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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.

A customer uses the credit card scanner at a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Target announced that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between November 27 and December 15 may have been stolen. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Is It Safer To Shop With Credit Or Debit?

All these recent credit card hacks might have you wondering what to do. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker says it all begins with a simple question.


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Snow Blowers Flying Out Of Stores

This winter’s constant snowfall has become a boon to retailers and stores that repair snow-clearing equipment. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.


The chip of a German debit card by German bank Sparkasse is pictured on January 8, 2010 in Leipzig. (AFP PHOTO DDP / SEBASTIAN WILLNOW)

Security Breaches Spur Discussion: Should U.S. Adopt ‘Chipped’ Credit Cards?

Many experts agree the U.S. marketplace should replace the magnetic stripe on credit cards with a computer chip, as is used in Europe and elsewhere. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.


The unveiled Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medal.  (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Family Of Local Olympian Traveling To Sochi Despite Security Concerns

CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker talked to the Chicago family of one Olympic hopeful and determined to get their fears aside to cheer a loved one to victory.


Michael Murphy's gift card was mysteriously drained. (CBS)

Area Man’s Gift Card May Have Been ‘Pre-Hacked’

Michael Murphy’s gift card for Jewel went from $45 to zero without any use from him. What happened? CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Many Hot Jobs For 2014 Offer Good Pay Without Needing A Suit And Tie

The hot jobs for 2014 are out and this year’s list includes much more than the usual high tech white collar finance careers.


Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Metra Still Working On Cold-Related Problems That Hobbled Service This Week

Metra can’t guarantee it won’t have even more delays Friday because it is still dealing with this bitter blast. The problem, once again: frozen switches on tracks.
CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.



Agencies Could Be Collecting Personal Data You Think Is Private

Have you ever bounced a check, paid your rent late or gotten a ticket?


Icicles. (Credit: CBS)

Icicles A Big Concern For Chicago-Area Homeowners

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports if icicles are hanging from your roof top, you need to check the inside of your home to make sure you don’t have any damage.


Empty shelves at a Chicago Dominick's store as the final days tick away. (CBS)

Fates Still Uncertain For Many Dominick’s Stores, As Shelves Grow Emptier

Friday, customers were taking advantage of discounts of 75 percent. But with the sales come questions about what happens to the stores that haven’t been purchased by competitors. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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)

State-Run Website Educates Patients, Doctors About New Medical Marijuana Law

The new state law takes effect Jan. 1. It’s designed to tightly control subscriptions of medical marijuana – not marijuana for recreational use – for patients suffering from specified conditions, such as glaucoma.


A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

How To Haggle With Online Retailers

It sounds simple enough: Contact a retailer and share the lower price you saw on a competitor’s website. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker puts the method to a test.



Professor: Mandela Was ‘A President For The World’

A Chicago professor who considered former South Africa President Nelson Mandela a friend said the loss of the equal rights icon was the death of “a president for the world.”


This file video screen grab shows Nelson Mandela arriving in Chicago in 1993. (CBS)

With ’93 Chicago Visit, Mandela Raised Millions To Run For President Of South Africa

Nelson Mandela, who died at age 95 today, created quite a stir when he visited Chicago back in 1993. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Metra Seeks Delay In Deadline For New Safety System, Citing Cost

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.


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CTA Watchdog: Ventra Parent Company Cubic Has History Of Problems

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?


A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Consumer Myths Surround Cyber Monday

Set your computer mouse aside. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports on some of the biggest fallacies about the online shopping day.


An Old Navy store in Chicago. (CBS)

Retailer Tries To Lure Consumers Through The Doors With Million-Dollar Giveaway

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.


An F-5 tornado struck the Village of Plainfield in August, 1990. (CBS)

Plainfield Tornado Survivors Say Time, Patience Will Help Heal Hard-Hit Illinois Communities

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.


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Latest Ventra Issue: Tap Wallet On Reader, Get Fees Deducted From Wrong Card

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.