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.

Cheerleader Forced To Do Splits

A 13-year-old cheerleader in Denver, Colo. was forced to split by her coach, Ozell Williams, a former member of the Jesse White Tumblers. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/24/2017

Make Your House Sell For More With These Simple Tips

Is it possible to upgrade your home on a budget? CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker shows you how.

08/14/2017

How Does A Reverse Mortgage Work?

CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker reports on the mechanism that allows seniors to stay in their home.

08/11/2017

Need To Save Money? Go On A Spending Diet

Can you spend nothing extra for the next 30 days and still live well? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with experts.

08/07/2017

Your Sunscreen May Have Expired

Some retailers are stocking expired product, so consumers should be careful when buying and storing the sprays or lotions. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/02/2017

CTE Study: Widow Of Bears Player Recalls Ex-Athlete’s Mental Decline

The brain of the late Larry Morris was one of 111 studied by researchers, who came to jarring conclusions about CTE. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2017

Clothing Consignment: How Much Can You Save?

CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker takes a look at clothing resale.

07/18/2017

Flood Water Seeps Into Dealership’s Cars

One north suburban auto dealer was hit hard by this week’s rain and flash flooding. How can consumers protect themselves from buying damaged goods? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/13/2017

What To Expect When The Illinois Income Tax Jumps

The reductions in peoples’ paychecks will be retroactive to July 1.

07/07/2017

After Illinois State Budget Deal, Who Gets Paid First?

There is a pecking order, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/06/2017

Finding Hidden Treasures In Employee Benefits

CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker shows you perks you might be wasting.

06/22/2017

Cancer Survivor’s Wife ‘Terrified’ Of U.S. Senate Health Care Bill

Dozens of demonstrators protested the bill in Chicago. Critics say 600,000 people would lose coverage in Illinois.

06/22/2017

Students March For Peace

Some 2,300 students from the Perspective Network of Charter Schools were joined by community activists, current and former politicians.

06/02/2017

Tips To Save On Summer Travel

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has some ideas for cutting your costs.

06/01/2017

Illegal? Towing Company Demands Cash To Retrieve Personal Belongings

Kalen Tartt’s car was legally towed to GTS towing’s site in Dolton. He didn’t have the money to get it out. He just wanted his belongings. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

06/01/2017

New Abuse Allegations Detailed Against Hastert

A lawsuit claims a grade-schooler was sexually assaulted by Dennis Hastert in the 1970s in a public restroom. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/30/2017

Neighbors Remember Slain Judge

Raymond Myles was murdered on his back porch during a robbery. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on efforts to make the neighborhood safer.

05/29/2017

Mortgage-Fraud Defendant Interrupts, Delays His Own Bond Hearing

Mark Diamond is accused of defrauding seniors of millions. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/25/2017

Early Retirement: Could You Do It?

It’s not easy. But some have figured out how to pull it off, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/24/2017

Cost Cutter: How To Save On Makeup

CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker shows you how to cut those beauty costs and even get some products for free.

05/23/2017

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