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.
Who was Laquan McDonald? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at his complicated life from the view of educators and family friends.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports from Grant Park.
Metromile offers an alternative to flat-rate auto insurance policies, but is it right for you? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Lt. Joseph “G.I. Joe” Gliniewicz may have illegally used a Michigan company’s graphic design. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Martin Crowley is general manager of his own fantasy football team. If the players he picks online do well in real life, he wins. If they don’t, he loses.
The North American Meat Institute calls the report “dramatic and alarmist” and argues cancer is a complex disease “not caused by single foods.”
Wendy Katten is hoping the indictment of Barbara Bryd-Bennett prompts school board members to listen to parents when they raise concerns about an issue.
In a video deposition, Talisha Lillard denies any involvement in the death of 98-year-old Dorothy Byrd. Byrd was a resident at Holland Homes Assisted Living where Lillard was a nurse.
They’re hoping to send a message to CPS to stop the cuts, but CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports the message is falling on “broke” ears.
A big change is coming to your favorite stores. They have one day left to prepare for chip-enabled cards, but CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, many stores aren’t ready.
The days of a repo man sneaking on your property, and taking your car in the middle of the night, may be ending.
Trying to decide which one to choose can be overwhelming. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker helps you cut through the clutter in this report.
The Amazon comedy-drama is based on the family experiences of Lane Tech alum Jill Soloway.
Scores of women who signed up for the Chicago “Women Rock” event are complaining about last-minute changes that are shortening their time on the track. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Three teens on bicycles zooming down Church Street started shooting. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, homeowners aren’t the only ones putting on the boxing gloves.
Indiana State Police Trooper Aron Weller has written at least 6,600 tickets in his eight-year career. But he’d never changed his mind and tore one up until last Sunday. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at where retailers stand less than a month from the switchover deadline — and what it means to you if they don’t make it.
(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.