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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Inside the Liquidation Sale at Sports Authority

The going out of business sale at Sports Authority is on, but are shoppers really getting a good deal?


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Suburban Schools Face Tough Choices Without State Education Budget

The head of the Chicago Public Schools has warned schools won’t open in fall without a state education budget from Springfield, but the city isn’t alone in facing potentially drastic fallout from the ongoing political stalemate at the capitol.


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Lead Testing Begins At Tanner Elementary School

Testing for lead poisoning began Tuesday for the nearly 400 students at Tanner Elementary School.


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Chicago Schools May Share Teachers To Make Ends Meet

And yes, increase class sizes. The continuing budget fallout continues. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.



New Ad Technology Begs Question: Is Big Brother Selling You Out?

With today’s billboards, you can literally be a target on the road. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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To Avoid Long Airport Lines, Queue Up At Your Local TSA ‘Precheck’ Office

It’s one solution: Pay $85 to get a special “precheck” status that will move you faster through the airport. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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School In Berwyn Already Accommodating Transgender Students

A federal directive had ordered school districts across the country, to accommodate transgender students.


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Finding Summer Travel Deals Could Be Easier Than Ever

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on how to find the best summer travel deals.


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Mother Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Death Of Disabled Daughter

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has more on why it happened.


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Moms Being Honored Across Chicago Area

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker shows us how so many people are coming up with different and unique ways to celebrate.


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Grant Park Getting Ready For Expanded Draft Town

The NFL Draft is back for a second year in Chicago, turning Grant Park into Draft Town and this year, it promises to be bigger and better than before.


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Parents Outraged After Removal Of Popular Principal

Parents at a North Side elementary school are upset after their popular principal was suddenly removed.



What Are The Main Sticking Points Between CPS, Teachers?

The teacher strike threat looming in Chicago is a massive difference of opinion. So what’s the truth and what’s the real sticking point?


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At Gary High School, Disbelief And Heartbreak Over Death Of Former Student

Annette January, 19, was a standout athlete and student at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy. She died over the weekend in a Louisiana shootout — an innocent bystander. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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It May Be Cheaper To Switch To ComEd, Chicago Area Consumers Are Discovering

A number of municipalities had struck deals with alternative-energy providers. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Marijuana Oil: New Hope For Kids With Epilepsy?

One Chicago area mother thinks so. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on a new treatment available locally.


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Retired Cop: CPD Lieutenant Exam Cheating Allegations ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

The new Chicago interim police superintendent is under investigation for allegedly helping his fiancée and others pass the test to become a lieutenant.


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After Last Week’s One-Day Strike, What’s Next For CPS, Teachers?

Negotiations are back on this week between the Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union.


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Eddie Johnson, Chicago’s New Top Cop, Left His Mark On Sixth Police District

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with residents.




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