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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.

Stolen cigarettes were among the items seized by police in a crackdown on retailers who sell them. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Cops Crack Down On Retailers Who Sell Stolen Goods

A new law in Illinois is allowing police and retailers to work together to crack down on organized retail theft. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

05/23/2013

Schaumburg Police car. (CBS)

Another Schaumburg Cop Under Investigation

That marks the fourth time in as many months that a sworn officer in the village has run afoul of the law. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

05/17/2013

Still photos of the basement of a building where John Wayne Gacy's mother lived. (provided photo)

VIDEO: The Home, And Basement, Where Gacy Visited His Mother

John Wayne Gacy was known to have worked inside and around a home where his mom once lived. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli has exclusive video from inside that building.

05/16/2013

Cook County police arrest a domestic-violence suspect during a series of sweeps this week. (CBS)

Sheriff’s Police Arrest 65 In Domestic-Violence Sweep

Up rickety stairs, in narrow gangways and alleys and in houses and apartments, the sheriff’s department was on a mission this week. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

05/10/2013

Johnny Borizov (Credit: DuPage County Jail)

Shooting Survivors Testify In Darien Triple Murder Trial

Jeff and Lori Kramer and their son Michael were shot to death in their Darien home three years ago. The trial of the man accused of killing them continued Wednesday in Wheaton.

04/24/2013

Garfield Ridge. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Burglar Striking Garfield Ridge Homes While Residents Sleep

Police are warning about a burglar who strikes at night when people are home, asleep, reports CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli.

04/03/2013

Surveillance photo of the suspect.

Surveillance Photos Released Of Gas Station Stabbing Suspect

Streamwood Police are asking for help and have released surveillance photos of the suspect.

03/19/2013

Janay McFarlane (Credit: Twitter)

Student Killed Hours After Sister Attended President’s Speech

18-year-old Janay McFarlane was gunned down in suburban North Chicago, reports CBS 2′S Mike Puccinelli.

02/16/2013

Cook County Jail

Sheriff’s Office Releases Shocking Video Of Mentally Ill Inmates

Sheriff Tom Dart says he wants you to be shocked by it because he says it proves there are people behind bars who should not be there.

02/13/2013

Ninos Jando (Supplied to CBS)

Prosecutors: Peeping-Tom Video Case Of Skokie Doctor Goes Back Years

Shackled and in his jail house blues, Ninos Jando went before a Muskegon County, Mich. Judge, accused of videotaping wrestlers at Muskegon Community College while they showered after practice.

01/31/2013

Loyola University Campus Police vehicles (Credit: CBS)

Loyola Students Warned Of Two Recent Armed Robberies Near Campus

Loyola University has issued an alert to students after a student was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon in an alley near its Rogers Park neighborhood campus.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2013

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Durbin Reintroduces Assault Weapons Ban In Congress

CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports new laws could be tough to sell at gun shows, like one held in suburban Rosemont on Friday.

CBS 2–01/25/2013

Ramona Rogers-Washington has a cast on her broken wrist, and a bullet in her chest, after she was hit by a stray bullet when a shooting erupted outside a CTA bus on Jan. 17, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Shot On CTA Bus Thankful To Be Alive, But Angry At Shooters

Ramona Rogers-Washington has a fractured wrist and a bullet in her chest, but nonetheless she said she’s “very blessed” to be alive, after a shooting on a CTA bus on Thursday.

CBS 2–01/18/2013

Robert Maday (Photo Supplied To CBS)

Trial Underway For Alleged Bank Robber Who Escaped In 2009

An alleged serial bank robber who escaped from custody in 2009 by slipping out of his restraints and taking a gun away from one of the officers taking him to court was on trial in federal court on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

Peter Alosio was adopted from Russia. (Credit: CBS)

Diplomatic Dispute Causes Russia To Ban Adoptions

A recent law signed in the U.S. deems Russia as a human rights violator, which caused an uproar in Moscow.

12/26/2012

David Medina (CBS)

Officer Applicant Cries Foul At UIC Hiring Process

David Medina wants to be a cop, and the University of Illinois-Chicago Police Department seemed like the perfect fit. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

12/13/2012

William Lee Martin of Springfield was killed Friday night.

Chicago Mother Loses Two Sons In One Year To Gun Violence

William Lee Martin was killed Friday night, making it two sons killed in one year for Thelma Smith,

12/01/2012

White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett visits Powell's Bookstore in the Hyde Park neighborhood for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Valerie Jarrett Visits Chicago To Tout Small Business Saturday

For the third straight year, business leaders were encouraging consumers to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And the White House sent one of its best-known voices to Chicago on Small Business Saturday to show how shopping small can give the country a big boost.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2012

Holiday decorations have been set up in North School Park in Arlington Heights, including this snowman and a Christmas tree, but the village denied permission to a group to set up a Nativity scene in the park. (Credit: CBS)

Arlington Heights Says No To Nativity Scene For Local Park

The group that sets up Nativity scenes at Daley Plaza and the Illinois State Capitol has been denied permission to place a Nativity scene in a park in Arlington Heights.

CBS 2–11/23/2012

Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, a Chicago native, coaches players participating in his Peace Basketball Tournament at Christ The King Jesuit College Prep High School on Nov. 17, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Peace Tournament Honors Gun Victims, Promotes Hard Work

Hope amid despair – that’s what organizers said Saturday’s Peace Baksetball Tournament in the Austin neighborhood was all about.

CBS 2–11/17/2012

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