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.
(CBS) – The Cook County Recorder’s Office handles more than a million documents a year, making it the largest office of its kind in the country But some of those filing documents are criminals who [...]
A surveillance camera captured video of suspects after a home invasion where a man was badly beaten. The incident happened in the 2600 block of West Potomac Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
15-year-old Michael thought he was doing the right thing in April of 2012 when he decided to call the police at a house party in order to save his friend’s life.
Business is booming so much at Teleperformance that by Sept. 1 they hope to have this 700-station call center operating at full capacity. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.
School officials say for five years some students have been taking those classes online. Parents, though, were surprised to learn of the program. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.
A Cicero family pizzeria re-opens for business just one week after the owner was shot and killed in a robbery.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Department targeted a group of deadbeat parents who collectively owe $1 million in back child support. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.
No ones was hurt when an explosion occurred in an abandoned house in Calumet CityA side wall completely stripped of its brick facade. A front window blown out. A back wall about to collapse. It’s the aftermath of a gas explosion in Calumet City.
Mariah Faith Ross’s entry into the world wasn’t inside a hospital as planned — but outside Northwestern’s front doors on Thursday. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.
Health authorities are warning people to be on guard against mosquitoes this summer. Just this week, the first case of West Nile Virus was discovered in a pool of tainted water sampled in Hillside.
It appears Maxwell was trying to get some uninvited guests to leave the party when someone in the group pulled out a gun.
Over the past six years, investigators believe the gunman has hit stores in Chicago, Calumet City, Evergreen Park, Oakbrook Terrace, North Riverside, Berwyn and Munster, Ind. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police are warning about a burglar who strikes at night when people are home, asleep, reports CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli.
Streamwood Police are asking for help and have released surveillance photos of the suspect.
18-year-old Janay McFarlane was gunned down in suburban North Chicago, reports CBS 2’S Mike Puccinelli.