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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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Protesters Slam Walgreens For Considering Swiss Tax Shelter

Walgreens recently merged with a foreign company, which allows it to take advantage of a tax loophole and move — on paper. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/24/2014

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Saving At The Pump: Is A Gas Rewards Card Right For You?

Gasoline prices are dropping a little, but we’re still paying an average of $3.80 per gallon for regular unleaded in the Chicago area. One way to save at the pump is by using a gas rewards credit card. There are a lot of them out there, so CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker looked at how to choose the best one for you.

07/21/2014

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Lakeview Residents Claim Tickets Issued Despite Absence Of ‘No Parking’ Signs

There’s not a lot of free parking in the city today, so imagine the reaction for some drivers who found a stretch of road without any “no parking” signs in sight.

07/15/2014

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Madigan Files Lawsuits Against Alleged Student Debt Scammers

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits today against two companies she claims exploit people struggling to repay student loan debts.

07/14/2014

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Experts Offer Range Of Ideas To Protect Yourself Against ID Theft

Is buying insurance the way to go? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker looks at different options.

07/07/2014

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Reasonable Rents Getting Harder To Come By In Chicago Area

In this Original Report, Dorothy Tucker reports why reasonable rents are a rarity.
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07/07/2014

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Some Families Celebrate Their First Fourths As Americans

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with some newly sworn American citizens about the Fourth of July holiday.

07/04/2014

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Stars-And-Stripes Fashion Trend Draws Mixed Response From Veterans

Clothing adorned with the Stars and Stripes is all the rage these days – but not everyone is ready to salute the fashion trend. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/03/2014

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Some Marketers Offer Cash For Your Smart-Phone Pictures

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains how regular folks are converting their selfies into cash.

06/26/2014

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Organizers Make Changes To Accommodate Crowds For World Cup Viewing Party

A massive crowd of 20,000 people in Chicago cheered Team USA in Sunday’s draw against Portugal in their second game of the World Cup.

06/23/2014

The former Dominick's store in the South Shore neighborhood is the only Dominick's location that has yet to find a new owner, but local residents think they've found a buyer in New Orleans-based Sterling Farms, owned by actor and entrepreneur Wendell Pierce. (Credit: CBS)

South Shore Residents Prod City To Find Dominick’s Replacement

It’s the only vacant Dominick’s store left in Chicago, and now people who live nearby are taking matters into their own hands. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

06/16/2014

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City Still Towing And Ticketing Cars After West Loop Parking Ban Lifted

Last July, announcing a two-hour parking ban on some West Loop streets, aimed at preventing people who work or visit downtown from taking up the free spots all day long. The ban ended in December, but signs enforcing the parking restrictions did not come down.

06/06/2014

One of two 12-year-old girls accused of brutally stabbing a classmate appears in Waukesha County Court on an adult charge of attempted murder. (Credit: CBS)

Wisconsin Girls Charged In Friend’s Stabbing Claim Inspiration From Website

In a crime that shocked the nation, two 12-years-old Wisconsin girls are accused of stabbing their best friend and they may have been influenced by a website.

06/03/2014

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South Siders Resigned To Idea Obama Family May Not Return

A blog suggests the Obamas could be headed to New York City. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker finds a mix of understanding and disappointment on Chicago’s South Side.

06/02/2014

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Consumers Turning To Twitter To Air Beefs

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker shows you a new way more customers are getting their complaints seen and resolved.

05/15/2014

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That Wedding Dress Deal Online? It May Be Too Good To Be True

Thousands of bad websites are ripping off brides to be. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks to one victim.

05/12/2014

Ash trees that were infested with the emerald ash borer have been dumped in this lot by the city. (Credit: Dorothy Tucker)

Gresham Residents Surprised By Mountain Of Tree Debris

Some call the mountain of tree branches and trucks an eyesore. Others complain it’s a haven for crime. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/09/2014

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Chicago-Based Jet Magazine To End Print Edition, Become Online-Only

Jet Magazine, a staple in African-American homes for 63 years, is pulling the plug on print. The Chicago based publication is shifting to online-only.

05/07/2014

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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

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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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