Charlie De Mar

charlie de mar Charlie De MarCharlie De Mar is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2.

De Mar came to CBS 2 from WTTV and WXIN, the CBS and Fox stations in Indianapolis, IN, where he has reported lead stories for the stations’ evening newscasts.

De Mar is credited with establishing a local crime reporting franchise series at CBS4/FOX 59. His work has also had a national impact, and a series of reports led to the introduction of a new federal law that would hold all Veterans Affairs hospitals more accountable for their prescribing practices.

De Mar graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arizona in 2012, where he earned a BA in broadcast journalism and minored in marketing.

A Lincoln Park native, his favorite professional teams are the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks.

Ramblers Reveling And Dancing

A dancing good time at a watch party with the Loyola Ramblers and their fans at the Gentile Arena.


Chicago Teens Meet With Parkland Survivors To Discuss Gun Violence

A group of Chicago high school students has returned from Parkland, Florida, after meeting survivors of last month’s deadly school shooting.


Threat Made To Mundelein High School

There will be extra security at Mundelein High School after a student made a threatening social media post.


Carjacking Victim Has To Fork Over $240 To Towing Company

He’s one of the Chicago area’s latest carjacking victims, and although police eventually found his vehicle, he had to pay up.


Good Samaritan Injured In Red Line Battery

Marvin Smith’s quick thinking led to an arrest, but he is also paying a price. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Indiana Family Blames Tamiflu For Teen’s Suicide

One Indiana family claims the drug Tamiflu had an extreme-side effect. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Burbank Family Plagued By Gasoline Smell

They are looking to the gas station next door. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Benefactors Buy Some Time For Dogs At City Animal Shelter

An animal welfare advocacy group dug into its own pocket to put some animals up at a pet hotel. The fix won’t last forever, CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Suspects Douse Clerk With Gasoline, Demand Money

The incident occurred early Wednesday at a Hobart, Ind. gas station.


Gambling Watchdog Hits Jackpot

The woman who challenged the legality of a million-dollar Morris drawing is $25,000 richer. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar explains.


One Woman’s Gift To Strangers: Fellowship And A Christmas Meal

The festivities at Regina Rodriguez-Martin’s apartment might look like your typical family Christmas, but the group inside are all strangers, most from different parts of the globe.


Christmas Arrives Early For 5-Year-Old Shooting Victim

On Tuesday,  Kavan Collins accidentally shot himself in the hand. Thursday, he got to be a kid again and open presents.


Lyft Driver Loses Jeep, Temporarily, In ‘Bump And Run’ Theft

Darren Reboletti, who has driven for the ridesharing service for about a month, thought he got into an accident early Wednesday.


WATCH: Coyote Attacks Terrier

Little Boozer is alive, if a little worse for wear. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Suspect Exposes Himself To Teen: Naperville Police

The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. Monday across the street from Naperville Central High School.


Handicapped Parking

Not Disabled Enough? Motorist With MS Finds Nasty Note

Michele Clarke parked legally in a handicap parking spot and then returned to her car to find a nasty note. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Police To Keep Close Eye On Hope Academy Playoff Game

A drive-by shooting in September prompted two rival football teams to forfeit games against the Catholic school. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Auto-Repair Shop Loses Hummer, Couple Says

“We took a $20,000 vehicle there and nobody knows where it’s at – no one,” says owner Maurice Hood.


Alderman Wants To Discourage ‘Cashless’ Businesses

Ed Burke says the practice pushes some consumers away.


Father And Son Robbed At Gunpoint In Lincolnwood

Four people have been arrested for robbing a father and son at gunpoint Sunday afternoon outside their home in north suburban Lincolnwood.



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