Getting To Know Tyles

Find out more about news girl Tyles and what makes her tick.


Anna Tyler…normally known as Tyles or Scooby.

Where are you from?

The Midlands…ok, Warwickshire…alright, Nuneaton.

What do you love about living in the East Midlands?

It’s in the middle of the country, so it’s close to everything.

What's your favourite pub in The East Mids? 

The Black Horse in Market Bosworth.

Best thing to do at the weekend? 


I’m guessing you want more than that…

Gym. Is that boring? Don’t care, I like going…well, I like eating, so I have to work out. It’s all about Virgin Active in Notts.

I get bored easily so like to wander around the odd park, in a non-weird way…they’ve got deers at Bradgate Park and Wollaton Park, too cool! You can come if you bring a Frisbee.

Cosmo anyone? Yeah, there are a lot of cool bars round here, you knew that right? A sunny afternoon on Braunstone Gate or in West Bridgford with a beer is 100% brilliant.

Go to the cinema…take you pick…Cineworld, Showcase…or if you want old skool cool kitsch curtains I hang at the Broadway Cinema in Notts sometimes.

I’m really into ice hockey at the moment, so love going to check out the Panthers...not literally…*cough*… still a massive Leicester Tigers fan, used to go to Welford Road with my dad. Like a bit of Twenty20 too, when it’s hot…obviously.

If it’s raining, I’ll stay in…my hair can’t take the moisture.

What's the most embarrassing thing you've done on air?

Probably not being able to read, which isn’t great if that’s your actual job, newsreading.

Where would you most like to go on holiday?

New York, been twice, Central Park is one of my favourite places on Earth. How you fixed for the summer? Let's go!

The reason you come to work in a morning? 

Erm, I love the people I work with…?*


*I retract this statement as/when they do my head in.

Who would your ideal guest be? (Can be living or dead): 

Justin Timberlake, although he's a T-F-triple-T, Too Fit To Talk To. If I wasn't sick, I'd say:

‘Hey Timbers, stop messing around in movies and make some more music. There’s only so many times I can listen to Justified and Love/Sex Future/Sounds on loop.’

Or my granddad, standard. He once cut his hedge into the shape of a motorbike…you can’t argue with that.

Which celebrity do you reckon you look or act like?

Will Ferrel, just looks mainly, although my sense of humour is very basic, some would say immature #disagree

What rules do you live your life by? 

Here’s a Michael J Fox quote if you will… “Family is not an important thing, it's everything.”

If you died and came back as an animal what would it be?  

A penguin that lives in the giant bath at Leicester Tigers. Do they have a bath? If they don’t, they should.

What's been your biggest mistake?  

What in life? Blimey. Crying over boys. Don’t do it.

Your opinions on your colleagues? 

They’re like brothers; give me banter most of the time, look out for me the rest.

What’s your guilty pleasure? 

I really like cleaning my ears. I’m not sure it’s recommended.

Most embarrassing track on my iPod? 

Most embarrassing? All my tunes are there for a reason.

The one YOU’D think is probably most embarrassing is 5ive, ‘If You’re Getting’ Down’.

I’m gonna listen to it right now, thanks for reminding me <insert 5ive dance routine>.

What song lyric best describes you? 

At the moment Conor Maynard..'Houston, I think we have a problem'. Always getting myself into scrapes.

Favourite gig you’ve ever been to?  

Basement Jaxx vs. Metropole Orkest at the Barbican in London, unreal…Foo Fighters in Madrid a close second…U2 and Muse in New Jersey third.

What’s the best thing about having your own show on Capital? 

I wouldn’t know. Ask Dino and Pete.

What’s your favourite place in the East Midlands? 

Anywhere my mates are…*

*That giant bath at Leicester Tigers?

From my wardrobe you can have… 

My Robin outfit (Batman and Robin)…on the condition I can have it back.

Why didn’t you ask me about... 

…the time Tinie Tempah signed my coaster…I’ll tell you about it sometime, meet me at that coffee shop on the corner in 5.