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.
Things got ugly in a 45-minute, racially laced tirade at Michaels. Meet the woman who was on the receiving end of the hatred. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
An officiating error led to Plainfield North’s victory in a semifinals game last weekend. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has this update.
A retail expert offers tips on finding the best prices. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
It’s one of the last retail outlets where credit cards are still “swiped,” rather than inserted for chip reading. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker looks at some of the faces behind the numbers.
In an unprecedented move, Chicago Police, school authorities and Black Lives Matter students met Friday behind closed doors after racial tensions closed a high school and shook parents.
President-elect Donald Trump threatened to cancel federal funding to sanctuary cities. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Deborah Williams is angry that someone apparently tried to fool voters into thinking they can vote by text. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes us from the South Side to the North Side and shows an outpouring of appreciation for a job well done.
Hundreds of teens who converged Monday night on Hyde Park may have though they were having a night of Halloween fun, but Chicago Police want parents of the kids involved to pay for their overtime.
Will the lines be long? Stay tuned, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker consults an expert on the best bets for souvenir-buyers.
On Monday, callers to V103 remembered the personality known as “The Cool Gent,” CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
A child was targeted at her daycare in Elmhurst for the use of hair care products.
A man jumped Tuesday on the hood of a car, in the efforts to stop the driver from leaving the scene of a crash in west suburban Riverside.
It took 18 months for all three players to reach a tentative agreement, and according to labor expert Bob Bruno, everyone walks away with a win and a loss.
The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools met Wednesday for a regular meeting to discuss and negotiate the possible strike next week.
The biggest difference between now and in 2012 is all schools will remain open.
More than 400 homes in East Chicago, Indiana were tested, and more than 200 families learned their homes were contaminated with lead.
The Chicago Teachers Union has set a strike date of Oct. 11.