Dorothy Tucker

tucker Dorothy TuckerDorothy Tucker has served as a reporter for CBS 2 Chicago since 1984. Currently she reports for the station’s 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM weekday newscasts. Tucker also serves as the station’s consumer reporter, covering issues and trends to help viewers save money and avoid scams.

She joined CBS 2 Chicago from KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pa., where she worked as a general assignment reporter and talk show host. Prior to that, Tucker worked at KWGN-TV in Denver, Colo. as a general assignment reporter. Previously, she was a reporter and weekend anchor at WREG-TV in Memphis, Tenn. (1979-80). Tucker began her broadcasting career in Peoria, Ill. at WMBD-TV, after serving as an intern at CBS 2 Chicago in 1977.


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Tucker has been honored numerous times throughout her career. Her many awards include nine local Emmys, including one for her breaking news reports during the 2008 NIU shootings and two for her work on CBS 2 Chicago′s 2003 and 2004 broadcasts of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon. She was honored by the Chicago Association of Black Journalists with their annual award for Outstanding Television Reporting (1994 and 87) and received a national UPI Spot News Award.

She is on the board of NABJ-Chicago (National Association of Black Journalists) and was co-chairman of their Katrina fundraiser which raised money for hurricane survivors who are making Chicago their new home.

She graduated, with honors, from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Communications. Tucker is currently a member of Northwestern University’s Council of One Hundred.

Tucker, a native Chicagoan, lives in Hyde Park and is the mother of three.

Tamar Manessah. (Credit: CBS)

Armed With Hot Dogs, Englewood Moms Keep Street Safe

Crime is an incredibly complex problem, but it appears a simple solution may be working on one block in Chicago.

07/28/2015

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Some Roseland Residents Having Trouble With Landline Service

For some it could be a matter of life and death, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/24/2015

Former supervising investigator for the IPRA Lorenzo Davis. (Credit: CBS)

Investigator Claims IPRA Fired Him For Refusal To Change Findings In Police Shootings

Lorenzo Davis is a former supervising investigator for the board. He says he was fired eleven days ago for refusing to change his findings on six shootings.

07/20/2015

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Turkey Supply, Prices Hit Hard By Avian Flu Outbreak

The avian influenza has created a turkey shortage at sandwich shops and meat markets across Chicago.

07/17/2015

Nari Safavi. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Iranian Community Welcomes Nuclear Deal

Relatives Nari Safavi will visit his relatives more often now that the us has reached a nuclear agreement with Iran, his birthplace,

07/14/2015

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Amazon, Walmart Hoping To Lure Summer Shoppers With Christmas In July Sales

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look this latest marketing strategy that could be the start of anew summer trend.

07/13/2015

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Grandmother Fends Off Child-Abduction Attempt In Elgin

Police say it was a combination of the woman screaming for help and the fact the child was strapped in the stroller that forced the suspect to flee.

07/10/2015

Englewood residents say the "Don't Shoot" signs are working. (Credit: CBS)

Englewood Residents Say “Don’t Shoot” Signs Working

When those signs went up on a stretch in Englewood, crime went down. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has this creative plea for peace in this Original Report.

07/07/2015

A Thanksgiving dinner for homeless people at the Los Angeles Mission annual turkey dinner held on November 26, 2003 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Charter School’s Freebie Offers — Dinners, Other Giveaways — Draws Criticism

Critics say prospective parents should be studying a school’s academics. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/06/2015

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Illinois Day Care Providers Caught In Middle Of Budget Stalemate

They won’t get paid until the state budget is passed. As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, some fear the wait could kill them.

07/02/2015

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Pair Of Women Using Pepper Spray On Victims Before Swiping Purses: Police

Their tactic: a call for help. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

06/29/2015

Grandma J's restaurant in Humboldt Park. (Credit: CBS)

Burglars Break Into Humboldt Park Restaurant Weeks After Being Tagged By Graffiti

CHICAGO (CBS) — Burglars broke into a Humboldt Park restaurant this weekend, just weeks after a nasty message was spray painted on a sign. Now folks are wondering if the two are connected, reports CBS […]

06/22/2015

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Chicago Worshippers Reflect On Church Massacre: ‘It Upsets My Soul’

Parishioners at the Grant Memorial AME church in Bronzeville held a prayer service for their sister church, Emanuel AME, where nine people were gunned down by a stranger they had welcomed to the church. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

06/19/2015

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Homeowners Clean Up After Flood Damage, Worry About More Rain

(CBS) — One of the hardest hit areas from last night’s severe weather is Aroma Park in Kankakee County, about 62 miles south of Chicago. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker spoke to homeowners assessing the damage. […]

06/16/2015

Dust inside Willie Moore's home which he says comes from the site of the former Brach;s candy factory. (Credit: CBS)

Austin Residents Say Homes Near Former Brach’s Factory Coated In Dust

The building is long gone, but residents worry that what’s left behind could be hurting them, reports CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker.

06/15/2015

Travel agent Nicole Scott.

Hundreds Of Customers Accuse Indiana Travel Agent Of Fraud

Their dream vacations crushed and destination weddings ruined. Hundreds of people are accusing a Northwest Indiana travel agent of scamming them out of thousands of dollars.

05/27/2015

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Business Owners Say Low Foot Traffic Causing Them To Flee Glenview Shopping Center

It was supposed to be the epicenter of Glenview known as The Glen, an ambitious project filled with shopping, housing and entertainment, but some say, it hasn’t lived up to expectations. Now there’s fear more retailers will leave.

05/26/2015

A construction accident caused the ground to erode under the CTA Yellow Line tracks at the McCormick Boulevard viaduct on Sunday, forcing the CTA to shut down the Yellow Line until repairs can be made. (Credit: CBS)

Emails Indicate Construction Mishap May Have Caused Yellow Line Collapse

Yellow Line riders are in for a long delay, as it could up a month before trains are running again, after tracks were damaged by a ground collapse.

05/19/2015

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the ongoing negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program on April 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. In exchange for Iran's agreement to curb their country's nuclear proliferation, the United States would lift some of the crippling sanctions imposed. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

What Will Be Inside The Obama Presidential Library?

It will create 3,300 construction jobs, 1,900 permanent jobs and attract 40 new businesses.

05/12/2015

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Woman Escapes Sex Trade, Earns Degree In Criminal Justice

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has the incredible story of one woman’s journey to get an education.

05/08/2015

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