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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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Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Level Since September 2008

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at who’s been doing the hiring in Chicago.

05/02/2014

Al Raby students who won a stock market challenge. (Credit: CBS)

West Side High School Students Win Stock Market Challenge

A group of West Side teens are beating the odds, all thanks to the stock market. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker introduces the budding Wall Street wizzes in the Original Report.

04/22/2014

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ER Doctor: Children Gunshot Victims Make It ‘Personal’

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker spent the day in the emergency room at Stroger Hospital talking with those on the front lines.

04/21/2014

The CTA has rebuilt 10 miles of the Red Line, from 95th Street to Chinatown. (CBS)

Far South Side Residents Endorse Red Line Extension

The CTA has an ambitious proposal in the works: extending the Red Line from 95th Street south to 130th, with four stops along the way. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/18/2014

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Resident Complains West Side Park Is In Disrepair

Nicole Ellison tired of waiting for someone to fix the crumbling stairs outside the field house at Altgeld Park. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/17/2014

Several people were injured in a pair of explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

One Year Later, Chicago Area Runners Remember Boston Bombings

One year ago, Mark Busiak was in Boston and on Tuesday, he stood outside Old St. Pat’s where bells marked the anniversary of the Boston tragedy.

04/15/2014

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Parking Meter Convenience App Being Test-Driven In West Loop

The pilot program, which will last two to three weeks, is being conducted in an area bounded by Madison to Monroe and Halsted to Racine.

04/14/2014

George Lucas. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Could ‘Star Wars’ Creator Build Museum Here In Chicago?

George Lucas is looking to build a museum to honor digital design and art. Is the Force with Chicago? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/10/2014

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Windows XP Users Left With Decision To Make

One in every four PC owners are using Windows XP and today they have a decision to make: upgrade or unplug? Dorothy Tucker explains.

04/08/2014

Roger Ebert. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Roger Ebert’s Wife Reflects On His Passing One Year Later

It was a year ago that Chicago lost one of its living treasures: film critic Roger Ebert. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with his widow, Chaz, about how she’s remembering him.

04/04/2014

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Diabetic Shares His Story And Advises: Don’t Ignore The Warnings

Anthony Graham has lost 63 pounds in the last year, something he hadn’t planned. Then the headaches began. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/03/2014

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If You Got Sick Or Died, Would Your Family Be Able To Access Your Online Accounts?

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has some advice on sharing your usernames and passwords with family members, in case the worst happens.

03/31/2014

President Barack Obama signs his signature health care reform bill into law after a year-long, bitter, partisan debate.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Deadline Looms For Affordable Care Act Signup

Don’t delay. Enroll today.

03/21/2014

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Identity Thieves Targeting Tax Refunds

Chicago is among the top five cities for refund-related tax ID theft. In this original report Dorothy Tucker takes a look at how easy it is to become a victim and what you can do to protect yourself.

03/12/2014

A pile of road salt that public works crews in northwest suburban McHenry will use on roads during the year's first snowstorm on Dec. 20, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

More Snow To Stretch Already Thin Salt Supplies

The forecasted snow is the last thing towns with busted budgets need. The long winter is forcing towns and villages to stretch their salt supplies.

03/11/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Marijuana Commercials Could Start Airing In Chicago Area

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at them in this original report, and you decide if you want to buy what they’re selling.

03/03/2014

A Ventra fare card reader. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Begins Payments For Ventra After Improved Performance

CBS 2 has learned the CTA has quietly paid the makers of its Ventra card $2.4 million. That’s just for the first three months.

02/27/2014

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Record Number Of Chicagoans Without Water Due To Frozen Pipes

City crews are scrambling and a record number of people are without water because of frozen pipes.

02/21/2014

Magda Walczak retrieves a package from  her doorstep. (CBS)

Are You A ‘Returnaholic’ With Online Buys? If So, Retailers Have Their Eye On You

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the punishment you could face for returning to sender too many times.

02/20/2014

Jason Brown of the United States competes during the Figure Skating Men's Free Skating on day seven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Highland Park Proud Of Olympian Jason Brown

How did the figure skater do in Sochi? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/14/2014

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