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Kate Sullivan

sullivan   Kate SullivanKate Sullivan is co-anchor of CBS 2 Chicago News at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. with Rob Johnson. Kate, who has won several awards – including an Emmy Award and the Associated Press First Place Award for Breaking News – joined CBS 2 Chicago in September 2010 after anchoring at WCBS-TV in New York [2006-10].

Kate began her journalism career in the Midwest at the CBS affiliate WSBT-TV in South Bend, Indiana, where she started as an intern and was promoted to a general assignment reporter. In 2000, she joined KATV in Little Rock, Ark., as a general assignment reporter.


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In 2002, Kate was promoted to anchor Live at Five at KATV and, in 2003, she also added Channel 7 News at 6 p.m. and Channel 7 News nightside to her anchoring duties. While at KATV, Kate reported on 9/11 from Ground Zero in New York and presented stories about Arkansans who had lost loved ones during the tragedy.

She covered the presidential run of Gen. Wesley Clark and the opening of the Clinton Presidential Library which won the station a regional Emmy award. She also reported a series of stories from Honduras on the charitable work of the Arkansas based non-profit Heifer International.

Kate joined the CBS team in 2006 and anchored CBS 2 News This Morning at WCBS-TV in New York. In addition to anchoring CBS 2 News This Morning with Maurice DuBois and CBS 2 News at Noon, she co-hosted and filled in as the newsreader at CBS’ The Saturday Early Show with Chris Wragge, Lonnie Quinn, and Erica Hill.

Kate has been named one of the Top 30 Irish Americans in Media by IrishCentral.com and has served as media spokesperson for the American Heart Association. She is originally from Lakeville, Mass., and graduated cum laude from the University Of Notre Dame.

Chicago Water Taxi (Credit: Wendella)

Your Chicago: Chicago Water Taxi

Three hundred thousand people a year take a Chicago Water Taxi on the Chicago River. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

08/08/2014

(Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

Some Video Games Could Be Part Of Mental Health Treatment, Researchers Say

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 15 million Americans suffer from major depressive disorder and 40 million from an anxiety disorder.

08/04/2014

your-chicago

Your Chicago: Al Fresco Dining

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan takes us on a tour of some of Chicago’s nicest outdoor dining areas.

07/11/2014

An example of one of Jeff Zimmermann's murals (Jazim.com)

Your Chicago: Muralist Jeff Zimmermann

Jeff Zimmermann creates public works of art that can be enjoyed by everyone, and you don’t have to look far to find his work. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

06/13/2014

Students at Mitchell Elementary School tending to crops as part of the "Eat What You Grow" program. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Students Get Chance To Grow, Eat Their Own Food

Sweet peppers, okra and kohlrabi sound like they belong on the menu of one of Chicago’s top restaurants, but actually as we discovered in this Original Report, it’s what you’ll find being grown, harvested and served in a handful of Chicago Public Schools.

06/02/2014

your-chicago

Your Chicago: Devon Avenue

A walk along Devon Avenue is a feast for the senses: the food, the fashion, the shopping and the scenery. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

05/30/2014

your-chicago

Your Chicago: 1871 Tech Incubator

Take one step inside 1871 and you can sense the energy here is different: a place to inspire creativity and support innovation. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

05/09/2014

The Kangaroo Cup was invented with the help of Inventables software. (Imagiroo.com)

Your Chicago: Inventables

A Chicago company is blazing a trail with software and 3-D printers to physically create your invention. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

04/04/2014

Doctor Generic

New Research Shows Alzheimer’s Puts Heavy Burden On Women

New numbers released Wednesday show that women have a one-in-six chance of developing Alzheimer’s, and that’s not all researchers here in Chicago discovered about the brain disease.

03/19/2014

YouTube clip for a promotional video for luminAID. (Luminaid.com)

Your Chicago: The Developers Of luminAID

Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta saw the images from the Haiti earthquake – with its people plunged into total darkness — and developed a rechargeable product that could provide light through solar technology.

03/07/2014

Mile Square Health Center (CBS)

Your Chicago: Mile Square Health Center

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan visits a healthcare provider that has been helping the uninsured for decades.

02/28/2014

A young boxer works on a speed bag at Crushers Club. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Crushers Club

An Englewood club is teaching boys to box and teenagers to turn their lives around. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

02/14/2014

A mound of computer mice at FreeGeek computer recycling center. (CBS)

Your Chicago: FreeGeek Computer Center

Volunteers at the Logan Square organization can learn to deconstruct and then reconstruct donated computers. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

01/31/2014

A self-portrait of Chicago photographer Vivian Maier. (Photo courtesy: Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations)

Your Chicago: Vivian Maier Photography Exhibit

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports on the fascinating work of a mysterious street photographer.

12/20/2013

tornado reconnect

Morton Library Helps Tornado Victims Reconnect With Lost Items.

Some victims are getting a little relief by finding their items. Many are reuniting with family photos, some of which blew hundreds of miles into the Chicago area.

11/27/2013

Field Museum

Your Chicago: 1893 World’s Fair Retrospective

The Field Museum is digging into its century-old archive to explain to the world what the 1893 Columbian Exposition was all about.

11/22/2013

A student learns how to record a rap song as part of the embarc educational program. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Embarc Education Program

Sometimes the most powerful lessons are learned out of the classroom. That notion is what drives a program in the Chicago Public Schools, CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

11/08/2013

File Photo (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Author Unlocks The Secret Of Success By Charting Habits Of The Wealthy

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports on the differences between the way the wealthy and the poor conduct themselves.

11/07/2013

Emily Bear (CBS)

Your Chicago: Piano Prodigy Emily Bear

(CBS) — She’s making a name for herself as a composer and has already performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall. Emily Bear is only 12 years old, but if you close your eyes [...]

10/25/2013

The Music Box movie theater in Lakeview. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Lakeview

The North Side neighborhood has been changing and growing quickly over the past few decades. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

10/04/2013

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