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.
There is uncertainty, confusion and questions among many parents in the Chicago Public Schools system. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports on the options available to them.
The plan, called safe passage- involves not only police, but firefighters, animal control officers and streets and san employees. CBS 2′s Dorothy tucker explains why they’re so upset.
Two hundred families still can’t return home in Marseilles. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Chicago teachers are in the planning stages of a massive three-day walk to protest a decision to close 53 schools. Participants plan to march to each of the targeted buildings on May 18, 19 and 20.
It’s a case of racial discrimination you don’t see every day. Allegations of bullying in East Aurora have caught the attention of federal investigators from the Department of Education. Dorothy Tucker reports.
The Senate passed a bill giving states the power to collect taxes from online sales. As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, consumers aren’t the only ones who are unhappy.
Burglary suspects who ran over two Elgin police officers led authorities on a 115-mile, high-speed chase that stretched into Wisconsin before they were stopped early Saturday.
Experts say you won’t find the usual summer air-fare wars, but there are still some bargains you don’t want to miss. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
School officials plan to provide safe passage along the routes from every school that’s closing to every school that’s receiving students as long as it’s needed. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Sadly, the warm weather often means more crime. Jason in the Uptown neighborhood sent us an e-mail about a shooting this week near Truman College. In this Original Report, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker caught up with officers walking the beat near the scene of the crime.
Police believe the aim was to knock the garage doors off their tracks and try to create enough space to slip inside. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
At a time when Chicago is planning to close dozens of public schools, the city is also expanding its pre-kindergarten program.
As Chicago Public Schools officials get closer to closing more than 50 elementary schools, they were releasing new details Tuesday on how they plan to tackle one of the most sensitive issues: blending two schools into one.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on why the trail seems to have gone cold in the murder of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins.
It was their special night out in downtown Chicago, but then they were left stranded outside a parking garage in the cold without their car keys.
Dozen schools closing are named after famous African-Americans. It’s not just losing a building in the community but losing a part of the black history. Dorothy Tucker talked to the daughters of Olympic champion Jesse Owens.
(CBS) — Anyone in college knows that paying the bills can be just plain hard. Fourteen million full-time college students work at least part-time to pay their tuition. Nationally, tuition has increased an average of [...]
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at two schools set to take in pupils — and why some parents don’t want them.
The eight Chicago school buses brazenly stolen last week for scrapping may not be an isolated case. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
This weekend, the city’s first high school dedicated to students with dyslexia will hold an open house. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
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- Two Shot Near Roosevelt CTA StationAround 11:10 a.m., a 57-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were shot in the 1100 block of South State Street.256
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- Senate Passes Ban On Handheld Cell Phones While DrivingThe proposal says drivers must use hands-free devices or speakerphone features.127
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