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.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote speech during the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's International Women's Luncheon June 27, 2016 in Chicago Illinois. Clinton addressed gun violence across the country and referred to the Orlando, Florida Pulse nightclub shooting and the uptick in gun crime across Chicago. (Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Stumps In Chicago

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee touched on Chicago’s violence. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


These two parking lots between Soldier Field and McCormick Place have been proposed as the future home of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a collection of artwork owned by Star Wars creator George Lucas. The lots would be moved underground and replaced with a $1 billion museum. (Credit: CBS)

Report: Group May Be Willing To Drop Fight Against Lucas Museum On Lakefront

A published report says the Friends of the Parks organization has a list of demands in exchange for backing off.


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Will Chicago Rider’s Death Shine Light On Bicycle Safety?

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Gay Chicago Teens Concerned For Their Safety, In Wake Of Orlando

At Whitney Young, there was a moment of silence Monday for the victims in Orlando — and a reminder of the importance of tolerance. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Muhammad Ali’s Generosity Resonates In Chicago Today

From boxing clubs for youth to the founding of a mosque, the boxing legend helped the city where he spent some of his prime years. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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The ‘SPF’ Rating On Your Sun Block May Not Be Accurate, Warns Consumer Reports

It could be much weaker. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Inside the Liquidation Sale at Sports Authority

The going out of business sale at Sports Authority is on, but are shoppers really getting a good deal?


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Suburban Schools Face Tough Choices Without State Education Budget

The head of the Chicago Public Schools has warned schools won’t open in fall without a state education budget from Springfield, but the city isn’t alone in facing potentially drastic fallout from the ongoing political stalemate at the capitol.


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Lead Testing Begins At Tanner Elementary School

Testing for lead poisoning began Tuesday for the nearly 400 students at Tanner Elementary School.


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Chicago Schools May Share Teachers To Make Ends Meet

And yes, increase class sizes. The continuing budget fallout continues. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.



New Ad Technology Begs Question: Is Big Brother Selling You Out?

With today’s billboards, you can literally be a target on the road. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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To Avoid Long Airport Lines, Queue Up At Your Local TSA ‘Precheck’ Office

It’s one solution: Pay $85 to get a special “precheck” status that will move you faster through the airport. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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School In Berwyn Already Accommodating Transgender Students

A federal directive had ordered school districts across the country, to accommodate transgender students.


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Finding Summer Travel Deals Could Be Easier Than Ever

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on how to find the best summer travel deals.


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Mother Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Death Of Disabled Daughter

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has more on why it happened.


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Moms Being Honored Across Chicago Area

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker shows us how so many people are coming up with different and unique ways to celebrate.


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Grant Park Getting Ready For Expanded Draft Town

The NFL Draft is back for a second year in Chicago, turning Grant Park into Draft Town and this year, it promises to be bigger and better than before.


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Parents Outraged After Removal Of Popular Principal

Parents at a North Side elementary school are upset after their popular principal was suddenly removed.



What Are The Main Sticking Points Between CPS, Teachers?

The teacher strike threat looming in Chicago is a massive difference of opinion. So what’s the truth and what’s the real sticking point?



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