In the the early 1980’s Dana Tyler was a familiar face to central Ohio viewers on WBNS 10-tv. The former Worthington, Ohio resident and Worthington High School graduate quickly ascended up the ladder of television news stardom. She eventually made her way to New York City becoming an Emmy Award winning news anchor at one of New York’s top television news operations, WCBS-TV.
Dana first refused to talk about her relationship with Phil in a 2006 interview for the Observer. She stated that they had met while she was asking him questions about the Tarzan Musical. Later, their dating status came out in the open, and in early August of 2009 they were spotted on vacation in St. Tropez along with Phil’s three children from other marriages( photo below). The couple was also seen together on a golf course in Connecticut. Dana apparently loves to play golf in her free time, as well as sing along to show tunes.
During the interview in which they met, Collins sat at a piano and made jokes to Dana as she laughed. Some think the chemistry between them started here. A few weeks later, she took him on a tour through her office, and the news that they were dating was out. Dana currently resides in Stamford, Connecticut.
Phil Collins will be profiled in Rolling Stone due out digitally and on news stands Friday November 12th. Read excerpts of the article below.
(Rolling Stone)-In the new issue of Rolling Stone, on stands in the digital archives this Friday, Phil Collins says he believes that he may have lived past lives — and that he’s contemplated suicide.
The reclusive singer — who hasn’t released an album of new material in nearly ten years — took writer Erik Hedegaard into his surprisingly modest home in Switzerland and explained that most of his time is now spent working on his gigantic collection of artifacts from the Alamo and raising his two young sons from his last marriage.
Decades of criticism have taken their toll, and Collins says he has little desire to create more music beyond his new disc of Motown covers, Going Back. “I sometimes think I’m going to write this Phil Collins character out of the story,” the singer says. “Phil Collins will just disappear or be murdered in some hotel bedroom, and people will say, ‘What happened to Phil?’ And the answer will be, ‘He got murdered, but, yeah, anyway, let’s carry on.’ That kind of thing.”