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.

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

A city plow clears a residential street in the Bucktown neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Political Scientist: The More Clout, The Faster Your Chicago Ward Gets Plowed

Four days after the blizzard, some neighborhoods feel slighted, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/05/2015

Pilgrim Baptist Church in Bronzeville. (Credit: CBS)

Slow Rebuild Of Historic Bronzeville Church Has Donors Frustrated

The slow-going process to rebuild has some asking for donation refunds.

02/03/2015

Dwain Kyles (CBS)

Years Later, Father Takes Up Organ-Donor Cause Of ‘Baby Quinn’

An infant whose name was synonymous with the importance of organ donations grew up to be an adult. Though he died tragically in a recent car accident, his father wants the cause to continue. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/29/2015

Business owners on the block say the street lights have been out for three weeks. (Credit: George Stanton)

Street Lights Back On After Weeks-Long Outage On South Side Block

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports the street lights on Halsted between 127th and 128th had been out for the last three weeks before coming back on Tuesday evening.

01/27/2015

A baseball signed by Ernie Banks owned by collector Michael Osacky. (Credit: CBS)

Expert Says Many Owners Of Ernie Banks Memorabilia Unlikely To Sell

The passing of Cubs great Ernie Banks is prompting some fans to seek out his baseball memorabilia. There’s plenty of stuff on eBay, but experts say the not as much as you might think because as CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports people with the good stuff are hoarding it.

01/26/2015

Pilgrim Baptist Church burned to the ground on Jan. 6, 2006, after workers performing repairs accidentally sparked a fire. (Credit: CBS)

Community Asks: Why Hasn’t Historic South Side Church Been Rebuilt?

Pilgrim Baptist Church was destroyed by a fire nine years ago and has never been rebuilt, despite promises and financial pledges. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/22/2015

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