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.
If you’re looking for a real Christmas tree in your home this year, you may want to get it early. And expect to pay more. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains why higher prices may needle some customers.
Nearly 150 veterans visit the food pantry at Hines Hospital every week. They come for much needed supplies. But they also get a bonus: Bob McMahon.
The barrage of credit card offers can make your head spin. CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker looks at some of the deals — and the fine print.
Without her permission, Deborah Williams’ photo was used last year in a fake ad meant to trick Hillary Clinton supporters. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker has a few tips to cut costs, but you have to act fast.
Someone has hit three Walgreens stores in the Loop. Last Thursday, at Madison and Wells, ATM maintenance workers, responding to an alert of tampering found machines with skimmers attached. That same day, at the company’s flagship store on State Street, another skimmer was found.
Police said a black truck crashed into the side glass wall of Villa shoe store on the 1500 block of North Cicero Avenue around 3:45 a.m.
While most Oak Park and River Forest players stood, at least 20 took a knee. Reactions from fans were mixed.
CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker shows you how to save.
Illinois allows some patients to consume physician-prescribed marijuana, but the feds don’t recognize it as a legal drug. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
It’s game over for the Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Dolphins, and the news comes just two days before homecoming.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker shows us how easy it is for consumers to collect.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with a woman who says she was directed to the wrong website to protect herself.
Harvey is offering 10 free homes to families that have been displaced in Texas.
New owner Amazon is teasing shoppers with price reductions on a long list of products, from produce to organic meats and seafood to staples like eggs and butter. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
A 13-year-old cheerleader in Denver, Colo. was forced to split by her coach, Ozell Williams, a former member of the Jesse White Tumblers. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Is it possible to upgrade your home on a budget? CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker shows you how.
CBS 2 Cost Cutter Dorothy Tucker reports on the mechanism that allows seniors to stay in their home.
Can you spend nothing extra for the next 30 days and still live well? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with experts.
Some retailers are stocking expired product, so consumers should be careful when buying and storing the sprays or lotions. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.