Dorothy 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.
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.
Blue Bell Creamery has recalled every product on store shelves and in restaurants because it could contain a deadly bacteria, and one ice cream parlor in Waukegan has been particularly hard hit.
The U.S. Marshals Service, along with the Chicago Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit, located Ricky Chiles in Lyons, where he took his own life, according to Chicago Police and the marshals service.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at some hot deals, hot new sites and haggling tips that guarantee bargains.
The missing laptops belonged to an energy assistance program that rents space from the church. The laptops contain personal information of 6,000 people. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The driver of a white Jeep that was being towed from a River North parking has revealed what he was thinking when he drove his car off of the tow truck.
Jahlil Okafor and Frank Kaminsky were key figures in the national title game.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on why physicians seem to be leery, even if they have qualifying patients.
The high school failed health inspections in 2013 and 2014. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Officials at Chicago Public Schools aren’t promising a new roof but say contractors will be at the school Monday to make any repairs.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on why the Land of Lincoln isn’t as appealing as it once was.
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.
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.
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.
Some African-American neighborhoods have a dearth of grocery stores. They also won’t have any marijuana dispensaries, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
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.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with advocates and opponents of legalizing the recreational use of cannabis.
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.
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.
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.
Some Bronzeville residents complain that the city hasn’t cracked down on absentee owners. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.