216 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA
23186
757-247-7870
Tyra Vaughn
Reporter
My Role

I have the best job in the world. I'm a reporter, which means I get paid to have people tell me stuff and then share their stories with others. Currently, I cover York County and Poquoson for the Daily Press.
My Biography

I have always been a journalist.

From the time I could talk, I was reporting the news to anyone who would listen. It didn’t matter what it was, I had a knack for telling stories about what I had for dinner or the weather. I got serious about the field in high school when I participated in the Virginian-Pilot Minority Journalism Workshop. It was there that I was exposed to the daily life of a newspaper reporter and decided that I wanted to make it my career.

I majored in journalism at Norfolk State University. At NSU, I honed my journalism skills even more through my involvement with the campus newspaper and through freelance and internship opportunities. After graduating in May 2006, I interned at the Star-News in Wilmington, N.C. and was hired a few months later as a county government reporter. I covered Pender County, one of North Carolina's fastest growing counties, for two years before taking a job with the Daily Press.

I have been a reporter at the Daily Press since 2008.
My Interests

News junkie, pop culture fanatic, primetime television watcher, sports lover, shopaholic, web designer, traveler, church goer, foodie, thrift store shopper, interior design, and lover of my friends and family.