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.
The forecasted snow is the last thing towns with busted budgets need. The long winter is forcing towns and villages to stretch their salt supplies.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at them in this original report, and you decide if you want to buy what they’re selling.
CBS 2 has learned the CTA has quietly paid the makers of its Ventra card $2.4 million. That’s just for the first three months.
City crews are scrambling and a record number of people are without water because of frozen pipes.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the punishment you could face for returning to sender too many times.
How did the figure skater do in Sochi? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
City crews freed cars stuck in the ice for days after a water main break in the Albany Park neighborhood.
On February 19, 2007, 13-year-old Lazarus Jones was beaten to death on a Chicago street corner. Pamela Jones is still looking for the killer of her son, who police believe was a victim of mistaken identity.
People have been feeling less energized this winter. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker explains.
All these recent credit card hacks might have you wondering what to do. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker says it all begins with a simple question.
This winter’s constant snowfall has become a boon to retailers and stores that repair snow-clearing equipment. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Many experts agree the U.S. marketplace should replace the magnetic stripe on credit cards with a computer chip, as is used in Europe and elsewhere. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker talked to the Chicago family of one Olympic hopeful and determined to get their fears aside to cheer a loved one to victory.
Michael Murphy’s gift card for Jewel went from $45 to zero without any use from him. What happened? CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The hot jobs for 2014 are out and this year’s list includes much more than the usual high tech white collar finance careers.
Metra can’t guarantee it won’t have even more delays Friday because it is still dealing with this bitter blast. The problem, once again: frozen switches on tracks.
CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Have you ever bounced a check, paid your rent late or gotten a ticket?
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports if icicles are hanging from your roof top, you need to check the inside of your home to make sure you don’t have any damage.
Friday, customers were taking advantage of discounts of 75 percent. But with the sales come questions about what happens to the stores that haven’t been purchased by competitors. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The new state law takes effect Jan. 1. It’s designed to tightly control subscriptions of medical marijuana – not marijuana for recreational use – for patients suffering from specified conditions, such as glaucoma.