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.

That Smell: Twin ‘Corpse Flowers’ Near To Blooming

As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar explains, their awful smell is actually what draws people to them.


Willowbrook Rejects Modified Gun Club Proposal

Under the latest version, the club would not sell alcohol; would not provide machine guns for rental; and would not be open 24 hours a day.


Chinatown Shootout Leaves Neighborhood On Edge

Now, residents and community leaders say they’ve had enough with criminals putting others in harm’s way.


Police Protect Alderman Who Has Denounced Gang-Related Shootings

Chicago police kept watch in front of 15th Ward Ald. Raymond Lopez’s office on Monday.


Valor Games For Wounded Vets Not Returning This Summer

For the past six summers, veterans have competed in the Valor Games in Chicago. But this year, the Park District’s grant was denied.


Girl, 14, Attacked On CTA Bus

Witnesses say the suspect, who was between 50 and 60 years old, began sexually assaulting the teen. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


WATCH: Student Grabs Package From Yard

With the box out of reach, she finds a sign to shimmy the package to the fence, eventually taking what isn’t hers. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Bartender Found Murdered In Chesterton, Ind.

Police say Nicole Gland was found slumped over the steering wheel of her car. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Berwyn Middle School Locked Down When Student Brings Gun

A parent was alerted about the weapon through social media, and contacted authorities. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Tall Thief With Long Fingers Hits Massage Business In Wicker Park

The suspect said he had an appointment. When he was left alone, he began rifling through the business. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Uber Driver Shot

Chicago police say a dark-colored van pulled up alongside the Uber and started shooting before speeding away.


Three People, Including Two Boys, Injured In Old Town Drive-By Shooting

One 12-year-old boy was hit in the chest and the other was shot in the leg. Both were transported in stable condition to Lurie Children’s Hospital.


Niles West Auto Club Curbed By School Board Over Liability Concerns

CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar was at the Niles Township School board meeting Tuesday night as parents sounded off.


Five Shot Dead In South Shore: 4 Men At Restaurant, Pregnant Woman In Apartment

A pregnant woman and two young brothers were among the five victims gunned down in separate shootings, just blocks apart.


Chicago Grandmother, 60, Tussles With Carjacker While Trying To Protect Baby

It was a short and terrifying trip. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


WATCH: Man Pumping Gas As His Car Is Stolen

The people who pulled off this carjacking are part of a much larger ring targeting suburban dealerships, police say.


Con Artists Target Earnings Of Uber Drivers

A caller says they’re from corporate and then demands login information for the driver’s Uber account. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Parking Ticket

Motorists Push Back At Overly Enthusiastic Parking Enforcement Aide

To add insult to injury, the ticket-writer took to social media to boast about his volume of work. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.


Police: Man Impersonating Uber Driver Sexually Assaults 2 Women

A man impersonating an Uber driver drove two women to north suburban Skokie and sexually assaulted them in the last month, police said.


Father Says U Of I Student’s Death Was Tragic Accident Unrelated To St. Patrick’s Party

The coroner says Jonathan Morales, who was from Franklin Park, died from injuries caused by falling from a fourth-floor apartment balcony. CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reports.



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