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.

Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on the second day of a teachers' strike on September 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Some CPS Teachers Leaving District Ahead Of Strike

Some CPS teachers are choosing not to return to the district for fear of losing their jobs.

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Chicago teachers picket during a one-day strike on April 1, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago teachers and the Chicago Teachers Union Local 1 are demanding that lawmakers  provide the funding needed for proper education and other programs. The strike affect over 300,000 students across the city.(Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Chicago Teachers Union Votes To Approve Strike

Chicago Public Schools teachers have voted overwhelmingly to approve a strike, and could walk off the job as early as Oct. 11, the Chicago Teachers Union announced Monday.

09/26/2016

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Chicago Teachers Union Tabulating Strike-Authorization Ballots

Will they or won’t they strike this year? The answer could be determined by ballots being tabulated over the next couple of days. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

09/23/2016

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CPS Vote To Authorize Strike With Public Ballot

Chicago Public Teachers continued to vote Thursday on whether to authorize a strike, but were not happy with the change to a public ballot.

09/22/2016

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Women Pushing To End ‘Pink Tax’ On Retail Items

Women may like pink, but they’re tired of paying more for the color and for products that are marketed to women.

09/21/2016

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Loyola University Students Warned After Sexual Attacks On Campus

After a string of sexual assaults on Loyola University’s campus, “I don’t go out a night,” one student says.

09/19/2016

A neighbor's security camera recorded a gunman shooting 71-year-old Fred LaGuardia and robbing him as LaGuardia was watering a lawn in the 7100 block of South California on Sept. 6, 2016. (Supplied to CBS)

Marquette Park Community Offering $10K For Info On 71-Year Old Shot And Robbed

The Marquette Park community announced a $10,000 reward for information on the 71-year old who was shot and robbed last week.

09/15/2016

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Chicago Food Truck Operators Calling For Less Stringent Laws

Food truck owners are calling for a new ordinance with less stringent rules.

09/13/2016

Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, announces plans Friday for members to take a strike-authorization vote next week. (CBS)

CTU Asks Teachers If They Want To Authorize A Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union will ask rank-and-file teachers, for a second time, if they want to authorize a strike.

09/08/2016

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After CTU Leaders Meet, Teachers Strike Vote Could Follow

If the vote goes as expected, this will be the second time teachers have been asked to authorize a strike.

09/07/2016

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300,000 Students Set To Return To Chicago Classrooms

The first day comes as teachers are working without a contract. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

09/05/2016

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Community Leaders Hold Community Peace Surge Labor Day Weekend

Community leaders in Chicago are hoping to prevent violence this Labor Day by holding a Community Peace Surge.

09/02/2016

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Community Activists Hang American Flag Upside-Down After Recent Chicago Violence

Community activists hung Thursday the American flag upside-down near the 79th street CTA red line stop, in response to Chicago’s violence.

09/01/2016

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Chicago Teachers Are Back In Classrooms, But For How Long?

As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, the uncertainty stems from the fact that teachers still have no contract.

08/29/2016

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Man In Custody After Deadly South Chicago Fire Has Criminal History

The brother of the man in custody says he’s proving he’s innocent by turning himself in.

08/23/2016

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Archdiocese Wrestles With Changing School Trends

Archdiocese leaders acknowledge they must change the way they operate to keep their doors open. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/22/2016

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One-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shot In Riverdale

A one-year-old boy was shot in the head Thursday in the south suburbs.

08/18/2016

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Back to School Fair In Pilsen Elicits Parental Concerns On Upcoming School Year

A back-to-school fair was held Tuesday at Whitter Elementary School in Pilsen and parents have a lot of questions about the new year.

08/16/2016

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Lead Concerns Force East Chicago Kids To Change Schools

Hundreds of East Chicago, Ind. students have been forced to attend a new school because of lead contaminated soil at their old school.

08/12/2016

Two-year-Old Samira was found to have a dangerously high amount of lead in her blood. Her mother didn't receive the results until more than a year after her testing.

East Chicago Child’s Lead Results Come More Than A Year After Testing

Two-year-old Samira Allen’s mom was notified in July of the dangerously high amount of lead in her blood more than a year after being tested at a state clinic, CBS2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/11/2016

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