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.

Wilteeah Jones was killed with her boyfriend Malik Bingham. (CBS)

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.

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Chicago's bag fee has consumers wondering if they are being double taxed. (CBS)

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

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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

Congressman Danny Davis leads the effort to seek funding from federal, state and city sources to support programs that benefit black males. (CBS)

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

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb took a tour of the lead contaminated West Calumet Housing Complex and listened to the many concerns of its residents. (CBS)

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 Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool. (Dana Kozlov/CBS)

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. Eric Holcomb recently pardoned Keith Cooper, who was sentenced to 40 years in prison in 1997 for an armed robbery he did not commit. (CBS)

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

Residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex are slowly leaving the area after lead was found in the soil. (CBS)

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

Incumbent 4th Ward Ald. Sophia King faces four candidates who want her City Council seat. (CBS)

4th Ward Incumbent Has Backing Of Obama, Emanuel, But Will It Help?

Appointee Sophia King will find out, as voters encounter a crowded ballot later this month. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/07/2017

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The ‘Go Red’ Campaign Brings Attention To Women’s Heart Health

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker tells us what every woman should know.

02/03/2017

Valois, a diner in Hyde Park, is known as President Barack Obama's favorite place to eat in Chicago when he's in town. (Credit: CBS)

Bittersweet Feeling Flows Through Hyde Park On Obama’s Last Day

Obama’s South Side Chicago neighborhood reflects on his Presidency.

01/20/2017

Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks at a packed news conference at the U.S. Attorneys Office of the Eastern District of New York following the early morning arrest of world soccer figures, including officials of FIFA, for racketeering, bribery, money laundering and fraud on May 27, 2015 in New York City. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty News

Chicago Could Learn From Other Cities The Feds Scrutinized

US. attorney Loretta Lynch will be in Chicago on Friday hoping to mandate reforms to the city’s police department.

01/12/2017

Chicago Filmmaker Tanikia Carpenter (CBS)

Chicagoans Say Goodbye To Obama In Farewell Documentary

A local filmmaker marks the end of Obama’s presidency with a documentary that highlights those she refers to as “everyday Chicagoans.”

01/09/2017

New Life Pilsen church (CBS)

No New Year’s Eve Services At Pilsen Church — Too Dangerous, Pastor Says

As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, church services were moved up in an attempt to escape street violence.

12/30/2016

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Tiger Woods To Help Develop South Side Golf Course

The revitalization calls for a $30-million project that combines South Shore and Jackson Park golf courses, turning them into an 18-hole championship course, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

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Michele Williams talks with CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker about the upcoming Obama Library project. (CBS)

Some Residents Fear Obama Library Will Push Them From The Neighborhood

Fearing gentrification and higher rents, they’re writing letters to the planners of the Obama Library. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

12/12/2016

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More Bad News For Some East Chicago Residents: Lead In The Water

The EPA has found that 18 out of 43 homes it recently tested had lead in the water. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

12/09/2016

An exit sign at an Avondale building with artist studios. (CBS)

Could Oakland Tragedy Occur Here In Chicago?

Artist warehouses are popular in Chicago, and city building inspectors have responded to code violations. Just last year, the city shut down an illegally converted artist warehouse in Roscoe Village. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

12/05/2016

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Planned Parenthood Sees Surge In Visits Following Trump’s Election

Under the provisions of Obamacare, health insurers must cover birth control for women. Trump has said he will repeal and replace the program.

12/02/2016

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‘Tis The Season To Protect Your Holiday Packages

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has some tips on preventing your merchandise from being swiped or damaged.

12/01/2016

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