Warner organization.
From there, he went on to call multiple high school sporting events while receiving his education at Communications High School (CHS), a nationally-renowned career academy. There, his interest in broadcast journalism took off. Paley won multiple journalism awards at CHS as the managing editor of the school's award-winning independent newspaper, The Inkblot.
Now, Paley is the President and Editor-in-Chief of WCSN and the Lead Play-by-Play Commentator on the Pac-12 Network digital stream. He has called numerous sporting events, including gymnastics, swimming, tennis, water polo, baseball and hockey.
In addition to his play-by-play roles, Paley has a true love for beat reporting. He is the coverage director and editor of four different Arizona State University sports for WCSN: football, hockey, gymnastics and softball. Paley is tasked with running coverage teams consisting of writers, videographers and photographers while also doing individual coverage. Paley has brought multiple new initiatives to his coverage teams, including the implementation of new media platforms such as SnappyTV. He also has been able to bring his reporters to various cities across the United States to cover ASU sporting events on the road through funding requests from other student organizations.
Aside from his on-air work, Paley is also a professional sports statistician with the Pac-12 Network, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. He is responsible for keeping track of and providing game statistics and notes to professional commentators and producers during nationally televised broadcasts.
In the summer of 2017, Paley was selected as the lone sports department intern at KPNX-12 News, the NBC affiliate station in Phoenix, the 12th-largest U.S. market.
In his free time, Paley enjoys traveling in and out of the country and watching sports. He is a firm believer that everyone has a story to tell, and his love for telling those stories is what drew him to journalism. He is also an avid First Amendment enthusiast.
Paley graduated (in just three years) from Arizona State University in the spring of 2017 with two Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Journalism & Mass Communication and Political Science. He plans on earning his Masters of Mass Communication (M.M.C.) degree from the Cronkite School in May of 2018.