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.

Student Disciplined As School Splits Hairs About What Kind Of Red Dye Is OK

Daisy Chavero is serving detention at Chicago Bulls High School for dyeing her hair. It’s the color she chose that got her in trouble. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/21/2017

Search Intensifies For Schaumburg Killer

Tiffany Thrasher’s family has set up a Go Fund Me page to help pay for her funeral expenses. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/18/2017

Report Accuses Auto Insurers Of Racial Discrimination

Two Illinois lawmakers are joining those accusing the insurance industry of racial discrimination when it comes to selling auto insurance.

04/17/2017

Person Questioned In Murder Of Cook County Judge: Chicago Police

A Chicago alderman and others in the community believe the Cook County Judge gunned down at his home may have been the target.

04/11/2017

Housing Authority Selling Items From Contaminated Site

The East Chicago, Ind. Housing Authority is demolishing a lead-tainted complex, but selling items like sinks and furnaces from units. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/06/2017

Indiana Resident: Lead-Tainted Home Safer Than Moving To Violent Chicago

Some places East Chicago, Indiana resident Akeeshia Daniels refuses to go – like Chicago’s Altgeld Gardens housing complex. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

03/31/2017

Fraternal Order Of Police Leaders, Trump Talk Chicago Violence

Chicago’s FOP President Dean Angelo visited Washington D.C. with other police leaders to discuss law enforcement with President Trump.

03/28/2017

Trump Healthcare Measure Would Harm Women, Planned Parenthood Advocates Say

In Illinois, some 60,000 women depend on its services. About one third are Medicaid patients who stand to lose services. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

03/23/2017

Sexting Scandal Hits Lake Zurich High School

Some students at Lake Zurich High School are accused of taking sexting to a whole new level.

03/20/2017

NEIU Furloughs Staff, Students Over Spring Break

Northeastern Illinois University will furlough more than 1000 professors, administrators and staff because of the state budget crisis.

03/16/2017

Those ‘Chip’ Cards? They’re Not Invincible

Criminals have already figured out a way around the latest technology. How can you protect yourself against fraud? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

03/14/2017

Toyota Recalls Millions Of Vehicles Over Potentially Deadly Air Bags

Toyota is recalling 29 million vehicles in the U.S. over Takata air bags, which have resulted in 11 deaths and 180 injuries.

02/28/2017

Family Seeks Witnesses After Pregnant Relative Is Fatally Shot

The mother of a murdered pregnant woman says she was shot in the street like a dog and wants witnesses to come forward.

02/24/2017

Chicago Bag Fee Is Double Tax, Critic Says

Paying for bags in Chicago is now the law and some advocates think consumers may be overpaying.

02/23/2017

Expect Pushy Energy Sales People, Now That Municipal Deals Are Expiring

Electric companies are about to change in several suburbs. That means aggressive sales people will try to get residents to switch over, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/21/2017

Rep. Danny Davis Seeks Funding For African American Male Programs

The Congressman is leading the effort that seeks funding from federal, state and city sources to support programs that benefit black males.

02/20/2017

Gov. Holcomb Tours Lead Contaminated East Chicago Housing Complex

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb toured the lead contaminated West Calumet Housing Complex and listened to resident concerns.

02/17/2017

Chicago Board Of Education Suing State Over Public School Funding

Nearly a year after threatening to sue the state of Illinois over its system for funding public schools, the Chicago Board of Education has announced plans to file a civil rights lawsuit.

02/14/2017

Indiana Gov. Pardons Chicago Man After Mike Pence Did Not

Governor Eric Holcomb pardoned Keith Cooper, who was sentenced to 40 years in prison for an armed robbery he didn’t commit.

02/10/2017

State Of Emergency Declared In East Chicago After Lead Contamination

Gov. Eric Holcomb has declared a state of emergency for the East Chicago Superfund site after lead contamination was found in the area.

02/09/2017

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