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.

ATM Skimmers Found At Walgreens

Someone has hit three Walgreens stores in the Loop. Last Thursday, at Madison and Wells, ATM maintenance workers, responding to an alert of tampering found machines with skimmers attached. That same day, at the company’s flagship store on State Street, another skimmer was found.

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Smash-And-Grab Burglars Hit Austin Shoe Store

Police said a black truck crashed into the side glass wall of Villa shoe store on the 1500 block of North Cicero Avenue around 3:45 a.m.

10/06/2017

Some Players Take A Knee At High School Football Game

While most Oak Park and River Forest players stood, at least 20 took a knee. Reactions from fans were mixed.

09/29/2017

File photo of a person holding money. (Photo by JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Websites Will Haggle On Your Behalf

CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker shows you how to save.

09/29/2017

Job Seeker Caught In State-Federal Spat Over Medical Marijuana

Illinois allows some patients to consume physician-prescribed marijuana, but the feds don’t recognize it as a legal drug. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

09/27/2017

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Chicago High School Cancels Rest Of Football Season

It’s game over for the Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Dolphins, and the news comes just two days before homecoming.

09/26/2017

Class-Action Cash: How To Get Some

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker shows us how easy it is for consumers to collect.

09/25/2017

Equifax Breach: It Gets Worse

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with a woman who says she was directed to the wrong website to protect herself.

09/21/2017

Chicago Suburb Offers Homes To Hurricane Victims

Harvey is offering 10 free homes to families that have been displaced in Texas.

08/31/2017

Goodbye, ‘Whole Paycheck’? Price Drops Promised In Amazon Takeover

New owner Amazon is teasing shoppers with price reductions on a long list of products, from produce to organic meats and seafood to staples like eggs and butter. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/25/2017

Cheerleader Forced To Do Splits

A 13-year-old cheerleader in Denver, Colo. was forced to split by her coach, Ozell Williams, a former member of the Jesse White Tumblers. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/24/2017

Make Your House Sell For More With These Simple Tips

Is it possible to upgrade your home on a budget? CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker shows you how.

08/14/2017

How Does A Reverse Mortgage Work?

CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker reports on the mechanism that allows seniors to stay in their home.

08/11/2017

Need To Save Money? Go On A Spending Diet

Can you spend nothing extra for the next 30 days and still live well? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with experts.

08/07/2017

Your Sunscreen May Have Expired

Some retailers are stocking expired product, so consumers should be careful when buying and storing the sprays or lotions. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/02/2017

CTE Study: Widow Of Bears Player Recalls Ex-Athlete’s Mental Decline

The brain of the late Larry Morris was one of 111 studied by researchers, who came to jarring conclusions about CTE. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

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Clothing Consignment: How Much Can You Save?

CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker takes a look at clothing resale.

07/18/2017

Flood Water Seeps Into Dealership’s Cars

One north suburban auto dealer was hit hard by this week’s rain and flash flooding. How can consumers protect themselves from buying damaged goods? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/13/2017

What To Expect When The Illinois Income Tax Jumps

The reductions in peoples’ paychecks will be retroactive to July 1.

07/07/2017

After Illinois State Budget Deal, Who Gets Paid First?

There is a pecking order, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/06/2017

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