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.
Community activists hung Thursday the American flag upside-down near the 79th street CTA red line stop, in response to Chicago’s violence.
As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, the uncertainty stems from the fact that teachers still have no contract.
The brother of the man in custody says he’s proving he’s innocent by turning himself in.
Archdiocese leaders acknowledge they must change the way they operate to keep their doors open. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
A one-year-old boy was shot in the head Thursday in the south suburbs.
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.
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 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.
Safety concerns at Carrie Gosch Elementary School over lead poisoning has shut the school down and left 430 students to be shuttled elsewhere.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on possible problems at the sites.
Zip codes, for one. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with experts.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at an economic movement to empower the black community.
Analyzing these various feelings is Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell, who has her own message. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The pushback could be felt in Chicago Thursday following the deaths of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana in separate confrontations with police.
For now, anyway. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
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.
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee touched on Chicago’s violence. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
A published report says the Friends of the Parks organization has a list of demands in exchange for backing off.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
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.