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.
Metra and other railroads have until the end of 2015 to install “positive train control” systems – which allow a computer to override human error, and take control of a train, but railroads have asked for a three-year extension to implement the system.
A CTA watchdog group is revealing some new information about the makers of the Ventra card that just might have you scratching your head asking what was the CTA thinking?
Set your computer mouse aside. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports on some of the biggest fallacies about the online shopping day.
Old Navy offered an incredible chance to win a $1 million prize to one person in the first waves of shoppers on Black Friday. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Pat Frazier still has photos of the of the shell that was left after the 1990 tornado wiped out most of her two-bedroom home. It’s still painful, CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
If you wave your wallet over Ventra card readers, beware. Other cards in there could be mistakenly charged a transit fee. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker talks with military veterans about the current job market.
Popular and expensive Starter jackets will no longer be displayed prominently at the front of Sports Authority stores. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
In just a couple of months, pot will be legal in Illinois. The sale of medical marijuana promises big changes to our communities. But as Dorothy Tucker reports, you might not like some of them.
Before you know it, selling weed in Illinois will be legal as the state’s medical marijuana law takes effect in January. It’s expected to rake in $60 million the first year. Dorothy Tucker reports on the many ways you can cash in.
Out of the more than 60 elementary charters across the state, none of them hold a top-50 spot based on test scores. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on what led to this cold crisis.
CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker talks with locals about continuing enrollment problems associated with the Affordable Care Act.
Four will be turned into Jewel-Osco stores, what happens to the other 68 is a big mystery. Some fear the once-thriving stores will be turned into vacant eyesores. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Come Monday, you won’t be able to reload a CTA Chicago Card or buy a new magnetic strip transit card. It’s all part of the transition to the new Ventra Card. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS’s Dorothy Tucker shows us how schools are scrambling, no thanks to the continuing federal government shutdown.
It’s official: The Affordable Care Act takes effect today, meaning you can begin shopping for health insurance.
The website where millions of Americans can shop for insurance goes live on Tuesday Oct. 1. Applying is kind of like shopping for a flight on an airline website. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports many people with jobs that provide health benefits already could be disappointed by what they find.
CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker fields questions from Chicago area residents about the Affordable Care Act.