Vince 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.
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 11 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.
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.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole met with Chicagoans today, from politicians to pastors, recognizing the frustrations of the masses, and calling for calm.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole learned more about how crews tackled the blaze and discovered a key piece of the building’s safety equipment may not have been functioning.
The birds at HoKa Farm have a relatively good life, but nothing lasts forever. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has one local man’s story on living a productive live with HIV.
The second leg of a cultural exchange is occurring this week, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports the all-acoustic show is all sold out and it helps the families of fallen and wounded soldiers pay for college.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole spent some time in the kitchen with the latest champion from TV’s “Chopped.”
About 350 students – most from the city’s selective-enrollment high schools – walked the perimeter of the James R. Thompson Center in the Loop, chanting, “Save Our Schools!”
An artificial sweetener, found in candies and gums that’s harmless to humans is poisonous to dogs and is increasingly leading to death, reports CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole sunk his teeth into a new massive dining concept called Latinicity.
Star Wars fans have been waiting for the explosive new trailer for Star Wars Episode Seven: The Force Awakens.
Cubs fans weren’t feeling deflated Sunday night, remaining true believers during rare postseason play.
There is a lot of buying power in Chicago’s Mexican American community and new numbers show it’s fueling the economic center of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.
CBS 2 Vince Gerasole gets a sneak peek at this year’s Open House Chicago.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports it could be a reflection of a healthier U.S. economy.
(CBS) — It’s almost too good to be true. In Wrigleyville and beyond, they are talking postseason baseball after the Cubs clinched a wild-card spot over the weekend. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports the leaves […]
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole went along for the ride as the college students prepared to be in the presence of the Holy Father.
Many Chicagoans have headed to the East Coast to see and pray with Pope Francis during his first visit to the U.S. as the head of the Catholic Church. You might call it a pilgrimage, but at St. Xavier University, they’re calling it the Pope A Palooza Tour.
They are one of the top teams in the Chicago area, but you won’t find them sweating it out on the sidelines of a football field or a ball diamond.
A boy from the Chatham neighborhood survived a pit bull attack on Saturday, in part because of a quick-thinking neighbor; but he’s no ordinary guy. Danell “Doc” Nicholson is a former Olympian and world champion heavyweight boxer.