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.


Community Activists Hang American Flag Upside-Down After Recent Chicago Violence

Community activists hung Thursday the American flag upside-down near the 79th street CTA red line stop, in response to Chicago’s violence.


A classroom in Wolcott High. (CBS)

Chicago Teachers Are Back In Classrooms, But For How Long?

As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, the uncertainty stems from the fact that teachers still have no contract.


man in custody after deadly fire

Man In Custody After Deadly South Chicago Fire Has Criminal History

The brother of the man in custody says he’s proving he’s innocent by turning himself in.



Archdiocese Wrestles With Changing School Trends

Archdiocese leaders acknowledge they must change the way they operate to keep their doors open. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.



One-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shot In Riverdale

A one-year-old boy was shot in the head Thursday in the south suburbs.



Back to School Fair In Pilsen Elicits Parental Concerns On Upcoming School Year

A back-to-school fair was held Tuesday at Whitter Elementary School in Pilsen and parents have a lot of questions about the new year.


Lead concerns

Lead Concerns Force East Chicago Kids To Change Schools

Hundreds of East Chicago, Ind. students have been forced to attend a new school because of lead contaminated soil at their old school.


Two-year-Old Samira was found to have a dangerously high amount of lead in her blood. Her mother didn't receive the results until more than a year after her testing.

East Chicago Child’s Lead Results Come More Than A Year After Testing

Two-year-old Samira Allen’s mom was notified in July of the dangerously high amount of lead in her blood more than a year after being tested at a state clinic, CBS2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Gosch Elementary School in East Chicago, Ind. (CBS)

East Chicago School Shuts Down Over Lead Concerns

Safety concerns at Carrie Gosch Elementary School over lead poisoning has shut the school down and left 430 students to be shuttled elsewhere.


Chicago Park District swimming pool. (CBS)

Many Of Chicago’s Public Swimming Pools Haven’t Been Tested Yet

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on possible problems at the sites.


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What’s Driving Up Your Auto Insurance Rates?

Zip codes, for one. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with experts.


Latatia Shroud opens an account at black-owned Seaway National. (CBS)

Call To Invest In Black-Owned Banks Gains Traction In Chicago

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at an economic movement to empower the black community.


Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell (CBS)

Chicago’s Black Community Has Mixed Emotions About Dallas Ambush

Analyzing these various feelings is Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell, who has her own message. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Protesters took to the streets Thursday following the fatal police-involved shootings of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. (CBS/Wendy Widom)

Protesters March In Chicago, Block Dan Ryan Following Fatal Shootings In Minn., La.

The pushback could be felt in Chicago Thursday following the deaths of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana in separate confrontations with police.



Post-Brexit, Americans Expected To Save Big On Travel To Britain

For now, anyway. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Veterinarians Raise Concerns About Anesthesia-Free Dentistry For Pets

Cats and dogs get their teeth cleaned just like us humans, but the procedure itself has become a controversial issue. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains in this Original Report.


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote speech during the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's International Women's Luncheon June 27, 2016 in Chicago Illinois. Clinton addressed gun violence across the country and referred to the Orlando, Florida Pulse nightclub shooting and the uptick in gun crime across Chicago. (Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Stumps In Chicago

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee touched on Chicago’s violence. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


These two parking lots between Soldier Field and McCormick Place have been proposed as the future home of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a collection of artwork owned by Star Wars creator George Lucas. The lots would be moved underground and replaced with a $1 billion museum. (Credit: CBS)

Report: Group May Be Willing To Drop Fight Against Lucas Museum On Lakefront

A published report says the Friends of the Parks organization has a list of demands in exchange for backing off.


Bicycles (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Will Chicago Rider’s Death Shine Light On Bicycle Safety?

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Whitney Young Magnet School (CBS)

Gay Chicago Teens Concerned For Their Safety, In Wake Of Orlando

At Whitney Young, there was a moment of silence Monday for the victims in Orlando — and a reminder of the importance of tolerance. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.




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