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.
Santa is getting some big help from a little elf in Chicago this Christmas. A South Side 5th grader is collecting toys for disaster victims in the south and homeless children right here Chicago.
Stevenson High School just two months ago sponsored a forum to discourage students from sharing inappropriate images.
You’re in the holiday mood, ready to spend some money, but be careful: you could be the target of a holiday scam. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the top five scams that could ruin your holidays.
A number of churches are planning peaceful protests on Sunday in response to the death of unarmed black suspects in police confrontations across the U.S.
Shoppers may give retailers an early present this holiday shopping season. Experts are predicting that this Black Friday weekend will be the best one since before the recession hit eight years ago.
When the protesters head home, and calm settles replaces chaos, will we see any changes in Ferguson? That’s a question some are asking. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks to those offering answers.
The best deals may not be on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
A high school security officer is hopping mad because her car was illegally towed — and she’s got the video to prove it.
Roberto Topia Gonzalez was killed when a brick facade collapsed on top of him and three others on Saturday. As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, local and federal officials and family members have questions for the owner.
The price increase has been described by some congressmen as staggering. They’re joining doctors, pharmacists and patients in asking why. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
They can’t be taken for granted. They’re notoriously independent voters. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports from Gary, Ind.
Part of the search for more victims in Gary includes the tedious process of reviewing past missing persons reports.
Reginald Potts was arrested just three months after the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend Nailah Franklin in 2007. He’s yet to go to trial. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The “Star Wars” mastermind was in Chicago Friday to talk about his narrative-art museum, which will be built near Soldier Field. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Crews are busy getting the DuSable Museum Auditorium ready for Tuesday’s debate, which will be televised on CBS 2 at 6 p.m. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker introduces us to the two groups behind the debate.
What’s taking so long? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Some Northwest Indiana residents say they live in no-man’s land and don’t feel they are protected if a fire was to break out.
It’s a challenge for millions of women, balancing their business with their babies, but a group of Chicago moms are getting some help from each other. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports plenty of Chicago retailers are hiring.