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.

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

A sampling of gourmet doughnuts in one of the shops popping up in Chicago. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Old School Vs. Gourmet Doughnuts

There’s a doughnut renaissance in Chicago. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan takes us on a tour of the old and new.

09/13/2013

Spring allergies. (CBS)

Experts: Allergy Season Getting Longer

If you’re suffering from awful allergies this year, you’re not alone. New research shows why this is happening and predicts things will only get worse, reports CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan in Healthwatch.

08/12/2013

Your Chicago: Art Institute Curator Inspires Hit Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago is getting rave reviews for blending art and fashion from the Impressionist era.

CBS 2–06/28/2013

A rooftop venue in Chicago. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Rooftop Getaways

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan heads to a few of the very best-rated outdoor spaces — old and new.

06/14/2013

An Old Town streetscape. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Old Town

(CBS) — It is one of Chicago’s favorite neighborhoods, partly because of its proximity to the downtown and partly because it has been a center of creativity and comedy for decades. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan [...]

05/31/2013

Two members of Barley's Angels -- a craft-beer-drinking club for women. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Women Who Love Craft Beer

The Local Option is a local watering hole in Lincoln Park, a place where women are meeting and drinking with a decidedly serious agenda: to talk about beer, really good beer. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

05/10/2013

The Little Goat, Stephanie Izard's companion diner to her popular Girl and the Goat. (CBS)

Your Chicago: The Girl Behind The Goat

Stephanie Izard has become a restaurant superstar. Now, she has struck again. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

04/26/2013

Mary Lindsey (CBS)

Your Chicago: Jokes And Notes Comedy Club

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan introduces

02/22/2013

Buddy Guy

Your Chicago: Buddy Guy’s Legends

Buddy Guy is part musician, part showman. He’s been performing for nearly 50 years, and you can still catch him at his South Loop nightclub. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

02/08/2013

A student at Little Black Pearl Options Lab School takes a glass-blowing class. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Little Black Pearl Options Lab School

Students at the Kenwood high school are taught traditional subjects through the lens of art. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

02/01/2013

The well-manicured lawns and well-maintained homes of Chatham. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Chatham

The South Side neighborhood has seen some changes — some good, some bad. But those that live there now are proud of where they call home, CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

12/07/2012

This iconic statue greets visitors at the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Bronzeville

Just south of McCormick Place is a district where African Americans flourished after the Civil War. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

11/09/2012

Wicker Park sits at the intersection of Damen and North avenues. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Wicker Park

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan looks at one of Chicago’s trendiest, hippest neighborhoods.

10/12/2012

Detail from one of Pilsen's famous murals. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Pilsen

From authentic taquerias like Nuevo Leon to the vivid and expressive murals that line the streets, the people of Pilsen proudly show you who they are.

09/28/2012

A Swedish flag flies proudly in Andersonville in Chicago. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Andersonville, A Swedish Holdover

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan introduces us to Andersonville, a unique neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side that retains its Swedish heritage.

09/14/2012

The sun is reflected in a pool at the Osaka Garden in Chicago. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Osaka Garden

This 1890s-era gift from Japan is tucked away behind the Museum of Science and Industry. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan pays a visit.

08/17/2012

Rowers work out at the Lincoln Park lagoons. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Lincoln Park Boat Club

People can learn an amazing skill and feel their stress and tensions fade away, not far from the hustle and bustle of Lake Shore Drive. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

07/06/2012

Chicagoland Toys and Hobbies specializes in model trains. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Chicagoland Toys And Hobbies

Chicagoland Toys and Hobbies is a dying breed: a place packed with the kind of toys and trains from a bygone era — and people trying carefully to recreate it. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

06/22/2012

Nine-year-old Ellie Grimm (left) and 12-year-old Sam Parsons both diagnosed themselves with diabetes, after noticing they were suffering symptoms of the disease. (Credit: CBS)

Diabetes A Tricky Diagnosis For Children, But 2 Kids Did It Themselves

It is a difficult diagnosis for anyone to hear, but when a child is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, it is truly life-altering for the whole family.

CBS 2–05/23/2012

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