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 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.
Four days after the blizzard, some neighborhoods feel slighted, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The slow-going process to rebuild has some asking for donation refunds.
An infant whose name was synonymous with the importance of organ donations grew up to be an adult. Though he died tragically in a recent car accident, his father wants the cause to continue. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports the street lights on Halsted between 127th and 128th had been out for the last three weeks before coming back on Tuesday evening.
The passing of Cubs great Ernie Banks is prompting some fans to seek out his baseball memorabilia. There’s plenty of stuff on eBay, but experts say the not as much as you might think because as CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports people with the good stuff are hoarding it.
Pilgrim Baptist Church was destroyed by a fire nine years ago and has never been rebuilt, despite promises and financial pledges. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.