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.
(CBS) — Exactly one week from today, 400,000 Chicago public school students head back to class. That can mean big changes for many students including new start times this year. So, for many parent the […]
A wreath of white flowers marked the grave of a Chicago teenager, whose brutal killing 60 years today in the Deep South helped launch the civil rights movement.
Some large retailers can simply hand out “reusable” bags — thicker than the old plastic bags — which customers may or may not remember to bring back. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Minutes after a federal jury awarded Michael Jordan $8.9 million in an advertising case against Dominick’s, he said the money would be going to charity.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on what you need to consider before you jump into the market, plus some stocks experts suggest might be worth the gamble.
Friends and family say Isaac Acevedo worked two jobs and was the role model in his family.
His Airness spends most of the day in court, attending the trial that will determine how much Dominick’s owes him for using his name in a 2009 ad without his permission.
Dominick’s used Jordan’s name and Bulls jersey number in a 2009 ad without his permission or payment. The trial unfolding at Chicago’s federal courthouse is to determine how much the defendants should pay for the illegal use.
Crime is an incredibly complex problem, but it appears a simple solution may be working on one block in Chicago.
For some it could be a matter of life and death, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Lorenzo Davis is a former supervising investigator for the board. He says he was fired eleven days ago for refusing to change his findings on six shootings.
The avian influenza has created a turkey shortage at sandwich shops and meat markets across Chicago.
Relatives Nari Safavi will visit his relatives more often now that the us has reached a nuclear agreement with Iran, his birthplace,
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look this latest marketing strategy that could be the start of anew summer trend.
Police say it was a combination of the woman screaming for help and the fact the child was strapped in the stroller that forced the suspect to flee.
When those signs went up on a stretch in Englewood, crime went down. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has this creative plea for peace in this Original Report.
Critics say prospective parents should be studying a school’s academics. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
They won’t get paid until the state budget is passed. As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, some fear the wait could kill them.
Their tactic: a call for help. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Burglars broke into a Humboldt Park restaurant this weekend, just weeks after a nasty message was spray painted on a sign. Now folks are wondering if the two are connected, reports CBS […]