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.

Dorothy Brown Running For Mayor Of Chicago

Brown has not been charged with a crime and she did win her last election handily.


Postal Worker Pulls Double Duty As Rescuer

“I think she saved the house. She saved me, possibly saved my dog.”


Woman Held On Alleged Murder-For-Hire Plot

She is accused of trying to pay thousands in bitcoin to have her lover’s wife murdered.


CTA Riders Welcome Red Line Renovations

It’s the station’s first overhaul since 1969.


A Brighter Future For Brighton Park

Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood is in serious need of early childhood education resources.


Fire Engulfs Hinsdale Home

The call came after 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.


Repeat Drunk Driver Arrested In Riverside Trying To Fill Gas Tank With Kerosene

Police said authorities in Minnesota took Tasha Lynn Schleicher’s 11 children away last year, after she was found driving drunk with five kids in the car.


Loyola Fans Proud Of Their Team

Despite the loss, fans say they will never forget this historic run.


Loyola’s Cinderella Season Comes To An End

The Ramblers’ 14-game losing streak is over, along with an incredible feel-good story at time college basketball, engulfed in scandal, could truly use one.


Rambling In Jayhawk Territory

If Loyola wins on Saturday and if Kansas wins, that is the national championship game.


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.




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