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 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.
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.