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.

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago School Watchdog On Federal Indictment: Told You So

Wendy Katten is hoping the indictment of Barbara Bryd-Bennett prompts school board members to listen to parents when they raise concerns about an issue.

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Family Of Nursing Home Resident Who Died From Morphine Overdose To File Lawsuit

In a video deposition, Talisha Lillard denies any involvement in the death of 98-year-old Dorothy Byrd. Byrd was a resident at Holland Homes Assisted Living where Lillard was a nurse.


Students protest budget cuts at Roosevelt High School. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Students At Two High Schools Walk Out In Budget Protest

They’re hoping to send a message to CPS to stop the cuts, but CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports the message is falling on “broke” ears.



Many Retailers Not Ready To Meet Deadline For Accepting Chip-Enabled Cards

A big change is coming to your favorite stores. They have one day left to prepare for chip-enabled cards, but CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, many stores aren’t ready.


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Devices Allow Dealers To Disable Cars For Late Payments

The days of a repo man sneaking on your property, and taking your car in the middle of the night, may be ending.



How To Sort Through All Those Credit-Card Offers

Trying to decide which one to choose can be overwhelming. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker helps you cut through the clutter in this report.


Writer/director Jill Soloway, winner of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for 'Transparent', poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Chicagoan Wins Emmy For Transgender Series ‘Transparent’

The Amazon comedy-drama is based on the family experiences of Lane Tech alum Jill Soloway.



Some Runners Say They Got Last-Minute Notice About Changes To Chicago Event

Scores of women who signed up for the Chicago “Women Rock” event are complaining about last-minute changes that are shortening their time on the track. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Civilian Employee Of Police Department Gunned Down While Unloading Groceries

Three teens on bicycles zooming down Church Street started shooting. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Map demonstrating a fight over a proposed annexation. (Credit: CBS)

Lemont, Palos Park Locked In Land Dispute

As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, homeowners aren’t the only ones putting on the boxing gloves.


Indiana State Police Trooper Aron Weller, left, reunites with motorist Dwayne Bryant. (CBS)

Tension, Then Mutual Respect, Between A Black Motorist And A White State Trooper

Indiana State Police Trooper Aron Weller has written at least 6,600 tickets in his eight-year career. But he’d never changed his mind and tore one up until last Sunday. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


The chip of a German debit card by German bank Sparkasse is pictured on January 8, 2010 in Leipzig. (AFP PHOTO DDP / SEBASTIAN WILLNOW)

Days Numbered For Magnetic Strips As Companies Begin Circulating ‘Chip Cards’

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at where retailers stand less than a month from the switchover deadline — and what it means to you if they don’t make it.


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CPS Hotline Tackles Parents’ Questions As Students Head Back To School

(CBS) — Exactly one week from today, 400,000 Chicago public school students head back to class. That can mean big changes for many students including new start times this year. So, for many parent the […]


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Emmett Till Died 60 Years Ago Today, Launched The Civil Rights Movement

A wreath of white flowers marked the grave of a Chicago teenager, whose brutal killing 60 years today in the Deep South helped launch the civil rights movement.


A plastic bag ends up as litter in this Chicago street scene. (CBS)

Chicago’s Ban On Plastic Bags Undermined By Loophole, Critic Says

Some large retailers can simply hand out “reusable” bags — thicker than the old plastic bags — which customers may or may not remember to bring back. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Michael Jordan addresses reporters at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago. (Bob Roberts/CBS)

Non-Profits Lining Up To Get Donation From Michael Jordan After $8.9 Million Jury Award

Minutes after a federal jury awarded Michael Jordan $8.9 million in an advertising case against Dominick’s, he said the money would be going to charity.


A screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shows market numbers towards the close of the day on August 24, 2015 in New York City. As the global economy continues to react from events in China, markets dropped significantly around the world on Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly dropped over 1000 points in morning trading and closed down 588 points. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

With Stocks Down, Is Now A Good Time To Buy?

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on what you need to consider before you jump into the market, plus some stocks experts suggest might be worth the gamble.


Isaac Acevedo (courtesy: family)

Welder May Have Been Victim Of Mistaken-Identity Killing

Friends and family say Isaac Acevedo worked two jobs and was the role model in his family.


Fans swarm Michael Jordan as he leaves Chicago's federal courthouse. (CBS)

Michael Jordan Still Draws Fans, Even At The Federal Courthouse

His Airness spends most of the day in court, attending the trial that will determine how much Dominick’s owes him for using his name in a 2009 ad without his permission.



Michael Jordan’s Name Sometimes Used For Free

Dominick’s used Jordan’s name and Bulls jersey number in a 2009 ad without his permission or payment. The trial unfolding at Chicago’s federal courthouse is to determine how much the defendants should pay for the illegal use.

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