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.

Firm That Designed Collapsed FIU Bridge Also Building East Chicago Span

The FIGG Bridge Group designed the Florida pedestrian bridge that collapsed, and is building the upcoming Cline Avenue bridge replacement in East Chicago, Indiana.


Extra Security Surrounds Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade

Ronald McDonald lead some five thousand participants in the parade. Among them Fred Flintstone who appeared larger than life as he floated through the concrete canyon.


First Day Of Fall Brings Record Heat For Chicago

Forget what the calendar says. It might be the first day of fall, but it feels like the middle of summer.


Flights To Puerto Rico Resume In Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria

San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport partially reopened Friday, and the first flight from Chicago left O’Hare before dawn.


Woman, Off-Duty Cop Hospitalized After Fight In River North

Two people, including an off-duty officer, were taken to the hospital after they were involved in a fight in the River North neighborhood.


Amazon Offers Peek Inside Its New Romeoville Warehouse

A job boost is coming for Southwest suburban Romeoville – the so-called everything store, better known as Amazon has opened a warehouse there.


Members of the public lay flowers in St Ann Square on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Manchester,England. At least 22 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a pop concert packed with children in the northern English city of Manchester, in the worst terror incident on British soil since the London bombings of 2005.

B96 Crew Says Bombing At Ariana Grande Concert ‘An Act Of Barbarism’

Ariana Grande, is only 23, and her fans are typically even younger, so the Manchester attack essentially targeted Britain’s children.


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.



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