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.

Cancer Survivor’s Wife ‘Terrified’ Of U.S. Senate Health Care Bill

Dozens of demonstrators protested the bill in Chicago. Critics say 600,000 people would lose coverage in Illinois.

06/22/2017

Students March For Peace

Some 2,300 students from the Perspective Network of Charter Schools were joined by community activists, current and former politicians.

06/02/2017

Tips To Save On Summer Travel

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has some ideas for cutting your costs.

06/01/2017

Illegal? Towing Company Demands Cash To Retrieve Personal Belongings

Kalen Tartt’s car was legally towed to GTS towing’s site in Dolton. He didn’t have the money to get it out. He just wanted his belongings. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

06/01/2017

New Abuse Allegations Detailed Against Hastert

A lawsuit claims a grade-schooler was sexually assaulted by Dennis Hastert in the 1970s in a public restroom. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/30/2017

Neighbors Remember Slain Judge

Raymond Myles was murdered on his back porch during a robbery. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on efforts to make the neighborhood safer.

05/29/2017

Mortgage-Fraud Defendant Interrupts, Delays His Own Bond Hearing

Mark Diamond is accused of defrauding seniors of millions. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/25/2017

Early Retirement: Could You Do It?

It’s not easy. But some have figured out how to pull it off, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/24/2017

Cost Cutter: How To Save On Makeup

CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker shows you how to cut those beauty costs and even get some products for free.

05/23/2017

Low-Tech Ways To Save Cash

Forget apps and the Internet. CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker goes old school.

05/18/2017

Some Apps Help You Stash Cash

CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker introduces us to some digital piggy banks.

05/16/2017

Discarded Phones A Potential Gold Mine For Identity Thieves

Consumers search, send and store too much personal information on their cell phones.

05/15/2017

How To Drive Down Your Auto Insurance Costs

If you drive, you’ve got to have insurance. But you don’t have to go broke paying the premium.

05/11/2017

CBS 2 Cost Cutter: How To Vanquish Electric Power ‘Vampires’

Your coffeemaker, computer, printer are all eating power when turned off. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/09/2017

Illinois Attorney General Pushes Student-Loan Transparency Bill

Like millions of others, Breia Harris says she called her loan servicer for help on how to tackle the bills.

05/08/2017

Graduating From College Before Receiving A High School Diploma?

18-year-old Raven Osborne is of the generation that has the distinction of getting their B.A. before earning high school diplomas.

05/05/2017

How To Negotiate With Credit Card Companies

Is your interest rate sky high? Do you pay annual fees? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has some advice for you.

05/04/2017

Hiding In Plain Sight: Your Money

CBS 2 cost cutter Dorothy Tucker shows you how to find those extra dollars and bargains.

05/02/2017

Chicago’s Father George Clements Marks 60 Years As A Priest

It was the death of Martin Luther King Jr. that’s sparked George Clements’ activism. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/02/2017

CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson’s Son A Match For Kidney Donation

Johnson’s 25-year-old son, Daniel, is one of the best matches for the transplant. They are both preparing for the operation.

05/01/2017

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