Emmy award-winning writer, producer, photographer, editor, Kit Tyler’s career spans thirty years of professional broadcast, live event, and multi-media production. A lust for adventure and a passion for documenting real life led Kit on a remarkable career in journalism. From the breakup of the Soviet Union to post-Apartheid South Africa to the civil war in Somalia, Kit has traveled the world capturing international, national and regional news events. His work has appeared on every commercial television network as well as PBS and an ever-growing list of cable networks and Internet distributors. While the fast pace and deadline pressure of news gathering has always thrilled, Kit is equally comfortable with more complex – longer form projects that require scholarship, thorough planning and higher production values. His versatility and comprehensive understanding of every step of the production process bring rare synergy that produce extraordinary results.
Kit founded The American Mercury Inc. in 1990. The vision? To create insightful, finely crafted, visually stunning programs that connect with popular audiences in fresh and meaningful ways.
“I launched the American Mercury with a true belief in the power of nonfiction visual storytelling. The American Mercury combines cinematic shooting and editing styles with the techniques and storytelling perspectives of photojournalism and documentary filmmaking to create uncommon programs that celebrate the beauty and complexity of real life.”
Kit Tyler has created scores of successful programs for science, art, business, and government clients. His documentary credits comprise more than a dozen feature-length broadcast programs including the Emmy award winning national PBS programs, Saving The Bay and Becoming California. Kit has won seven Emmy awards, the Bay Area News Photographer Association’s Photographer Of The Year Award as well as a host of other national, state, and regional awards.