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.

Northwestern Capsule

Northwestern University Opens Time Capsule From 1954

The time capsule from 1954 preserved the names and addresses of six thousand Northwestern donors, a picture of retail magnate and founder of K-Mart Sebastian Kresge, and newspaper articles detailing how they came together that year to finance the $3 million construction of the school’s Kresge Hall.

08/24/2016

Caskets are seen floating in flood waters near a cemetery on August 17, 2016 in Gonzales, Louisiana. Starting last week Louisiana was overwhelmed with flood water causing at least seven deaths and thousands of homes damaged by the flood waters.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Chicago Lends Support As President Obama Tours Louisiana Flood Damage

CBS2’s Vince Gerasole reports on how some Chicagoans are helping the victims recover.

08/23/2016

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Physical Therapy: It’s For Pets, Too

Once pain or injury may have sidelined your pet for the rest of its life, but there are new alternatives. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

08/18/2016

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New Initiative Seeks To Open Chicago’s Rivers To More Recreation

A new initiative seeks to open up Chicago’s three rivers to more recreation.

08/17/2016

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Woman Fatally Struck On Busy Milwaukee Avenue Bike Lane

A young art student bicycling to town died Tuesday morning, when she was hit and dragged by an 18-wheeler.

08/16/2016

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Young Chicago Students Make Reading A Summer Sport

Students who stop reading over summer break can fall behind when school resumes.

08/11/2016

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Why Are Those Crash Barrels Broken Along Area Expressways?

They are designed to help protect motorists in an accident, those yellow, sand-filled crash cushions along the expressways.

08/10/2016

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More Than 100 Drummers Come To Chicago For ‘Drum Fantasy Camp’

The instructors are heavy hitters, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

08/08/2016

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Hillary Clinton Supporter Objects To Being Featured In Pro-Trump Ad

A Skokie tradesperson agreed to be photographed four years ago but never thought he’d be helping Trump’s campaign. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

08/05/2016

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Late Night Pokemon Players Getting Slapped With Fines

Pokemon Go is one of the hottest games around, but many public ‘Pokestops’ are in public parks, which often close overnight.

08/03/2016

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Second City, Slate Team Up To Skewer Presidential Candidates

For all their differences Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have something in common: their unpopularity with large numbers of voters. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

07/29/2016

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School Program Draws Line Between Science And Sports

Students are logging time in the physics lab, learning the basics of acceleration speed and velocity. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

07/22/2016

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Republican Dold Among Illinois No-Shows At Party Convention

The north suburban congressman explains his aversion to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

07/18/2016

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Ouch! Property Tax Bills Double For Some Chicagoans

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has a look at how some homeowners are trying to fight back.

07/07/2016

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Chicago Police Presence Beefed Up Over Holiday Weekend

But will it do any good? CBS 2’s Vince Gersole reports.

07/02/2016

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Made In The USA, 40 Miles West Of Chicago: Old Glory

It is a banner day at JC Schultz Flag Source. But then again, every day is. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

07/01/2016

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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