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.

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Waukegan Ice Cream Parlor Hit Hard By Blue Bell Recall

Blue Bell Creamery has recalled every product on store shelves and in restaurants because it could contain a deadly bacteria, and one ice cream parlor in Waukegan has been particularly hard hit.

04/21/2015

Ricky Chiles (Credit: U.S. Marshals Service)

Suspect In Milwaukee Double Murder Commits Suicide In Lyons

The U.S. Marshals Service, along with the Chicago Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit, located Ricky Chiles in Lyons, where he took his own life, according to Chicago Police and the marshals service.

04/16/2015

O'Hare International Airport (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

This Summer Best In Years For Bargain Vacation

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at some hot deals, hot new sites and haggling tips that guarantee bargains.

04/15/2015

Thieves ransacked Lebanon Lutheran Church. (courtesy: Lebanon Lutheran)

Burglars Break Into Church, Steal Laptops With Sensitive Information

The missing laptops belonged to an energy assistance program that rents space from the church. The laptops contain personal information of 6,000 people. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/10/2015

(Credit: Tony Marengo)

Concern For Dog Led Man To Drive Jeep Off Tow Truck

The driver of a white Jeep that was being towed from a River North parking has revealed what he was thinking when he drove his car off of the tow truck.

04/07/2015

Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts late in the game against the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Celebrating Local Players In NCAA Title Game

Jahlil Okafor and Frank Kaminsky were key figures in the national title game.

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A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Some Illinois Doctors Reluctant To Prescribe Medical Marijuana

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on why physicians seem to be leery, even if they have qualifying patients.

03/23/2015

George Washington High School (CBS)

Roof-Patching At Washington High School Too Little Too Late: Students, Parents

The high school failed health inspections in 2013 and 2014. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

03/16/2015

Photos provided to CBS 2 show what appears to be leaky ceilings in George Washington High School. (picture provided)

Parents, Students Say George Washington High Is Falling Apart

Officials at Chicago Public Schools aren’t promising a new roof but say contractors will be at the school Monday to make any repairs.

03/13/2015

A Chicagoan prepares to move from the city to Northwest Indiana. (CBS)

Why Are People Fleeing Illinois? Three Personal Stories

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on why the Land of Lincoln isn’t as appealing as it once was.

03/12/2015

Solar panels (CBS)

State Reneges On Solar-Panel Reimbursements

Hundreds of conservation-minded home owners who are waiting on thousands of dollars from the state of Illinois may end up empty-handed. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

03/12/2015

Cars drive over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 5, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. Selma is preparing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famed civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery that resulted in a violent confrontation with Selma police and State Troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Making The Journey To Mark 50th Anniversary Of Selma March

Several buses, vans and caravans are on the way from Chicago to Selma, Alabama, to celebrate a civil-rights milestone. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

03/05/2015

A gun silencer. (Credit: CBS)

Gun Advocates Call For Lifting Ban On Silencers In Illinois

un enthusiasts are hoping law makers will pull the trigger and lift the ban on silencers. Our neighbors to the east and west allow silencers. In this Original Report, Dorothy Tucker went to Northwest Indiana to find out why.

03/03/2015

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Chicago Already Has Medical Marijuana ‘Deserts’

Some African-American neighborhoods have a dearth of grocery stores. They also won’t have any marijuana dispensaries, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/26/2015

Graham Moore (left); Common (Getty Images)

Two Oscar Winners Do Chicago Proud

A University of Chicago Lab School alum and a rapper-actor from the South Side received the ultimate film-achievement award over the weekend. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/23/2015

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Some Predict Recreational Marijuana Is Just Around The Corner For Illinois

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with advocates and opponents of legalizing the recreational use of cannabis.

02/19/2015

The Hotel Florence, part of George Pullman's company town, is currently overseen by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which bought the building to avoid demolition. (Credit: CBS)

Pullman: From Labor Strife To Historic Monument

President Obama reflected on the importance of the site, saying it holds a special place in his memory of his time in Chicago. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/19/2015

Jeffrey Wright, a senior banker at Urban Partnership. (Credit: CBS)

Organizations Promoting Entrepreneurship Among African American Community

For Tuesday night’s Chicago mayoral debate, CBS 2 is partnering with the Chicago Urban League and the Business Leadership Council. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports both are committed to creating jobs, opportunities and leaders in the Black Community.

02/10/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Chatham Residents Want To Hear Details From Mayoral Candidates

The final debate before Chicago’s mayoral election on Feb. 24 takes place Tuesday on CBS 2 and Dorothy Tucker reports people want to hear details.

02/09/2015

Some sidewalks remain unshoveled in Bronzeville. (CBS)

Days After Blizzard, Absentee Owners Still Neglecting Sidewalks

Some Bronzeville residents complain that the city hasn’t cracked down on absentee owners. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/06/2015

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