Mike Puccinelli

puccinelli Mike PuccinelliMike Puccinelli serves as a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago.

Puccinelli joined CBS 2 Chicago in December 2004. Previously, Puccinelli served as anchor/reporter for WMC-TV in Memphis, Tenn. (1999-2004). Prior to that, he worked for WEVV-TV in Evansville, Ind. as a weekend anchor (1997-1999) and at KFXB-TV in Dubuque, Iowa as an anchor (1995-1996).

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Earlier in his career, he worked at CNN Business News in New York as a freelance production assistant and later as an associate producer (1992-1994). He began his broadcasting career at CNN in Chicago as an intern.

He also interned for the MacNeil/ Lehrer NewsHour. Before pursuing a career in broadcasting, he worked as a high school teacher and swimming coach in Cicero, Ill. In 2008, Puccinelli was part of the reporting team that won a local Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Spot News for coverage of the NIU shootings in DeKalb, IL.

Puccinelli graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. with a B.S. in Political Science. He also attended Columbia College in Chicago. He grew up in Oak Park and attended Oak Park River Forest High School. He now lives in the western suburbs with his daughter Ophelia.

How Bad Is Chicago’s Cab Market? Plunging Taxi Medallion Prices Tell The Tale

The licenses were selling for a top price of $385,000 in 2012. But the rise of ride-share companies have decimated that market. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.


Chicago Throwing World Series Party On Hold For 71 Years

More than six hours before the first pitch of Game 3, thousands of fans — many of them wearing jerseys with names like Banks, Sandberg and Rizzo on their backs — were already in the streets ringing Wrigley Field on Friday as the Cubs prepared to play the Cleveland Indians.


Wrigleyville Businesses Cashing In On Cubs Victory

After the famine of 71 years of baseball futility, businesses are cashing in on feast that is the Fall Classic.


Chicago Police And OEMC Set Security Plan Ahead Of Home World Series Games

The first World Series game within the Friendly Confines since 1945 is sure to draw the crowds, and the city said it is prepared.


Cook County Wants Answers To Jail Brawl

A major brawl at Cook County Jail leaves almost a dozen people injured. The Cook County Sheriff’s office wants to know Wednesday how inmates got their weapons.


Two Found Dead After SWAT Standoff In West Town

A lengthy SWAT standoff in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood ended Tuesday night with two people dead.


Fans In And Around Wrigley Ready For Game 1

The game may be at Progressive Field, but there is still a lot going on at the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field.


Church Partially Collapses In Wicker Park

A vacant church under construction partially collapsed Monday morning in Wicker Park.


Burglary And Arson At Northwest Side Church

An arson fire broke out early Monday during a burglary at St. Genevieve Roman Catholic Church in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.


Chicago Doctors Studying Human Body By Giving Mummy Digital Autopsy

Doctors in Chicago are turning to a female mummy to answer some questions, but they’re doing so digitally.


Program Teaches Boys How To Tie Ties, Prepares Them For Successful Future

Eighth-grade boys were shown how to tie ties on Wednesday at Learn 8 Middle School, in East Garfield Park as a part of the ‘Tied to Greatness’ program.


4 South Loop Businesses Burglarized Monday Night

Four stores–all within a mile of each other–were hit.


Family Of 15-Year-Old Boy Killed 15 Years Ago Still Search For Answers

For the first time since his killing 15 years ago, the father of David Dominguez is speaking out.


Today’s Practice Schedule For The Air And Water Show

If you can’t make it to the main event this weekend, and you happen to be downtown, you can still get a glimpse of the acts for the Air And Water Show.


Anti-Trump Protesters Planning Demonstration At Trump Tower Monday

In campaign 2016: Donald Trump is back in Illinois.


Super Bowl A Big Day For Pizza Delivery

The Super Bowl is a huge day for Chicago area restaurants. Sports bars with big screen TVs and especially places that deliver pizza.


Man Recalls Confrontation With Chicago Cop At Center Of Latest Video Controversy

On a night in 2007, police stopped Eric Tonson and ordered him to the ground. Someone — possibly Chicago Police Officer Kevin Fry — shot him in the neck. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.



Baby Found Abandoned On Stairs At Closed Medical Building

A baby girl was found abandoned early Tuesday at a closed medical building in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood on the Near West Side.


Wrigleyville “Busy Like Summertime” Ahead Of Cubs-Cardinals Playoff Matchup

It’s playoff pandemonium in Chicago. The mood is electric as Cubs fans can barely wait for Friday night’s National League Division Series opener against the archrival Cardinals in St. Louis.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2015


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