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Tyler Hayden

News Editor

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News editor Tyler Hayden started at The Santa Barbara Independent as an intern in the spring of 2009 while studying English and editing at UCSB. He was hired as an associate editor that fall and became the newsroom's head honcho soon after. Since then, he's spent his days editing and writing a relentless stream of articles. He also wrangles the paper's interns, helps manage Independent.com, and guest lectures for journalism and PR classes.

Tyler regularly contributes to a number of Santa Barbara and national news organizations, and he and The Indy's other writers have received multiple awards from Editor & Publisher, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, most recently for their coverage of the 2014 Isla Vista murders.

Tyler is a native of Marin County, California. When he's not in the office, he's taking pictures, playing the ukulele, or raising reptiles.

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