Tyler Thrasher

Tyler Thrasher is the Digital Executive Producer for 8News.

Tyler joined WRIC from VCU in 2018 after graduating with a Broadcast Journalism Degree. Although spending most of his college career as a local bartender, Tyler interned at WRIC-TV in 2016.

Tyler is a former all-district soccer and football player for Matoaca High School in Chesterfield.

Also affectionately known as, “Thrash” — he has reported throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Richmond social justice movements, presidential and gubernatorial elections, as well as coverage of efforts to change hazing laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Since joining 8News in 2018, Tyler has worked in nearly every position in the newsroom; From video editor and photojournalist to television reporter and high school sports co-anchor.

Now, he leads the 8News Web Team.

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