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.
The website where millions of Americans can shop for insurance goes live on Tuesday Oct. 1. Applying is kind of like shopping for a flight on an airline website. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports many people with jobs that provide health benefits already could be disappointed by what they find.
CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker fields questions from Chicago area residents about the Affordable Care Act.
According to the U.S. Census, there were 784,000 Hispanics in Chicago, which is nearly 29 percent of the population here. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker found out more and more are going into business for themselves.
Nina Davuluri is the 87th Miss America – and the first of Indian descent. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The solution lies in a phone. When a non-English-speaking person asks for help, the clerk makes a call to company called Language Line Solutions. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Another big change is coming to Chicago Public Schools. For the first time,on the first day of school, all buses will be equipped with video cameras. That means big brother in the main office will have his eye on every student, every bus driver and anyone else who steps inside the big yellow vehicle.
Trying to find convenient quality childcare is a priority for working parents, but for too long too many parents in communities like Englewood have had to leave the neighborhood.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a closer look at the critical role the workers will play in keeping students safe.
CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker talks with some Englewood parents to see how they’re successfully raising their kids in a challenging environment.
Each time they pick a different location where a business owner or neighbor has complained about a problem. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker continues her series on efforts to end violence in Chicago.
When you think of the neighborhood Englewood, murders and drug deals may be two things that first come to mind, but there’s a positive side to the South Side neighborhood that 80,000 people call home.
CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports on efforts to break the cycle of violence in Chicago. She talks with a stepfather-to-be who has a history of gang membership.
They say officers stopped them and handcuffed them, all because of how they looked. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talked with them today.
Ravenswood Elementary is closed for the summer, but when it opens this fall the principal who has headed the school for the last five years will be gone. Heather Connolly quit Thursday.
Medical marijuana supporters are hoping the Governor will sign a bill in the coming weeks legalizing the drug for medical use.
CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker introduces us to the athletes who say last night’s win is inspiring them even more to fulfill their dreams.
Cash for classes. That’s what the principal of the one of the best public schools in the city is proposing. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports Whitney Young High School wants to charge students $500 for an extra class to help plug the budget.
A Chicago community so desperate to stop the surge of violence is turning to an unlikely source to bring peace to the neighborhood.
One of the biggest companies in America is marking this Memorial Day by kicking off a major campaign to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.