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.

Photographer Sheds “Light” On First Lady

It was an honor Amanda Lucidon relished for four years, as the official photographer for former First Lady Michelle Obama.

02/16/2018

Beware Fake Valentines Online

One northwest suburban man thought he found The One, but his online beauty turned out to be a crook. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/13/2018

Making Cold Cash Out Of Snow Business

Some people are turning all this snow into cold hard cash.

02/09/2018

It’s Snowing Money For Some Workers After The Storm

The snowstorm is giving some adults a day off work. But others are wasting no time making money off the white stuff that’ll fall throughout the weekend.

02/09/2018

Ex-Chicago Cop Gets Would-Be Carjacker

Ricky Fobbs is a Texas Marshal from Dallas and a retired Chicago police officer who worked in Streeterville. With 20 years on the force, the training kicked in.

02/03/2018

It’s A Candidate’s Market On The Job Front

While a lot of the newly employed hold white collar positions, industry experts say about half of the 200,000 are low-wage jobs.

02/02/2018

Rosemont Police Search For Fashion Outlets Thieves

Surveillance video captures five men, running full speed down the mall. Police speculate they’re in their late teens or early 20s.

02/01/2018

Duckworth Discusses Her Historic Pregnancy, Future Legislation

“I have to vote from the floor of the Senate but children are not allowed on the floor. If I’m breastfeeding my daughter, how do I go on the floor and vote? Do I just leave her on a chair outside?”

01/26/2018

Prices Mostly Going Up In 2018, With A Few Exceptions

Can you guess which items may actually decrease in price this year? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/12/2018

With Some Apps, Lose Weight, Gain Money

Maybe all you need to stay on your New Year’s diet is to put some money on the line.

01/10/2018

Minority-Led Firms Will Build Obama Library

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains how the construction of the presidential library will not be business as usual in Chicago.

01/06/2018

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For Some, There Is An Escape Hatch From The Cold

Can you get away from frigid Chicago this weekend without breaking the bank? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker gets tips from an expert.

01/02/2018

Harassment Suit Plaintiffs Skeptical About Ford CEO’s Apology

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talked with current and former employees of Ford, who are among those CEO Jim Hackett is apologizing to.

12/22/2017

Suburban Cop Shot Son For Drinking His Vodka: Prosecutors

Raymond Leuser is a sergeant with the Indian Head Park Police Department and once served as interim chief.

12/14/2017

5 Ways To Maximize Benefits Of Tax Year 2017

The things you do this month can have an impact on the tax breaks you get in 2018. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

12/12/2017

Cops Give Intruder A Pass, Terrified Woman Says

A stranger was screaming outside Claudette Roper’s home late Thursday. What happened next with police may have been more alarming to her. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

12/08/2017

Who Pays For A Foster Child’s Funeral?

Karen Castleberry assumed the state, the Department of Children and Family Services would pay.

12/07/2017

Gary Casinos May Ban Smoking

A casino giant hopes to snuff out a proposed smoking ban in Gary Indiana.

11/16/2017

Mystery Shopping: For Some, A Good ‘Side Hustle’

Be careful: Don’t sign up for a job that charges a fee to apply. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

11/15/2017

Need To Rent An Auto? Consider ‘Car-Sharing’

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker shows you how they help cut costs for both car owners and renters.

11/10/2017

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