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.
This past weekend, two brothers were on their way to their grandmother’s house for Sunday dinner. Both brothers were shot and killed.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker talks to a family that believes one of their own — a third generation cop — was afflicted with post-traumatic stress when he took his own life last month.
Two years ago, Rodney Hewitt and Jerome Williams rented a Bobcat for $750 and built a 4-foot-high dam behind their property and the flooding stopped. They say the village came and destroyed it last summer.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker spoke with parishioners at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral about a new survey of Catholics.
Where’s the best place in Illinois to play those recently legalized video gambling games. CBS2’s Mike Parker found it.
The young man raced to the house and through a window saw the girl’s father passed out on the living room floor and called 911. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.
Chicago’s yellow lights are indeed set for three seconds, just at the absolute federal minimum for safety. But in the most of the area’s suburbs, yellows last 4 seconds to 4.5 seconds. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.
After being caught eating a package of Oreos she hadn’t paid for, a long-time Wal-Mart employee admitted Monday to taking junk food from the company every week for four years, police said.
The latest stick-up occurred as Loyola campus police officials are exploring the idea of issuing electronic stun guns to its officers. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.
Aurora Police detectives are trying to crack a puzzling case. Call it the “mystery of the missing 27 thousand dollar diamond.” CBS2’s Mike Parker is also checking it out.
Gov. Pat Quinn has called for all of the state’s schools to hold annual drills to help students prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.
Little Alex Sheridan of New Lenox averted disaster recently when her mom suffered a health complication that caused her to drive erratically. CBS 2′s Mike Parker talks with the family.
Don’t get scammed or slammed into signing up for alternative electric service you might not want.
The South Shore Drill Team will march in the inaugural parade and pass the presidential reviewing stand, where they’ll be cheered on by the Commander-in-Chief.
He was shot at a gas station, tried to drive to the hospital, and died. As a murder victim’s family was demanding stronger gun laws in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was pushing for stricter gun control nationwide.
Two women, who battled an emptiness in their hearts for so long, were reunited Monday. Those two hearts are full again. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.
Michael Holton claimed, after he was told he’d need $800 to get his car out of the impound after he was ticketed for driving on a suspended license, he could get his car back right away by helping police find a gun on the streets.
The distraction techniques of the thieves are brazen, CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.
CBS 2′s Mike Parker sat down with Iron Mike to get his take on the Chicago Bears’ firing of one of his successors, Lovie Smith.
Newtown, Conn. has revived the perennial debate over violence on TV and in video games. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.
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