Tyler Thomas is the Executive Editor of the Cherokee Phoenix. He currently lives in the Welling community in Cherokee County, but calls Stilwell, Oklahoma his hometown. After graduating Stilwell High School, Tyler attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism from the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2012. He also graduated from the American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South Dakota in 2011.
Tyler is a member of the Native American Journalists Association as well as the Society for News Design. He was also a member of Leadership Tahlequah Class XIX.
He is married to Madison Thomas. The couple has two daughters, Evan and Chandler.