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.

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.

20 hours ago

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

Taxes

Big Changes Make Filing Taxes More Complicated

The IRS is open for business as tax season officially began Tuesday. That means you can begin filing your electronic or paper returns.

01/20/2015

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)

Medical Marijuana Investor Concerned About Delay Of Illinois Program

Neil Prabhat and his associates have spent at least $500,000–just to be considered for a license. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/15/2015

A smartphone app allows bank customers to withdraw money from an ATM without a card. (Credit: CBS)

ATM App Is Convenient, But Is It Secure?

Get ready to throw away your debit card. The new way to get cash from an ATM is with your smartphone.

01/14/2015

Washington Park

Public Hearings On U Of C’s Obama Library Sites Begin Tuesday

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the promises of the promoters and complaints from critics.

01/12/2015

It's been 50 years since Mai Martinez's father left Cuba as an 11-year-old boy. As a special Father's Day gift, she took him back. These are some of the images from that trip. (Credit: Mai Martinez)

Cuba Travel Restrictions Won’t Disappear Immediately

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at what you need to know before you go.

12/19/2014

Sam Love. (Credit: Dorothy Tucker)

Chicago 5th Grader Collecting Toys For Disaster Victims, Homeless Children

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.

12/16/2014

A Lincolnshire police car (CBS)

Lincolnshire Police Investigate Sexting At Stevenson High School

Stevenson High School just two months ago sponsored a forum to discourage students from sharing inappropriate images.

12/15/2014

scams

Scammers Targeting Holiday Shoppers

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.

12/09/2014

Rev. Ira Acree explains how his church members will stage a protest on Sunday. (CBS)

On Sunday, Churches Across Chicago Will Join Police-Brutality Protests

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.

12/05/2014

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Experts Predict Shoppers To Spend Big On Black Friday

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.

11/26/2014

Police officers watch as a business burns after it was set on fire during rioting following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

What’s Next For Ferguson?

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.

11/25/2014

Shopping & Style Malls, Woman Shopping

Put The Turkey Down And Go Shopping, Expert Advises

The best deals may not be on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

11/21/2014

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South Side Museum Oversteps Bounds By Towing Car Off Street: Officials

A high school security officer is hopping mad because her car was illegally towed — and she’s got the video to prove it.

11/06/2014

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Officials, Grieving Relatives Asking Questions About Fatal Building Collapse

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.

11/03/2014

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Prices Soar For Some Generic Drugs — Why?

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.

10/31/2014

Diana Rauner, left; Gloria Steinem (CBS)

Rauner, Quinn Courting Women Voters

They can’t be taken for granted. They’re notoriously independent voters. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

10/24/2014

Tips have been coming in after people saw this picture of a bracelet that belonged to one of the victims of a suspected serial killer. (Lake County, Ind. Coroner)

Photograph Of Jewelry Draws Tips In Serial Murder Case

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports from Gary, Ind.

10/23/2014

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