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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Lawndale Family Excited To Return To Welcoming School

Last year thousands students were going to new so called “welcoming” schools after CPS closed 49 schools. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker returns to school with a Lawndale family whose concern has been replaced by excitement.

09/02/2014

The Jackie Robinson West players got to enjoy some games and pizza at their home park after the rally. (Credit: Chicago Park District)

JRW Players, Parents Ready To Resume Normal Lives

After the big rally in Millennium Park, the Jackie Robinson West players headed back to their home park for a party featuring pizza and bouncy houses.

08/27/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars at the Little League World Series (CBS)

JRW Success Tribute To Hard Work, Sacrifice By Both Players And Parents

For 10 days they captured the hearts of Chicago and the nation. On Wednesday, the city will reward the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars for their hard work with two big rallies and a parade.

08/26/2014

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Chicago Students Reminded About First Day Of School Next Week

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes us to Pilsen, where the push involves the entire community and a little help from nearby college students.

08/26/2014

Demonstrators walk through the street near the Buzz Westfall Justice Center where a grand jury will begin looking at the circumstances surrounding the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 21, 2014 in Clayton, Missouri. The protesters are asking that justice be brought against the police officer that shot Brown on August 9. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Chicagoan Arrested In Ferguson Says Police There Are ‘Out Of Control’

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talked to a Chicago man who spent more than five hours behind bars in the St. Louis-area community, which has been racked by unrest.

08/21/2014

The members of the 1983 Jackie Robinson West baseball team. (Photo provided)

’83 Jackie Robinson West Team Proud Of Their Modern-Day Counterparts

Thirty-one years ago, another JRW team made the trip to Pennsylvania. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker caught up with some of those players.

08/15/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Mother Of Victim In Joliet Double Murder Speaks Out

The angry mom of the victim of a brutal murder is speaking out. She talked at the trial of Bethany McKee, one of four murder suspects in a horrific case.

08/12/2014

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School Starting Back Earlier For Many Suburban Students

August is the new September for back to school. Hundreds of students across the suburbs return to class Tuesday.

08/11/2014

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Joliet Murder Defendant’s Father ‘Couldn’t Fathom’ Call From Daughter About Killings

Bill McKee is in court every day for the murder trial of his daughter, Bethany. She’s in jail because he turned her in. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/07/2014

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App Allows Users To Lock Debit Cards

You probably lock your front door when you leave home, your car when you aren’t driving it and your smartphone when you’re not using it. Pretty soon you may be able to lock your credit cards too.

08/06/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Defendant Describes Gruesome Joliet Double Murder In Video Statement Played In Court

In her own words, Bethany McKee talked about how she and three others killed the pair, partied after the murders and then planned to get away with it.

08/05/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Joliet Double Murder Victims Killed For Money

Prosecutors say robbery was the motive behind a gruesome double murder, and they say the suspects only got away with $120.

08/04/2014

facemyage.com analyzes how old you look. (Credit: CBS)

Website Analyzes How Old You Look

If you could log onto a website and upload a selfie to find out how old you really look, and how long you’ll probably live, would you do it?

07/29/2014

These surveillance images show armed suspects who robbed a West Side clinic. (Images provided)

Older Men With Guns Rob Pharmacy, Make Off With Viagra, Other Drugs

Causing little attention, two men in their late-50s entered a West Side medical center on the pretense of wanting to see the dentist. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/28/2014

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Protesters Slam Walgreens For Considering Swiss Tax Shelter

Walgreens recently merged with a foreign company, which allows it to take advantage of a tax loophole and move — on paper. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.

07/24/2014

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Saving At The Pump: Is A Gas Rewards Card Right For You?

Gasoline prices are dropping a little, but we’re still paying an average of $3.80 per gallon for regular unleaded in the Chicago area. One way to save at the pump is by using a gas rewards credit card. There are a lot of them out there, so CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker looked at how to choose the best one for you.

07/21/2014

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Lakeview Residents Claim Tickets Issued Despite Absence Of ‘No Parking’ Signs

There’s not a lot of free parking in the city today, so imagine the reaction for some drivers who found a stretch of road without any “no parking” signs in sight.

07/15/2014

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Madigan Files Lawsuits Against Alleged Student Debt Scammers

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits today against two companies she claims exploit people struggling to repay student loan debts.

07/14/2014

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Experts Offer Range Of Ideas To Protect Yourself Against ID Theft

Is buying insurance the way to go? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker looks at different options.

07/07/2014

A luxury apartment. (Credit: CBS)

Reasonable Rents Getting Harder To Come By In Chicago Area

In this Original Report, Dorothy Tucker reports why reasonable rents are a rarity.
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07/07/2014

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