Tyler Bednar
Tyler Bednar(he/him/his)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Tyler Bednar expects to graduate in May 2025 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. Bednar has interned at the Chicago Dogs baseball team in Rosemont, Illinois, and the Miracle League of Arizona in Scottsdale.

Latest from Tyler Bednar

How Dartmouth College’s men’s basketball unionization case could impact athletes at Arizona State, University of Arizona

PHOENIX – The National Labor Relations Board regional director announced Dartmouth College’s men’s basketball players could vote to unionize. While Dartmouth’s players are protected by the NLRB, ASU and Arizona athletes might be impacted by the ruling.


Baseball’s finishing school: How the Arizona Fall League shapes the destiny of MLB’s best

PHOENIX – Since 1992, the Arizona Fall League has been the epicenter of Major League Baseball’s future superstars. In total, AFL alumni have amassed 355 All-Star Game appearances, 22 MVPs and eight Cy Young Awards.

The Arizona Fall League plays a pivotal role in honing the skills of future MLB players while putting the spirit of competition on full display. (Photo by Jason Hanna/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Diamondbacks’ Corbin Carroll wins first Rookie of the Year Award in franchise history

PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks star outfielder Corbin Carroll won the 2023 National League Rookie of the Year. The 23-year-old led the Diamondbacks to 84 wins, their first postseason appearance since 2017 and the first World Series trip since 2001.

Rookie Corbin Carroll celebrating with teammates

His home runs will go on: Céline Dion’s song highlights Diamondbacks prospect Ivan Melendez’s journey

PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks’ No. 8 prospect Ivan Melendez has suffered numerous setbacks while being the minor league’s most powerful slugger. Melendez gained notoriety when the Texas Longhorns played Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” after big hits.

Ivan Melendez and other players leaning against the dugout.

All signs point to … a missed opportunity by Diamondbacks in Game 3 World Series loss to Rangers

PHOENIX – In position to score the first run in Game 3 of the World Series, Christian Walker made a costly mistakes in the second inning of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 3-1 loss to the Texas Rangers Monday night, and it came at the expense of momentum.


How Arizona native Merrill Kelly’s long, winding path led him to pitching for hometown team in World Series

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks are playing in the World Series for the first time since 2001. The trip to the Fall Classic means even more for Scottsdale product Merrill Kelly, who endured numerous bumps before pitching for his hometown team.

After overcoming obstacles and taking the road less traveled throughout his career, Scottsdale native Merrill Kelly is set to pitch for his hometown Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2023 World Series. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tickets, times and more: How to attend the 2023 World Series

PHOENIX – For the first time since 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks are returning to the World Series. As ticket prices skyrocket, fans look for way to attend World Series

Arizona Diamondbacks fans wait in a long line at Chase Field to buy last-minute World Series tickets. Ticket prices have doubled since the team advanced Tuesday with a win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 7 of the NLCS. (Photo by Hunter Fore/Cronkite News)

A hard-Pfaadt battle: Diamondbacks rookie delivers in Game 3 victory over Phillies

PHOENIX – After losing the first two games of the National League Championship Series, the Diamondbacks found themselves in a difficult position. Rookie pitcher Brandon Pfaadt changed the narrative of the series by leading his team to a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.


Arizona Pickleball Players League’s growth empowered by sport’s increase in popularity

PHOENIX – Since its founding in 2019, the Arizona Pickleball Players League has earned increased popularity among the Phoenix and Tucson regions. The league hopes to expand to neighboring states to create regional tournament.


Arizona Diamondbacks’ bullpen, young hitters thrive in Game 1 Wild Card victory against the Milwaukee Brewers

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 in the opening game of the NL Wild Card Series. In Arizona’s first appearance since 2017, manager Torey Lovullo relied on six bullpen arms to shut down the Brewers’ offense.

Diamondbacks' players huddled together.

‘Without refs, it’s only recess’: Former ref says recruiting women could be answer to high school officiating shortage

PHOENIX – Amid abuse from parents, coaches and athletes, many high school officials are leaving the profession. Anne Montgomery, who spent 29 years officiating football and other sports in Arizona, believes that recruiting more women could be the answer to the shortage.

Referee grabbing flag off the field.