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.
A 13-year-old cheerleader in Denver, Colo. was forced to split by her coach, Ozell Williams, a former member of the Jesse White Tumblers. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Is it possible to upgrade your home on a budget? CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker shows you how.
CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker reports on the mechanism that allows seniors to stay in their home.
Can you spend nothing extra for the next 30 days and still live well? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with experts.
Some retailers are stocking expired product, so consumers should be careful when buying and storing the sprays or lotions. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The brain of the late Larry Morris was one of 111 studied by researchers, who came to jarring conclusions about CTE. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker takes a look at clothing resale.
One north suburban auto dealer was hit hard by this week’s rain and flash flooding. How can consumers protect themselves from buying damaged goods? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The reductions in peoples’ paychecks will be retroactive to July 1.
There is a pecking order, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker shows you perks you might be wasting.
Dozens of demonstrators protested the bill in Chicago. Critics say 600,000 people would lose coverage in Illinois.
Some 2,300 students from the Perspective Network of Charter Schools were joined by community activists, current and former politicians.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has some ideas for cutting your costs.
Kalen Tartt’s car was legally towed to GTS towing’s site in Dolton. He didn’t have the money to get it out. He just wanted his belongings. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
A lawsuit claims a grade-schooler was sexually assaulted by Dennis Hastert in the 1970s in a public restroom. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Raymond Myles was murdered on his back porch during a robbery. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on efforts to make the neighborhood safer.
Mark Diamond is accused of defrauding seniors of millions. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
It’s not easy. But some have figured out how to pull it off, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker shows you how to cut those beauty costs and even get some products for free.