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 mother of a murdered pregnant woman says she was shot in the street like a dog and wants witnesses to come forward.
Paying for bags in Chicago is now the law and some advocates think consumers may be overpaying.
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.
The Congressman is leading the effort that seeks funding from federal, state and city sources to support programs that benefit black males.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb toured the lead contaminated West Calumet Housing Complex and listened to resident concerns.
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.
Governor Eric Holcomb pardoned Keith Cooper, who was sentenced to 40 years in prison for an armed robbery he didn’t commit.
Gov. Eric Holcomb has declared a state of emergency for the East Chicago Superfund site after lead contamination was found in the area.
Appointee Sophia King will find out, as voters encounter a crowded ballot later this month. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker tells us what every woman should know.
Obama’s South Side Chicago neighborhood reflects on his Presidency.
US. attorney Loretta Lynch will be in Chicago on Friday hoping to mandate reforms to the city’s police department.
A local filmmaker marks the end of Obama’s presidency with a documentary that highlights those she refers to as “everyday Chicagoans.”
As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, church services were moved up in an attempt to escape street violence.
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.
Fearing gentrification and higher rents, they’re writing letters to the planners of the Obama Library. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The EPA has found that 18 out of 43 homes it recently tested had lead in the water. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
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.
Under the provisions of Obamacare, health insurers must cover birth control for women. Trump has said he will repeal and replace the program.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has some tips on preventing your merchandise from being swiped or damaged.