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.

Photographer Hunts For Subjects He Immortalized In 1973

It’s a groovy kind of mystery. Jeff Cohen of Highland Park is halfway to solving it. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Mysterious Yellow Ice Plops Onto Roof Near Airport

An Elk Grove Village homeowner wonders if an airliner dropped some unwanted cargo atop her residence. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Frostbite And Burns — Surprisingly Similar Injuries

The temperature differences between flames and Arctic blasts are drastically different, but exposure to either can lead to similar damage.


Doctors: Get The Flu Shot, Anyway

This year’s immunization may be only 10 percent effective, but it can still minimize the flu’s symptoms and help prevent its spread. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Cell Phone Store Owner Shoots Robbery Suspect

A cell phone store owner shot a teenage suspect who was attempting to rob the business on Thursday.


‘Beautiful’ Star Recalls Struggles Before Carole King Role

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole introduces us to the St. Ignatius alum making a name for herself in the title role of “The Carole King Musical.”


Chicago Judges, Attorneys Compose Unique Orchestra

Lately, this motley group of musicians has been rehearsing holiday tunes. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Small Businesses Worry About Net Neutrality Vote

Critics fear the vote allows providers to create different speeds of service on the internet, with faster lanes for companies willing to pay, making it harder for smaller companies to compete.  


One Of Santa’s Elves Calls Hyde Park Home

“They are made to be tossed around in a sand box. I think it’s important that parents give their kids something they can mess around with.”


Shooting Victim, 13, Was In ‘Wrong Place, Wrong Time’

The eighth-grader was another innocent bystander impacted by Chicago violence but is expected to recover.


Battle Over Pop Tax Layoffs Continues

The pop tax repeal leaves a 200 million dollar gap in the county’s budget. It lead to the approved layoffs of 328 county workers.


Small Business Saturday In Full Swing

After years of encouraging shoppers to buy gifts online, many stores want you to come visit in person and not just click and pay.


Mosque Brings Politicians, The Curious To Wheaton

Hundreds of inquisitive neighbors filled the Islamic Center of Wheaton for today’s event.


Students, Grown-Ups Celebrate The Holiday Season

Christmas may be more than a month away but that’s not stopping some from getting into the holiday spirit.


Epilepsy Drugs: Generics Not Optimum For Some

Three and a half million Americans cope with epilepsy, but the condition can be treated effectively with medications. 


Students Get Their Shot On ‘Hamilton’ Stage

The young people studied the Hamilton era and performed raps and flows that drew parallels between historical events and modern problems. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Positively Chicago: Making House Calls To Seniors

Nurse practitioner Dwayne Dobschuetez, 70, knows how his patients feel and he’s happy to visit them at home.


HBCU Alums: Renewing A Sense Of Purpose On And Off The Field

At a Wrigley Field meet-and-greet before a Cubs game they spoke about what makes the schools something special.


Positively Chicago: Lighthouse Industries

At a Chicago clock factory, 85 percent of the employees here are blind. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


France Thanks WW II Veteran In Batavia

Former B-17 navigator Howard Keskitalo, 97, on Wednesday became the newest Knight in the French Legion of Honor.



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