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.

Joe Greco and his wife, Paula. (CBS)

At Chicago Bakery, The Couple That Works Together, Stays Together

On this Valentine’s Day, Joe and Paula Greco talk about their secret to marriage longevity. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

02/14/2017

Chance the Rapper's mixtape 'Coloring Book' is the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy. (CBS)

Chance The Rapper’s Historic Grammy Wins Inspiring Others

‘Coloring Book’ won Best Rap Album, and now it’s inspiring other musicians to follow in Chance’s footsteps.

02/13/2017

What do Millennials think about cars? CBS 2's Vince Gerasole asks them. (CBS)

Big Challenge For Auto Makers: Getting Millennials To Buy Cars

But they’ve got some strategies that appear to be paying off, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

02/08/2017

RefugeeOne's social programs settled 840 refugees in Illinois last year. (CBS)

Syrian Refugee Family Arrives At O’Hare Amid Immigration Ban Lift

Passengers are frantically flying into the U.S. in case President Trump’s travel ban is reinstated.

02/07/2017

Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool. (Dana Kozlov/CBS)

Chicago Schools Chief Blames Gov. Rauner’s ‘Trump Tactics’ For Budget Freeze

The cuts come as CPS copes with a $215 million budget gap it blames on Gov. Bruce Rauner.

02/06/2017

Laura O'Malley of the rebuilt Firehouse Restaurant. (CBS)

South Loop Restaurant Reopens After Devastating Fire

The owners vowed to reopen the 112-year-old building, which is also a city landmark. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole pays a visit.

02/03/2017

Protesters gather at Chicago O'Hare International airport on January 28, 2017. US President Donald Trump boasted Saturday that his 'very strict' crackdown on Muslim immigration was working 'very nicely,' amid mounting resistance to the order which has been branded by many as blatantly discriminatory.  (Photo credit: DEREK R. HENKLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Travel Ban Delays Refugee Sisters From Congo

Volunteers from Temple Jeremiah have been preparing to welcome the women, but the executive order put their transit in a state of limbo.

01/31/2017

"Superior Donuts" co-stars Jermaine Fowler, left, and Judd Hirsch visit Stan's Donuts. (CBS)

Judd Hirsch And His ‘Superior Donuts’ Co-Star Take Over Wicker Park Bakery

Was that a legendary face behind the counter at Stan’s Donuts in Wicker Park Monday morning? Yes, it was. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/30/2017

A dish at Nonnina in Chicago. (CBS)

Restaurant Week In Chicago Serves Up Good Deals On Dining

How good? CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/26/2017

Governor Bruce Rauner giving his State of the State address (CBS)

Gov. Rauner Expresses Optimism In State Of The State Address

Illinoisans live in a state going on 19 months without a budget, but Governor Rauner sounded optimistic at his State of the State Address.

01/25/2017

Jay Readey, Development Adviser for Big Marsh (CBS)

Big Marsh Park Transforms Into Spot For Recreation And Relaxation

At 278 acres, the park attracts BMX professionals, casual cyclists and a growing number of birds.

01/24/2017

Andee Harris, Chief Engagement Officer at HighGround. (CBS)

Brenda Barnes’ Impact On Professional Women

A look at the mark Brenda Barnes left on women decision-makers in the workplace.

01/18/2017

Dan Kirby, left, and his service dog, Gracie. (CBS)

Ailing Officer, Military Veteran Receives Morale-Boosting Gift: Gracie, The Service Dog

Dan Kirby’s hitting the road with his new best friend Gracie, a working dog working to keep him calm.

01/17/2017

A member of the Olivet Nazarene University marching band. (CBS)

Some Urge Illinois Marching Band To Avoid Trump Inaugural Parade

But members of the Olivet Nazarene University marching band say they look forward to the experience. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/11/2017

This screen grab appears to show a restrained man tortured on Facebook. (Facebook)

Social Media Advances Can Bring Online Horrors

In a nation drawn to laptops and smartphones, the Facebook torture video has been unavoidable. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/05/2017

Suzanne Sahloul shows some of the warm words written for Syrian refugees. (CBS)

Chicagoans Help Syrian Refugees Feel Welcome

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports one family’s special gift for a group of Syrian refugees now living in the Chicago area.

12/22/2016

Darius Minter (picture provided to CBS)

Midlothian Man Fatally Shot While Warming Up The Car For His Wife

On a cold winter morning, Darius Mintor, say neighbors, was doing what he always did, warming up the car before driving his wife to work. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

12/21/2016

Mercedes Gutierez, French Pastry School graduate. (CBS)

For One Newly Graduated Chef, There Is Life After Nabisco Layoff

Several dozen students graduated today from Chicago’s French Pastry School. But the road there isn’t always what you’d expect. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

12/16/2016

Lloyd Bradbury (CBS)

Holiday Gift Program For Seniors Hits A Snag

A major retailer suddenly pulled out of “Santa to a Senior.” CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on how you can help.

12/15/2016

Dan Kirby is suffering from PTSD and cancer. (CBS)

Ailing Officer In Suburban Lynwood Gets Boost From Colleagues, Community

Dan Kirby survived two tours of duty in the Middle East and logged nearly three decades as a police officer.

12/08/2016

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