Tyler suiters dies, Former KOCO 5 news anchor cause of death explained


Tyler Suiters
Tyler Suiters, news anchor


Former American TV news anchor Tyler Suiters passed away. Let’s see, how did the KoCo 5 news anchor die and Tyler Suiter cause of death in detail.

How did Tyler Suiters die?

Tyler Suiters, a news reporter for KOCO-5 news channel, died this week.

This sad news was announced by his friend, Jesse Hamilton on his Facebook page saying,

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of a former coworker, anchor, and friend Tyler Suiters. I learned so much in working with him while at KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City back in the 2000s.”

He aIso added, “I worked the morning show with him and eventually, we both transitioned to the late news. I’ll never forget the fun times we had together.

I’m posting photos of him here… and a behind-the-scenes video I made back in the late 2000s.  #rip”

Friends, family and coworkers shared their heartfelt condolences on the social media.

Who was Tyler Suiters?

Suiters was a well-known news anchor. He got his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Washington & Lee University, graduating cum laude.

Suiters was a director of CTA’s strategic communications initiatives for thought leadership, product, category marketing, and public policy. 

Tyler Suiter career:

Prior to joining CTA as Senior Director, Communications in 2013, he had vast expertise in broadcast journalism and strategic communications, working as Vice President, International Affairs with Edelman Worldwide. 

Suiters worked as the Main Anchor for KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, where he was a Murrow Award winner and an Emmy nominee.

He served as the Chief Correspondent and Anchor for energyNow!, a nationally televised television programme on the Bloomberg network that covered global energy policy. 

He has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for other network affiliates across the country. 

KOCO-TV, channel 5 is the ABC affiliate in the Oklahoma City television market. The station is owned by Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., although during newscasts it refers to itself as “Ohio/Oklahoma Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. KOCO-TV is available on Cox Oklahoma City’s channel 8 and other Cox systems in Central Oklahoma’s channel 5. 

Tyler Suiters cause of death:

Tyler Suiters cause of death was ALS. After battling with ALS for 2 years, he sadly passed away. ALS is a degenerative nervous system illness that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, resulting in muscle control loss.

He was survived by his wife Kimberly, a former investigative reporter for ABC7/WJLA. They got married in 2000. He is also survived by his daughter.

Tributes to Tyler Suiters:

Terance Fowler posted,

Dear W&L ’91 (from Greg Golden):
I am sad to report that I just learned that our friend and classmate Ty Suiters passed away last night. I do not yet have any details regarding a funeral or memorial service, but assume that it would be in the Arlington area. He was a great guy and will be missed.
Best regards, GJG
Gregory J. Golden

Larkin Fowler posted,

Today I lost my college roommate – Tyler Suiters – words don’t describe how much it hurts. He was one of the good guys – you could not ask for a better friend. I had not seen him for far too many years and I will regret that to my end. Suits was like the brother I never had. Rest easy old friend, you are gone but never forgotten.

Mark Myers tweeted,

For those who knew him, former KOCO-TV news anchor Tyler Suiters passed this week after living nearlyv2-years with ALS. Great guy, he leaves behind a wife and daughter. Too young to be taken by such a horrible disease.

Wallace Ryland tweeted,

Heaven gained a great man – @TylerSuiters
and I both dreamed of being sports journalists from when we were little ( after we retired from the Redskins) Clearly I had the face for radio and print hence my time at SportsDay for The D…https://lnkd.in/gzNpisxs

Kimberly Booth Rimmer commented,

So sorry to hear this! Please keep us posted – such a nice guy!


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