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 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.
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.
At a Chicago clock factory, 85 percent of the employees here are blind. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Former B-17 navigator Howard Keskitalo, 97, on Wednesday became the newest Knight in the French Legion of Honor.
The ping pong event brought some disadvantaged Chicago students together with Information Technology pros. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole sat down with the Chicago Magazine reporter who observed how the former Illinois governor has and hasn’t changed.
The mayor is trying to get scofflaws to keep up the appearance of their homes. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
There is a value to the Civil War memorial that marks a mass grave, a Chicago historian tells CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on the different approaches as Monday’s total eclipse nears.
At Goddess and the Baker, you can swipe away to pay, but don’t count out cash because they won’t take it.
Welcome to the Chicago Public Schools’ Robomatics Summer Camp, where students and parents learn the basics of robotics.
Each one is worth more than $2 million. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole beholds the special-edition roadsters.
A Logan Square craft-beer emporium allows you to select your brew and pour away, with some restrictions. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
An Italian immigrant began making the iconic wagon as a way to move tools around.
Some see them as a revolution in psychotherapy. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Come Sunday, nearly 1 million people are expected along this year’s Pride Parade route. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
The social-media platform’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, got a rock star’s welcome. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Intestinal transplants are potentially dangerous. But identical twins have an edge, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Amid a heatwave, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole takes a tour to see some of the city’s most enchanting water sculptures.
Environmental stewards are creating an ecosystem for the rebounding waterway. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Composer Alan Menken is in town dropping in on the national tour of “Aladdin.” He chats with CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.
Takashi Murakami is often called the Andy Warhol of Japan. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on his new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.