Dorothy 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.
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.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at who’s been doing the hiring in Chicago.
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.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker spent the day in the emergency room at Stroger Hospital talking with those on the front lines.
The CTA has an ambitious proposal in the works: extending the Red Line from 95th Street south to 130th, with four stops along the way. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Nicole Ellison tired of waiting for someone to fix the crumbling stairs outside the field house at Altgeld Park. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
One year ago, Mark Busiak was in Boston and on Tuesday, he stood outside Old St. Pat’s where bells marked the anniversary of the Boston tragedy.
The pilot program, which will last two to three weeks, is being conducted in an area bounded by Madison to Monroe and Halsted to Racine.
George Lucas is looking to build a museum to honor digital design and art. Is the Force with Chicago? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
One in every four PC owners are using Windows XP and today they have a decision to make: upgrade or unplug? Dorothy Tucker explains.
It was a year ago that Chicago lost one of its living treasures: film critic Roger Ebert. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with his widow, Chaz, about how she’s remembering him.
Anthony Graham has lost 63 pounds in the last year, something he hadn’t planned. Then the headaches began. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has some advice on sharing your usernames and passwords with family members, in case the worst happens.
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Chicago is among the top five cities for refund-related tax ID theft. In this original report Dorothy Tucker takes a look at how easy it is to become a victim and what you can do to protect yourself.
The forecasted snow is the last thing towns with busted budgets need. The long winter is forcing towns and villages to stretch their salt supplies.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at them in this original report, and you decide if you want to buy what they’re selling.
CBS 2 has learned the CTA has quietly paid the makers of its Ventra card $2.4 million. That’s just for the first three months.
City crews are scrambling and a record number of people are without water because of frozen pipes.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the punishment you could face for returning to sender too many times.
How did the figure skater do in Sochi? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.