Vince Gerasole

gerasole Vince GerasoleVince Gerasole serves as a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago. Gerasole joined the station in April 2001, and since that time he has anchored and reported for various station newscasts.

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Gerasole has been honored for excellence in broadcast journalism throughout his career. He was named the Best Broadcast Reporter in the state by the Associated Press of Illinois in 2002 and Best Newswriter in 2006 and 2007. He’s received 14 Emmy Awards for his work at CBS 2 Chicago, including three for outstanding individual reporting (2003, 2004, 2005), two for outstanding writing (2006 and 2007) and one for “Illinois Getaway Guide (2007)”, a half-hour special he wrote and hosted. In 2011 he received an Emmy for Best Spot News Coverage while broadcasting live from the blizzard that trapped over 900 cars for nearly a day on Lake Shore Drive.


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Gerasole was honored by the Associated Press of Pennsylvania for Best Spot News Coverage. He received the Leonardo DaVinci Award for “Excellence in Communications,” from the Illinois chapter of the Sons of Italy, and “The David Award,” from Illinois’ Italo-American National Union. Both awards honored his commitment to the community. Gerasole is also the 2006 recipient of the Dante Award from the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans. He is a three-time James Beard Award nominee for Excellence in Broadcast Food Reporting. Before working at CBS 2 Chicago, Gerasole was a general assignment reporter at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Ga. Prior to that, Gerasole worked as an anchor and reporter at KHNL-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He also served as a Capitol Hill and White House correspondent in Washington, D.C., for Cox Broadcasting, and worked as an anchor and reporter at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and KCRL-TV in Reno, Nev. Gerasole, who is fluent in Italian, began his broadcasting career as a New York based field producer for the Italian Network RAI.

Vince graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Political Science and Italian, and attended the University’s Medill School of Journalism. He is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Gerasole, his wife and two daughters make their home in Evanston.

Robert DeNiro talks with CBS 2's Vince Gerasole about his new hotel venture in Chicago. (CBS)

Robert De Niro Launches New Luxury Hotel Project In West Loop

Academy Award winner Robert De Niro was in Chicago Monday.

06/20/2016

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Have Another Cup Of Joe, It’s OK, Really

Go ahead and pour another cup of coffee, it just might be good for you.

06/15/2016

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America’s Cup Races In Chicago: Like ‘NASCAR On The Water’

This weekend’s qualifying races pit catamarans against each other.

06/10/2016

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Federal Judge Disparaged By Trump Grew Up In East Chicago, Ind.

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on Gonzalo Curiel’s Chicago area ties.

06/06/2016

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Police To Step Up Lakefront Patrols After Brawls At North Avenue Beach

With summer heating up, Chicago police said they will add extra patrols to all city beaches and parks, in the wake of another bloody brawl at North Avenue Beach.

06/03/2016

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Oak Brook Braces For Potential McDonald’s Move To Chicago

The village manager says he understands why the western suburb may lose the fast-food giant’s world headquarters. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

06/02/2016

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Those Long Lines For Emissions Test? They Weren’t Even Necessary

Tens of thousands of motorists waited in long lines for an emissions test required to register their cars.

06/01/2016

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Navy Pier Rolls Out Its New Ferris Wheel This Holiday Weekend

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole got a preview.

05/26/2016

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War Through The Eyes Of A Woman Photographer

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole speaks with Lynsey Addario, often called the greatest living photojournalist. Her work is now on display at the Field Museum.

05/16/2016

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After Beating Drugs, Graduates Have Hope For Another Chance

This time of year, millions of people earn their diploma and for many it’s a sign of an end to their school years.

05/12/2016

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Chicago Salvager Acquires Trove Of Berkels, The ‘Cadillac Of Meat Slicers’

Why are Berkel meat slicers so highly prized? CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

05/09/2016

Susan Moody, foreground, is at it again, shooting pictures of people jumping in front of "The Bean." (CBS)

Amateur Photographer Corners ‘Jumping Bean’ Market

Legal secretary Susan Moody shoots pictures of people in mid-air at Millennium Park’s “Cloud Gate” sculpture, a.k.a The Bean. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

05/06/2016

Dutch artist Collin van der Sluijs works on a painting on the side of a building. (CBS)

Chicago’s South Loop Becoming Canyon Of Paintings

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on a continuing program to adorn buildings along Wabash Avenue.

05/05/2016

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What Is Chicago Losing If Lucas Museum Goes Elsewhere?

CHICAGO (CBS) — To the unassuming, Today is Wednesday, May 4, but to Star Wars fans, it’s their day with its own slogan: May the Fourth be with you. Star Wars is top of mind […]

05/04/2016

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West Side Flower Warehouse In Full Bloom Ahead Of Mother’s Day

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has more on how florists are preparing for the last-minute rush.

05/03/2016

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Renowned Chicago Artist Shows The ‘Magic’ Of Everyday African-American Life

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole got to meet Kerry James Marshall as the Museum of Contemporary Art mounts an exhibit of his work.

04/22/2016

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Meet The Man Reconstructing Chicago’s Largest Pipe Organ

The city’s largest pipe organ is getting a make-over. Pulling it off is a young man with the skills of a carpenter, the brain of a physicist, and an ear for music.

04/20/2016

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King’s Achievements Center Stage In Lyric Production Of “The King And I”

Rogers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” will be center stage later this month. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has a look at how history has been woven into an American theatre classic.

04/19/2016

Jose Juan Moreno, right, green shirt, is staying at a Hyde Park church to avoid deportation. (CBS)

Immigrant Dad, Facing Deportation, Seeks Sanctuary In Chicago Church

Jose Juan Moreno has been in the U.S. illegally for 15 years. Now, he has settled into a sparse room at University Church in hopes of keeping his family together. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

04/18/2016

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The Future Of Vending Machines: Freshly Made Pizza, Do-It-Yourself Muffins

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole paid a visit to a trade show in Chicago.

04/14/2016

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