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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Rep. Dunkin Denies Allegations His Campaign Buys Votes

An ally of Dunkin’s opponent unveiled video over the weekend alleging his campaign is buying votes. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Transgender Student Accuses College Instructor Of Discrimination

Anadarith Hurtado should be on his way to class. Instead he’s on his way to complain that his English professor at Harold Washington discriminates against transgenders like him. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Karen Lewis, at lectern, talks about an April 1 work action that teachers may take. (CBS)

Defiant Chicago Teachers Clarify Their Plan For April 1: ‘Day Of Action’

Chicago Public Schools officials says teachers cannot strike until mid-May at the earliest. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker sorts it out.


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Ways To Save Money On Your Prescription Drugs

As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, there are ways for everybody to save money on medicine.


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Parents Ask CPS To Intervene At Charter School Following Lunchroom Brawl

Eighteen students were arrested last week for a fight that broke out in the lunchroom.


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School Lunchroom Brawl Could Have Been Prevented, Parent Says

Administrators at Longwood Charter School ignored reports of conflict and bullying, a distraught father says. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Budget Cuts Could Lead To Increase In Class Sizes At Chicago Charter Schools

Charters are also feeling the pain. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the impact of budget cuts on charters in this original report.


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Aldermen Divided On Steering TIF Dollars Away From Community Projects To Held Fund CPS

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has dilemma they’re facing.


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Chicago Teacher Spends Night In Jail After Bank Sit-In

Some teachers think Bank of America has mismanaged Chicago school funds. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Chicago Teachers Union members took to the streets Thursday night. (CBS)

Police Arrest 16 As Chicago Teachers Rally Downtown

They planned to march north to Chicago City Hall to express anger over CPS’s threats to cut $100 million from the budget, which would include layoffs affecting the classroom.


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CTU Delegates Voice Support For Bargaining Team

– Chicago Teachers Union delegates met for 90 minutes Wednesday evening and voiced their support for the actions being taken by the union’s leaders.


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With Application Deadline Approaching, Chicago Police Push For Recruits To Increase Diversity

The deadline to apply for the Chicago Police Department is right around the corner, yet the very people the police are trying to attract are not exactly lining up for the jobs.


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Suit: Cleared Defendants Continue To Be Detained At Cook County Jail

The lawsuit seeks $10,000 for each man who’s been back to jail after being cleared. That would be more than $600 million taxpayers would have to pay.



New IRS Strategy May Make It Harder To Distinguish Tax Collectors From Scammers

Today you can start filing your taxes and that means scammers are firing up their phones.


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Ex-Investigator Says Cedrick Chatman Video Supports His Take: ‘The Shooting Was Not Justified’

Lorenzo Davis says he was fired after he refused to change his ruling in the fatal shooting of a suspect.


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More Than 100 CPS Students Receive Posse Scholarships Covering College Tuition

Hard work paid off for Jose Barrera, a high school senior. He’ll be among more than 100 students recognized for their academic success at a gala Tuesday night. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on what makes him and the others so worthy.


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The New Year Brings Mostly Increased Costs To Consumers

There’s at least one silver lining, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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More People Ringing In The New Year With Job Search: Survey

More than more than a third of all workers say they’re always looking for new opportunities and job stability if the No. 1 thing they’re looking for.


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Teeth — The Next Frontier Of Stem Cell Development?

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on a growing gamble parents are taking to save their children’s lives.


Shoppers walk past demonstrators blocking the entrance to the Under Armour store as they protest the shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Mag Mile Braces For Christmas Eve Protest

Retailers were reluctant Thursday to talk about their concerns on camera, but Water Tower Place security clerks say barricades are stacked and ready, just in case they’re needed to keep protesters out.




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