Mike Parker has been a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago since 1986.
Parker had been a weekend anchor and weekday general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago from 1980 to 1985. He resumed work at the station after working as a general assignment correspondent at WABC-TV in New York, NY (1985-86).
Prior to his first years at CBS 2 Chicago, Parker served as an anchor, investigative reporter and general assignment reporter at KNXT-TV (now KCBS-TV) in Los Angeles (1977-80). Before that, he worked as the news director and as a reporter for KFI Radio in Los Angeles (1969-72).
While at CBS 2 Chicago, Parker has received several local Emmys and the Illinois UPI Award for best television feature story of the year (1985). His breaking news reports about the CTA Blue Line derailment in the summer of 2006 helped CBS 2 Chicago win a national Emmy Award for spot news.
Parker is a native of Rock Island, Illinois. He graduated from Los Angeles City College.
Want to buy your first house, but the down payment and closing costs are too steep? The city wants to help, with a handout worth thousands of dollars. CBS 2’s Mike Parker explains how you can cash in.
Before the debacle in Michigan there was the debacle in the south suburb. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Prof. Larycia Hawkins stunned the administration last month when she said Muslims and Christians pray to the same god.
Newly released police documents and some previously unseen videos are answering some questions about the 2013 officer-involved shooting death of Cedrick Chatman, but other questions are still unanswered.
The public got a chance to weigh in on Chicago’s search for a new police superintendent during a forum Tuesday night. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports at times, it wasn’t pretty.
The African American Firefighters & Paramedics League, which held a news conference Thursday, says the biggest problem is the lack of hiring and promotion of black women. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
In Farewell Address, Education Secretary Arne Duncan Calls For More Action To Protect Children From Gun Violence
CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports he’s coming back to Chicago with a mission.
Recent high profile Chicago Police shootings raise questions about some officers perhaps being trigger happy. Why don’t they use something like Tasers that stun but don’t kill?
A Chicago Police commander accused of a serious crime started the day with warm welcomes but that’s where the pleasantries end because this cop allegedly stuck a gun into someone’s mouth.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker explains the new rules.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker talked to the watchdog who has had his last bark.
Crews are now back at work, tearing up the pavement again on eastbound Washington between Clark and Dearborn.
Chicago police will not charge a gun owner for using it to stop a robbery in a Southwest Side business Saturday.
There seems to be growing anger about who’s moving in to Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.
The disgraced former Illinois governor would like to see capital punishment abolished across the U.S.
Faced with an alarming rise in heroin use in the suburbs, one town is offering addicts a deal the could save their lives.
Illinois has now gone 100 days without a budget and today, another shoe drops.
Not by themselves. Thieves are leaving the expensive vehicles on blocks. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Mario Casciaro was surrounded by his relatives as he left Menard State Prison on Wednesday, his murder conviction overturned by a state Appellate Court judge. On Thursday, he reflected on his judicial […]
Should suburban drivers who use downtown streets, be forced to pay a special daily fee for the privilege?