Dorothy Tucker

tucker Dorothy TuckerDorothy 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.


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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.

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More Bad News For Some East Chicago Residents: Lead In The Water

The EPA has found that 18 out of 43 homes it recently tested had lead in the water. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

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An exit sign at an Avondale building with artist studios. (CBS)

Could Oakland Tragedy Occur Here In Chicago?

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.

12/05/2016

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Planned Parenthood Sees Surge In Visits Following Trump’s Election

Under the provisions of Obamacare, health insurers must cover birth control for women. Trump has said he will repeal and replace the program.

12/02/2016

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‘Tis The Season To Protect Your Holiday Packages

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has some tips on preventing your merchandise from being swiped or damaged.

12/01/2016

Holli talks with CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker. (CBS)

Manager Insulted In Customer-Rant Video Feels The Love From Strangers

Things got ugly in a 45-minute, racially laced tirade at Michaels. Meet the woman who was on the receiving end of the hatred. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

12/01/2016

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Fenwick High Hopes Its Hail-Mary To Judge Will Change Football Game Outcome

An officiating error led to Plainfield North’s victory in a semifinals game last weekend. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has this update.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2016

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Getting The Biggest Bang For Your ‘Black Friday’ Bucks

A retail expert offers tips on finding the best prices. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

11/21/2016

Gasoline stations are still using swipe-mode credit card pay stations. (CBS)

Identity Thieves Laying Traps At Gasoline Pumps

It’s one of the last retail outlets where credit cards are still “swiped,” rather than inserted for chip reading. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

11/14/2016

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Calls To Crisis Hotlines Have Spiked Since Trump’s Election: Chicago Health Officials

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker looks at some of the faces behind the numbers.

11/14/2016

CPD Met With BLM After Racial Tensions Close Marist High School (CBS)

CPD Met With BLM After Racial Tensions Close Marist High School

In an unprecedented move, Chicago Police, school authorities and Black Lives Matter students met Friday behind closed doors after racial tensions closed a high school and shook parents.

11/11/2016

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‘Sanctuary City’ Status May Hurt Chicago With Trump Administration

President-elect Donald Trump threatened to cancel federal funding to sanctuary cities. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

11/10/2016

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Chicago Woman’s Picture Used In Fake Clinton Campaign Tweet

Deborah Williams is angry that someone apparently tried to fool voters into thinking they can vote by text. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

11/07/2016

A Sheridan Park home flies the W flag. (CBS)

Cubs Championship Unifies Chicago: “The ‘W’ Means ‘We'”

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes us from the South Side to the North Side and shows an outpouring of appreciation for a job well done.

11/03/2016

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Police Asking For Overtime Pay After Hyde Park Halloween Misconduct

Hundreds of teens who converged Monday night on Hyde Park may have though they were having a night of Halloween fun, but Chicago Police want parents of the kids involved to pay for their overtime.

11/01/2016

This Chicago emissions testing site will close this week. (CBS)

Come Tuesday, Chicagoans Will Have To Drive To ‘Burbs For Emissions Testing

Will the lines be long? Stay tuned, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

10/31/2016

During the 1945 World Series at Wrigley Field, tickets sold for just $6.

Today’s World Series Souvenirs Could Be Worth A Fortune In The Future

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker consults an expert on the best bets for souvenir-buyers.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2016

Herb Kent, 88, Radio Legend, died on Oct. 22, 2016. |  Photo courtesy of iHeartMedia

Legendary DJ Herb Kent Fondly Remembered During Listener Call-In Monday

On Monday, callers to V103 remembered the personality known as “The Cool Gent,” CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

10/24/2016

Raggedy Anne Daycare Center, Elmhurst (CBS)

Teacher Bothered By Smell Of Coconut Oil In A Child’s Hair

A child was targeted at her daycare in Elmhurst for the use of hair care products.

10/14/2016

A man jumped on the hood of a car to stop a hit-and-run driver Tuesday morning in Riverside. (Credit: Riverside police)

Man Jumps On Hood Of Car To Stop Hit-And-Run Driver

A man jumped Tuesday on the hood of a car, in the efforts to stop the driver from leaving the scene of a crash in west suburban Riverside.

10/13/2016

Chicago Public Schools Headquarters

Everyone Wins, Everyone Loses In CTU-CPS Tentative Agreement

It took 18 months for all three players to reach a tentative agreement, and according to labor expert Bob Bruno, everyone walks away with a win and a loss.

10/11/2016

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