Mike 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).
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.
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.
A baby girl was found abandoned early Tuesday at a closed medical building in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood on the Near West Side.
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 2’s Mike Puccinelli has the story of one Tennessee couple’s long, strange trip to the front of the stage.
As Chicago gears for the Pride Parade, celebrations come with concerns about a health alert in the gay community.
The county’s jailers are trying a new approach, says Sheriff Tom Dart. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.
Firefighters initially came to Janice Hooper’s house after she smelled something burning and called 9-1-1 late Wednesday night. Hooper says they searched the house, found no heat source and left. Soon, the house burned down.
CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports on a meeting between locals and Cubs representatives.
The former Bolingbrook cop convicted of killing one wife and suspected in the disappearance of another heads back to court Tuesday, reports CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli.
The representatives are members of the Working on Womanhood program. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.
It’s a type of food that’s so popular it could almost be considered a staple in the diet of the typical American young person. But as CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports, eating pizza comes with a cost.
Police say two gunmen walked inside the 7-Eleven in the 2900 block of West Montrose in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood.
It’s not the usual Christmas movie, but it’s all the buzz today as some Chicago area theaters are showing “The Interview.”
A man and a woman were both shot and critically injured Wednesday night at the 95th Street Red Line station on the South Side.
Two women were sexually assaulted in the West Loop on Halloween, and police were asking for help tracking down the men they believe are responsible.
Members of the NAACP were urging officials in Hammond to stop what the civil rights group calls aggressive treatment by police officers, concerned the northwest Indiana town might become the next Ferguson, Missouri.
It’s a harsh reality for some of us. With Oct. 1 knocking on our door, fall and a possibly frigid winter loom ahead.
If you’re headed to U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday night for the White Sox game, be careful. Police have issued a warning that robbers are targeting people using the Red Line, demanding money and threatening physical violence.
Nearly a dozen demonstrators were arrested at City Hall late Tuesday night, after staging a sit-in for several hours to protest the looming closure of Dyett High School.
One person was injured in a house explosion in Elgin on Monday night, causing about $150,000 in damage, according to fire officials.