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.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports Plano’s former favorite son is the talk of the town.
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is already looking forward to next Tuesday’s primary in Indiana.
Illinois State Police are out without warning that they are stepping up efforts to catch distracted drivers.
The thief took off with Ald. Walter Burnett’s Trek bicycle. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports it was a rare disease that almost killed her, but medical specialists in Alabama helped bring about a recovery her mother calls a miracle.
A local kid was on the team that won Monday night’s historic NCAA men’s basketball championship game.
An alderman from the Back of the Yards neighborhood is calling for reinforcements.
(CBS) — Dramatic surveillance video shows a teen pull out a gun on a shop owner, and what happened next helped put an end to a suburban crime spree, police said. CBS 2’s Mike Parker […]
One former Chicago Police officer knows all too well the dangers of the job. He spoke with CBS 2’s Mike Parker in this Original Report.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports on the story of Red Wemette.
Aaron Goldstein unseated Mell in last week’s Democratic primary, by the razor thin margin in 60 votes. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
How close? CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker spoke with some folks about why they’re becoming part of Donald Trump’s sometimes controversial political movement.
The Chicago Archdiocese on Friday bestowed its Black Heritage Award to Bobbie Hicks, 92, the local Catholic school system’s first African-American teacher. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports red light cameras are the bane of Chicago drivers, but now a Circuit Court judge has ruled that the city violated “fundamental principles of justice, equity and good conscience” in how it has run the program.
A transportation watchdog group tells CBS 2 it believes a design problem likely led to a fire on a Megabus over the weekend.
They’re on the job, thanks in large part to millions of dollars in donations in recent years, reports CBS 2’s Mike Parker.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker takes a closer look at the legal case, over a terrorist’s iPhone.
In next month’s Illinois Primary, voters in one Chicago neighborhood have a choice to make that could be historic should they nominate a Muslim candidate, an immigrant from India to run for the state legislature.
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.