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.
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.
CBS2’s Vince Gerasole reports on how some Chicagoans are helping the victims recover.
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.
A new initiative seeks to open up Chicago’s three rivers to more recreation.
A young art student bicycling to town died Tuesday morning, when she was hit and dragged by an 18-wheeler.
Students who stop reading over summer break can fall behind when school resumes.
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The instructors are heavy hitters, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
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.
Pokemon Go is one of the hottest games around, but many public ‘Pokestops’ are in public parks, which often close overnight.
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.
Students are logging time in the physics lab, learning the basics of acceleration speed and velocity. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
The north suburban congressman explains his aversion to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has a look at how some homeowners are trying to fight back.
But will it do any good? CBS 2’s Vince Gersole reports.
It is a banner day at JC Schultz Flag Source. But then again, every day is. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Academy Award winner Robert De Niro was in Chicago Monday.
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CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on Gonzalo Curiel’s Chicago area ties.