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.

Schaumburg resident Stan Rauch hocked hot dogs and pop at the World Series at Wrigley Field in 1945. (CBS)

Cubs Usher From 1945 Has Special Tie To Wrigley Field

Schaumburg resident Stan Rauch hocked hotdogs and pop at the World Series at Wrigley Field in 1945.

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Women Gets Cubs Tattoo After Boyfriend Proposes At Cubs Game

A woman marks both her love of the Chicago Cubs and new engagement with a Cubs tattoo, after her tattoo artist finance proposed to her at a game.


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Cubs Stealing A Little Thunder From Halloween This Year

Ghosts, creepy clowns and other creatures are on the bench when the Cubs are playing in the postseason. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


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Chef Homaro Cantu’s Life Depicted In Documentary Premiering At Chicago Film Fest

Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu story, premiered locally at the Chicago International Film Festival Tuesday. It will be shown again next Monday, with a tribute dinner to Cantu that will follow.


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Mount Prospect Bakery Dishing Out Cubs-Themed Cookies By The Dozens

If the Cubs make it to the World Series, Central Continental Bakery expects to ice up over 100 to 125 dozen cookies daily.


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New Documentary Examines The Innovative Career Of Late Chicago Chef

Homaro Cantu’s death in 2015 here in Chicago was ruled a suicide and it rocked the culinary world.


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Chicago History Museum Offers Treasure Trove Of Cubs History

The storied franchise has a connection to the song “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

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The Company And Story Behind The Iconic Chicago Cubs ‘W’ Flag

The Chicago Cubs iconic ‘W’ flag has been gaining a lot of attention this season, with flags flying almost everywhere.


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Cubs Social Media Support Explodes As Team Clinches NLDS Victory

In our live Facebook chat, we caught up with believing fans from all across the country.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2016


Chicago-Area Jews Observe Yom Kippur

These are some traditions that keep these communities strong.



No Baloney: Oscar Mayer’s Restored Mansion Is For Sale

The meat baron’s 1901 palace once again has the snap of a nice hot dog casing. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


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Presidential Candidate-Inspired Cookies Fly Off Shelves In Evanston

Bennison’s Bakery launches presidential candidate-inspired cookies. People are eating them up!


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Attempted Abduction In Harvey, Woman Walking Her Dog

A man with a gun followed a woman walking her dog, then tried to break into her residence in south suburban Harvey last week.



No Longer A ‘Food Desert,’ Englewood Welcomes New Whole Foods Market

The celebrations today for many of the workers were about something more.



New Englewood Whole Foods Showcasing Products Of 35 Area Businesses

The new Englewood Whole Foods made an effort to work with local businesses, selecting 35 with very similar goals.


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First Televised Presidential Debate Held At WBBM Studios Changed Political Game

The lessons, which include how to look compelling in cut-aways, and how to use the camera to speak to the country, not the opponent, are still pertinent today.


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Senior Softball Players Balk At Hanging It Up

In fact, the Chicago Hitmen are up for another championship this year. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole introduces us to the young at heart.


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Little Village ‘Paleta Man’ Receives Check From GoFundMe

Fidencio Sanchez, 89, was presented with a check on Wednesday from GoFundMe after more than 17,000 people donated, raising more than $380,000 to help the man and his family.


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AAA Study Finds No Benefit In Using Premium Gas

A new AAA study revealed Tuesday that millions of Americans are wasting billions of dollars when they fill up their cars with premium gas.



River Otter Spotted In Lincoln Park Signals Cleaner Waters

Lately, people have spotted two river otters, and that could be a sign of cleaner water in rivers and ponds.



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