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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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

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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

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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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Website Analyzes How Old You Look

If you could log onto a website and upload a selfie to find out how old you really look, and how long you’ll probably live, would you do it?

07/29/2014

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Older Men With Guns Rob Pharmacy, Make Off With Viagra, Other Drugs

Causing little attention, two men in their late-50s entered a West Side medical center on the pretense of wanting to see the dentist. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/28/2014

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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

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