Dorothy 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.
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.
Some CPS teachers are choosing not to return to the district for fear of losing their jobs.
Chicago Public Schools teachers have voted overwhelmingly to approve a strike, and could walk off the job as early as Oct. 11, the Chicago Teachers Union announced Monday.
Will they or won’t they strike this year? The answer could be determined by ballots being tabulated over the next couple of days. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Chicago Public Teachers continued to vote Thursday on whether to authorize a strike, but were not happy with the change to a public ballot.
Women may like pink, but they’re tired of paying more for the color and for products that are marketed to women.
After a string of sexual assaults on Loyola University’s campus, “I don’t go out a night,” one student says.
The Marquette Park community announced a $10,000 reward for information on the 71-year old who was shot and robbed last week.
Food truck owners are calling for a new ordinance with less stringent rules.
The Chicago Teachers Union will ask rank-and-file teachers, for a second time, if they want to authorize a strike.
If the vote goes as expected, this will be the second time teachers have been asked to authorize a strike.
The first day comes as teachers are working without a contract. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Community leaders in Chicago are hoping to prevent violence this Labor Day by holding a Community Peace Surge.
Community activists hung Thursday the American flag upside-down near the 79th street CTA red line stop, in response to Chicago’s violence.
As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, the uncertainty stems from the fact that teachers still have no contract.
The brother of the man in custody says he’s proving he’s innocent by turning himself in.
Archdiocese leaders acknowledge they must change the way they operate to keep their doors open. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
A one-year-old boy was shot in the head Thursday in the south suburbs.
A back-to-school fair was held Tuesday at Whitter Elementary School in Pilsen and parents have a lot of questions about the new year.
Hundreds of East Chicago, Ind. students have been forced to attend a new school because of lead contaminated soil at their old school.
Two-year-old Samira Allen’s mom was notified in July of the dangerously high amount of lead in her blood more than a year after being tested at a state clinic, CBS2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.