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.

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Some Predict Recreational Marijuana Is Just Around The Corner For Illinois

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with advocates and opponents of legalizing the recreational use of cannabis.

02/19/2015

The Hotel Florence, part of George Pullman's company town, is currently overseen by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which bought the building to avoid demolition. (Credit: CBS)

Pullman: From Labor Strife To Historic Monument

President Obama reflected on the importance of the site, saying it holds a special place in his memory of his time in Chicago. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/19/2015

Jeffrey Wright, a senior banker at Urban Partnership. (Credit: CBS)

Organizations Promoting Entrepreneurship Among African American Community

For Tuesday night’s Chicago mayoral debate, CBS 2 is partnering with the Chicago Urban League and the Business Leadership Council. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports both are committed to creating jobs, opportunities and leaders in the Black Community.

02/10/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Chatham Residents Want To Hear Details From Mayoral Candidates

The final debate before Chicago’s mayoral election on Feb. 24 takes place Tuesday on CBS 2 and Dorothy Tucker reports people want to hear details.

02/09/2015

Some sidewalks remain unshoveled in Bronzeville. (CBS)

Days After Blizzard, Absentee Owners Still Neglecting Sidewalks

Some Bronzeville residents complain that the city hasn’t cracked down on absentee owners. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/06/2015

A city plow clears a residential street in the Bucktown neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Political Scientist: The More Clout, The Faster Your Chicago Ward Gets Plowed

Four days after the blizzard, some neighborhoods feel slighted, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/05/2015

Pilgrim Baptist Church in Bronzeville. (Credit: CBS)

Slow Rebuild Of Historic Bronzeville Church Has Donors Frustrated

The slow-going process to rebuild has some asking for donation refunds.

02/03/2015

Dwain Kyles (CBS)

Years Later, Father Takes Up Organ-Donor Cause Of ‘Baby Quinn’

An infant whose name was synonymous with the importance of organ donations grew up to be an adult. Though he died tragically in a recent car accident, his father wants the cause to continue. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/29/2015

Business owners on the block say the street lights have been out for three weeks. (Credit: George Stanton)

Street Lights Back On After Weeks-Long Outage On South Side Block

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports the street lights on Halsted between 127th and 128th had been out for the last three weeks before coming back on Tuesday evening.

01/27/2015

A baseball signed by Ernie Banks owned by collector Michael Osacky. (Credit: CBS)

Expert Says Many Owners Of Ernie Banks Memorabilia Unlikely To Sell

The passing of Cubs great Ernie Banks is prompting some fans to seek out his baseball memorabilia. There’s plenty of stuff on eBay, but experts say the not as much as you might think because as CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports people with the good stuff are hoarding it.

01/26/2015

Pilgrim Baptist Church burned to the ground on Jan. 6, 2006, after workers performing repairs accidentally sparked a fire. (Credit: CBS)

Community Asks: Why Hasn’t Historic South Side Church Been Rebuilt?

Pilgrim Baptist Church was destroyed by a fire nine years ago and has never been rebuilt, despite promises and financial pledges. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/22/2015

Taxes

Big Changes Make Filing Taxes More Complicated

The IRS is open for business as tax season officially began Tuesday. That means you can begin filing your electronic or paper returns.

01/20/2015

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana Investor Concerned About Delay Of Illinois Program

Neil Prabhat and his associates have spent at least $500,000–just to be considered for a license. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/15/2015

A smartphone app allows bank customers to withdraw money from an ATM without a card. (Credit: CBS)

ATM App Is Convenient, But Is It Secure?

Get ready to throw away your debit card. The new way to get cash from an ATM is with your smartphone.

01/14/2015

Washington Park

Public Hearings On U Of C’s Obama Library Sites Begin Tuesday

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the promises of the promoters and complaints from critics.

01/12/2015

It's been 50 years since Mai Martinez's father left Cuba as an 11-year-old boy. As a special Father's Day gift, she took him back. These are some of the images from that trip. (Credit: Mai Martinez)

Cuba Travel Restrictions Won’t Disappear Immediately

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at what you need to know before you go.

12/19/2014

Sam Love. (Credit: Dorothy Tucker)

Chicago 5th Grader Collecting Toys For Disaster Victims, Homeless Children

Santa is getting some big help from a little elf in Chicago this Christmas. A South Side 5th grader is collecting toys for disaster victims in the south and homeless children right here Chicago.

12/16/2014

A Lincolnshire police car (CBS)

Lincolnshire Police Investigate Sexting At Stevenson High School

Stevenson High School just two months ago sponsored a forum to discourage students from sharing inappropriate images.

12/15/2014

scams

Scammers Targeting Holiday Shoppers

You’re in the holiday mood, ready to spend some money, but be careful: you could be the target of a holiday scam. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the top five scams that could ruin your holidays.

12/09/2014

Rev. Ira Acree explains how his church members will stage a protest on Sunday. (CBS)

On Sunday, Churches Across Chicago Will Join Police-Brutality Protests

A number of churches are planning peaceful protests on Sunday in response to the death of unarmed black suspects in police confrontations across the U.S.

12/05/2014

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