Kylie Dwyar

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Kylie Dwyar
File:Kylie Dwyar 2015.jpg
Born Kylie Marie Dwayar
January 30, 1970 (1970-01-30) (age 52)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence Denver, Colorado
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • author
  • entrepreneur
Years active 1992–present
Relatives Ann Dwyar (sister)

Kylie Marie Dwyar (born January 30, 1970) is an American news presenter and actress.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Dwyar has for many years worked and lived in Denver.

Life and career[edit]

1970–88: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Kylie was born to Charles Ronald Dwyar and Carol Dunbar on January 30, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin .[1] Her father has Irish ancestry, while her mother came from Australia. Kylie's younger brother, Bradley is a news cameraman at WMW-FTV, while her older sister Ann Dwyar is also a television host [1] and her transgendered sister, Delta, is a news anchor at WCIL in Chicago. The Dwyar family frequently moved around various suburbs in Milwaukee to sustain their living expenses, which Kylie found unsettling as a child. After the birth of Bradley, the family moved to Waukesha. Because money was tight, Charles worked as an accountant at a family-owned car company and Carol worked at a local hospital.

After moving to Waukesha Wisconsin, Dwyar attended Waukesha South High School.[2] During her schooling years, Dwyar found it difficult to make friends.[3] She graduated high school with a diploma and certificate for Arts and Graphics and English.[4] Dwyar described herself as being of "average intelligence" and "quite modest" during her high school years.[4]

Both Kylie and Ann began their careers as children on Milwaukee television.[1] From the age of 11, Kylie appeared in small roles in children's shows. Dwyar took time off school to film MKE 38 Kids Club on WMKE and while Carol was not impressed, Dwyar felt that she needed the independence to make it into the entertainment industry.[5] During filming, co-star Nadine Watson labelled Dwyar "fragile" after producers yelled at her for forgetting her lines; she would often cry on set.[5] Dwyar was dropped from the second season of the show after producer Jack Lewis felt the need for her character to be "written off".[6] In retrospect, Lewis stated that removing her from the showing "turned out to be the best thing for her".[7]

1985–1990: University of Wisconsin and WMYX[edit]

Interested in following a career in television news, Dwyar made a demo news anchor clip for the producers of then-Milwaukee independent station WMYX (now a Fox affiliate),[8] which featured Ann as a regular performer. Kylie gave her first television newscast on WMYX in 1985 as an intern. Ann's success in Milwaukee overshadowed Kylie's acting achievements,[1] until Kylie was promoted to general assignment reporter in 1986,[2]

1992-2015: KIAA 9 News[edit]

Dwyar joined then-NBC affiliate KIAA-FTV (now a CW affiliate) in Denver in 1992 from WMYX as the station's weekend anchor and regular fill-in anchor for Elaine Carson on the weekday evening editions of 9 News at 6 and 10 and 9 News with Elaine Carson at 5.


In 1992, following months of conjecture about Dwyar's publicly reported dislike of the weekend assignment and ambition to work in prime-time television, she announced her resignation from Today. Speculation in the media seemed to imply that KIAA executives had eased her out to advance younger KIAA newcomer Kym Christian (now Kymberly Alvaraz), who had begun to play a larger role in the one-hour morning program. In 2017, the now-Kymberly Alvaraz revealed the speculation to be false as Alvaraz revealed that Dwyar and Alvaraz had their own plan to dislike then-9 News at Noon anchor Adelle Allen.

From 1993 to 2014, Dwyar was the co-host, with Bryant Allen from 1993–2007 and Letser Uber from 2007–14, of KIAA's 9 News Today in Colorado.


When Kym Christian left KIAA for maternity leave in February 1993. It was announced that Dwyar would substitute co-host during Kym Christian's absence. Ratings for Today in Colorado rose immediately following Christian's departure and Dwyar's arrival. (In an ironic twist of fate, it would be 22 years after Dwyar and the now Kymberly Alvaraz become colleagues in Fort Wayne and join the moderator panel of Vote for the Girls.)

In 2008, Dwyar negotiated a new contract with the then Denver NBC affiliate. As part of the deal, Dwayr would take over the station's 5, 6, and 10 p.m. editions of 9 News from Adelle Allen in 2014. Dwyar was on Adelle Allen's final 5 p.m. newscast of 9 News.


Departure from KIAA[edit]

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, KIAA officials met with Bryant Allen and Kylie Dwyar to discuss how to get Allen out of KLZL, where their ratings were lackluster, and back at KIAA, where Dwyar's ratings had collapsed before Adelle Allen's departure. A proposal was made that would see Dwyar remain as main female anchor of 9 News, which she would be moved to 4 p.m. with Bryant Allen co-anchoring with Dwyar [9] On January 10, sources familiar with the situation told the Denver Post that Dwyar was unhappy with KIAA's plan.[10] In her new role, Dwyar had not succeeded in delivering the viewing audiences KIAA anticipated. On January 7, 2014, multiple media outlets reported that KIAA would lose its NBC affiliation, due to a combination of pressure from United Broadcasting, who had a history of losing a major network affiliates to another station (KIAA's sister station in Miami, WMIA-FTV lost their ABC affiliation to WCBM-FTV in 2009) and the Big three Denver stations' poor newscast ratings to Fox station KDNC.[11] Adelle Allen had posted a tweet that Kym Christian's contract at KDNC had been not renewed and that Adelle Allen would join KDNC while Alvaraz would return to KIAA, effectively replacing Dwyar.

Every Coloradan, every Colorado news personality dreams of anchoring 9 News and—for three months—I got to do it. I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret a second [of it].... All I ask is one thing, and I'm asking this particularly of young Coloradans that watch: Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism; for the record it's my least favorite quality. It doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen.

—Kylie Dwyar, on her departure from KIAA, January 22, 2015[12]

On January 12, Dwyar released this statement: "I sincerely believe that anchoring the weekend editions of 9 News to accommodate another anchor will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest station in the history of Colorado. Kylie Marie Dwyar anchoring the weekend editions of 9 News at 5 and 10 simply isn’t 9 News."[13][14] On January 21, 2015, it was announced that Kylie had reached a deal with KIAA that would see her exit 9 News the next day. The deal also granted her $3.3 million.

On February 11, 2015, NBC announced that it would move its Denver affiliation to independent station KZCO and end KIAA's 67 year affiliation beginning on June 1, 2015. The deal was driven by NBC's desire for reverse retransmission consent compensation from their affiliates and as part of an agreement that also renewed the NBC affiliations on NoSirGifts-owned stations in eight other markets owned by NoSirGifts; KIAA was in negotiations to renew its agreement with the network, but reportedly balked at NBC's demands. Much of the blame was placed on Dwyar.

Kylie's final newscast of 9 News aired February 20, 2015 and featured Bryant Allen (who did an exit interview and shredded Kylie's ID badge), and former KDNC anchor Kym Christian (now Kymberly Alvaraz) sang "Free Bird" for Dwyar's final segment.[15]

Sandra Parsons took over Dwyar's duties on 9 News at 5, 6, and 10. Under the $3.3 million deal with KIAA, Dwyar was allowed to start working for another Denver station as soon as September 2015.[16] Kylie's rumored next stations ranged anywhere from ABC-owned KTRJ to NoSirGifts-owned KDNC.[17]

Kym Christian (now going by Kymberly Alvaraz) declined the invitation to return to KIAA, instead invited Dwyar to Fort Wayne CBS affiliate WTOR (the flagship station of KIAA rival KDNC/KZCO owner NoSirGifts). Where Alvaraz and Dwyar reuinted as colleagues after 23 years. As part of the agreement, Dwyar agreed to join the moderator panel of the popular, yet controversial Vote for the Girls, created and hosted by Indiana-based Ava Zinn, who had auctioned off her virginity to Alvaraz a year earlier and became Zinn's girlfriend in 2014.

Vote for the Girls (2016-present)[edit]

In 2016, Dwyar and her sister, Ann, will join the moderator panel of the eighth season of Vote for the Girls as Kellie Rock's replacement. She will be joined returning moderators Ava Zinn, Kendra Ray, Kathi Jameson, Karly Jameson, Holly Everman, Perri Johnson, Thia Tola, Tracia Ward, Hillary Matthewson, Lanise White, fellow KIAA alum Kymberly Alvaraz, and fellow new moderators Rachael Passalt and Donna Doogan, who replaced her father and Kathy Roberts, respectively along with newcomers Breeanna Sorensen and Marti McDaniel.

Public image[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Health[edit]

Relationships[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Why Coloradans love Kylie Dwyar – By three of the people who know her best". 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Kylie Dwyar: Goddess of Colorado". 
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  8. "Kylie Dwyar – 25 years on". 
  9. "KIAA Wants Bryant Allen and Kym Alvaraz Back". Denver Post. January 8, 2015. 
  10. "Just Call Her Kylie Cwyin'". Denver Post. January 11, 2015. 
  11. "Future For NBC in Denver Up In The Air"], January 2015.
  12. "Classily, Kylie Dwyar exits the KIAA". http://voices.washingtonpost.com/achenblog/2010/01/conan_obrien_farewell.html. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  13. Dwyar won't anchor KIAA if Kym Christain returns, Denver Post, January 12, 2015
  14. Kylie Dwyar: I Won't Anchor "9 News" on Saturday and Sunday
  15. Kylie Dwyar Thanks Colorado in KIAA Farewell], Denver Post, January 23, 2015
  16. Kylie Dwyar Signs Deal to Leave KIAA, January 21, 2015
  17. "Kylie Dwyar Mulls Post-KIAA Options". January 22, 2015. 

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Preceded by
Adelle Allen and Lucas Ward
KIAA 5, 6, and 10 p.m. anchor
with co-anchor Lucas Ward from 2014–2015
Succeeded by
Sandra Parsons and Lucas Ward