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 Rates Drop, New Hires Are Up

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports plenty of Chicago retailers are hiring.

10/03/2014

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Expert Says To Remain Vigilant In Light Of Data Breaches

It feels like déjà vu as word of another major retailer hacked, this time Jewel Osco. You might want to roll your eyes and throw your hands up in frustration, but CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains why that’s the last thing you should do.

09/30/2014

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Rauner Invokes Harold Washington In Quinn Attack Ad

Once again, a political opponent is trying to capitalize on a falling-out between Chicago’s first black mayor and Democrat Pat Quinn, who wants another term as governor. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

09/25/2014

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NFL’s Troubles Help Shine Light On Domestic Violence, Advocates Say

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports some women feel it’s about time.

09/18/2014

Jicheng Liu, 32, is charged with cyber-stalking and suspected of running a high-end fencing operation, after police recovered hundreds of stolen items from his home. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Man Sentenced To Eight Years For Stealing From Lincoln Park Garages

A Chicago man accused of stealing more than a million dollars’ worth of other people’s possessions was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday.

09/16/2014

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It’s Cold Enough For Some To Fire Up The Furnace

Some Chicago-area residents have cried uncle after this week’s drop in temperatures. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

09/12/2014

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Chicago State Students On Alert After Coed Is Attacked Near Campus

Chicago state security officials were passing out flyers Thursday, detailing the sexual attack of student just steps from the campus. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

09/11/2014

A sign marks the entrance to the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on May 30, 2014 in Hines, Illinois. Hines, which is located in suburban Chicago, has been linked to allegations that administrators kept secret waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals so hospital executives could collect bonuses linked to meeting standards for rapid treatment. Today, as the scandal continued to grow, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned from his post. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Veterans Show Up In Force To Complain About Care At Hines VA Hospital

Veterans around the country, including here in Chicago, finally had their say about the scandal surrounding the VA health care system. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

09/04/2014

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Lawndale Family Excited To Return To Welcoming School

Last year thousands students were going to new so called “welcoming” schools after CPS closed 49 schools. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker returns to school with a Lawndale family whose concern has been replaced by excitement.

09/02/2014

The Jackie Robinson West players got to enjoy some games and pizza at their home park after the rally. (Credit: Chicago Park District)

JRW Players, Parents Ready To Resume Normal Lives

After the big rally in Millennium Park, the Jackie Robinson West players headed back to their home park for a party featuring pizza and bouncy houses.

08/27/2014

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JRW Success Tribute To Hard Work, Sacrifice By Both Players And Parents

For 10 days they captured the hearts of Chicago and the nation. On Wednesday, the city will reward the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars for their hard work with two big rallies and a parade.

08/26/2014

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Chicago Students Reminded About First Day Of School Next Week

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes us to Pilsen, where the push involves the entire community and a little help from nearby college students.

08/26/2014

Demonstrators walk through the street near the Buzz Westfall Justice Center where a grand jury will begin looking at the circumstances surrounding the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 21, 2014 in Clayton, Missouri. The protesters are asking that justice be brought against the police officer that shot Brown on August 9. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Chicagoan Arrested In Ferguson Says Police There Are ‘Out Of Control’

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talked to a Chicago man who spent more than five hours behind bars in the St. Louis-area community, which has been racked by unrest.

08/21/2014

The members of the 1983 Jackie Robinson West baseball team. (Photo provided)

’83 Jackie Robinson West Team Proud Of Their Modern-Day Counterparts

Thirty-one years ago, another JRW team made the trip to Pennsylvania. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker caught up with some of those players.

08/15/2014

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Mother Of Victim In Joliet Double Murder Speaks Out

The angry mom of the victim of a brutal murder is speaking out. She talked at the trial of Bethany McKee, one of four murder suspects in a horrific case.

08/12/2014

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School Starting Back Earlier For Many Suburban Students

August is the new September for back to school. Hundreds of students across the suburbs return to class Tuesday.

08/11/2014

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Joliet Murder Defendant’s Father ‘Couldn’t Fathom’ Call From Daughter About Killings

Bill McKee is in court every day for the murder trial of his daughter, Bethany. She’s in jail because he turned her in. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/07/2014

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App Allows Users To Lock Debit Cards

You probably lock your front door when you leave home, your car when you aren’t driving it and your smartphone when you’re not using it. Pretty soon you may be able to lock your credit cards too.

08/06/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Defendant Describes Gruesome Joliet Double Murder In Video Statement Played In Court

In her own words, Bethany McKee talked about how she and three others killed the pair, partied after the murders and then planned to get away with it.

08/05/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Joliet Double Murder Victims Killed For Money

Prosecutors say robbery was the motive behind a gruesome double murder, and they say the suspects only got away with $120.

08/04/2014

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