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.

Grandma J's restaurant in Humboldt Park. (Credit: CBS)

Burglars Break Into Humboldt Park Restaurant Weeks After Being Tagged By Graffiti

CHICAGO (CBS) — Burglars broke into a Humboldt Park restaurant this weekend, just weeks after a nasty message was spray painted on a sign. Now folks are wondering if the two are connected, reports CBS […]

06/22/2015

Bronzeville Church

Chicago Worshippers Reflect On Church Massacre: ‘It Upsets My Soul’

Parishioners at the Grant Memorial AME church in Bronzeville held a prayer service for their sister church, Emanuel AME, where nine people were gunned down by a stranger they had welcomed to the church. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

06/19/2015

Flooding on the Kankakee River. (Credit: CBS)

Homeowners Clean Up After Flood Damage, Worry About More Rain

(CBS) — One of the hardest hit areas from last night’s severe weather is Aroma Park in Kankakee County, about 62 miles south of Chicago. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker spoke to homeowners assessing the damage. […]

06/16/2015

Dust inside Willie Moore's home which he says comes from the site of the former Brach;s candy factory. (Credit: CBS)

Austin Residents Say Homes Near Former Brach’s Factory Coated In Dust

The building is long gone, but residents worry that what’s left behind could be hurting them, reports CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker.

06/15/2015

Travel agent Nicole Scott.

Hundreds Of Customers Accuse Indiana Travel Agent Of Fraud

Their dream vacations crushed and destination weddings ruined. Hundreds of people are accusing a Northwest Indiana travel agent of scamming them out of thousands of dollars.

05/27/2015

The Glen shopping center in Glenview. (Credit: CBS)

Business Owners Say Low Foot Traffic Causing Them To Flee Glenview Shopping Center

It was supposed to be the epicenter of Glenview known as The Glen, an ambitious project filled with shopping, housing and entertainment, but some say, it hasn’t lived up to expectations. Now there’s fear more retailers will leave.

05/26/2015

A construction accident caused the ground to erode under the CTA Yellow Line tracks at the McCormick Boulevard viaduct on Sunday, forcing the CTA to shut down the Yellow Line until repairs can be made. (Credit: CBS)

Emails Indicate Construction Mishap May Have Caused Yellow Line Collapse

Yellow Line riders are in for a long delay, as it could up a month before trains are running again, after tracks were damaged by a ground collapse.

05/19/2015

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the ongoing negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program on April 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. In exchange for Iran's agreement to curb their country's nuclear proliferation, the United States would lift some of the crippling sanctions imposed. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

What Will Be Inside The Obama Presidential Library?

It will create 3,300 construction jobs, 1,900 permanent jobs and attract 40 new businesses.

05/12/2015

Shamere McKenzie (CBS)

Woman Escapes Sex Trade, Earns Degree In Criminal Justice

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has the incredible story of one woman’s journey to get an education.

05/08/2015

Robert Caulfield (CBS)

Victim Of Student Loan Con: ‘It Was Too Good To Be True’

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports someone you’d least expect to be a victim was blindsided by the pitch.

05/04/2015

Laken Tomlinson (CBS)

Chicago Mentor Program Helped Steer Lane Tech Grad To NFL Draft

Laken Tomlinson credits a Chicago-area family with introducing him to football and the importance of academics. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

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Waukegan Ice Cream Parlor Hit Hard By Blue Bell Recall

Blue Bell Creamery has recalled every product on store shelves and in restaurants because it could contain a deadly bacteria, and one ice cream parlor in Waukegan has been particularly hard hit.

04/21/2015

Ricky Chiles (Credit: U.S. Marshals Service)

Suspect In Milwaukee Double Murder Commits Suicide In Lyons

The U.S. Marshals Service, along with the Chicago Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit, located Ricky Chiles in Lyons, where he took his own life, according to Chicago Police and the marshals service.

04/16/2015

O'Hare International Airport (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

This Summer Best In Years For Bargain Vacation

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at some hot deals, hot new sites and haggling tips that guarantee bargains.

04/15/2015

Thieves ransacked Lebanon Lutheran Church. (courtesy: Lebanon Lutheran)

Burglars Break Into Church, Steal Laptops With Sensitive Information

The missing laptops belonged to an energy assistance program that rents space from the church. The laptops contain personal information of 6,000 people. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/10/2015

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Concern For Dog Led Man To Drive Jeep Off Tow Truck

The driver of a white Jeep that was being towed from a River North parking has revealed what he was thinking when he drove his car off of the tow truck.

04/07/2015

Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts late in the game against the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Celebrating Local Players In NCAA Title Game

Jahlil Okafor and Frank Kaminsky were key figures in the national title game.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2015

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)

Some Illinois Doctors Reluctant To Prescribe Medical Marijuana

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on why physicians seem to be leery, even if they have qualifying patients.

03/23/2015

George Washington High School (CBS)

Roof-Patching At Washington High School Too Little Too Late: Students, Parents

The high school failed health inspections in 2013 and 2014. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

03/16/2015

Photos provided to CBS 2 show what appears to be leaky ceilings in George Washington High School. (picture provided)

Parents, Students Say George Washington High Is Falling Apart

Officials at Chicago Public Schools aren’t promising a new roof but say contractors will be at the school Monday to make any repairs.

03/13/2015

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