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.

A small boat rescues sailors from the USS 'West Virginia' after she had suffered a hit in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Tennessee (BB-43) is inboard of the sunken battleship. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Veterans Recall Pearl Harbor

The number of survivors has dwindled to roughly 2,000 – so, too, are the opportunities to learn from their sacrifices. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

12/05/2016

A customer at a Chicago Michaels arts and craft store yells at employees. (YouTube/Jessie Grady)

Ugly Incident At Chicago Crafts Store Yields Silver Lining When Video Goes Viral

Thousands have been donated from around the world for the workers in the middle of the confrontation. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

11/28/2016

A Black Friday shopper (CBS)

Some Independent Store Owners Co-Existing With Internet

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole pays a visit to Chicago’s Lincoln Square shopping district.

11/25/2016

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At Ag High School, Thanksgiving Is A Farm To Table Experience

These Chicago students make an elaborate dinner from scratch. They even raise the turkeys! CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole pays a visit.

11/22/2016

Hundreds lined up early to be the first to buy tickets to the second round of Hamilton the Musical on Sept.  27, 2016. | Lisa Fielding

Attorney For Chicago ‘Hamilton’ Heckler: Audience At Fault For Disruption

An audience member at a Chicago performance of “Hamilton” was arrested after he allegedly caused a politically charged disturbance. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

11/21/2016

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Women Convinces Sisters To Adopt Her Daughter’s Siblings

It started with a wish that became a reality. A woman’s two sisters adopt her daughter’s siblings.

11/18/2016

Fountain square is conspicuously empty as the holidays approach. (CBS)

Wanted: Giant Christmas Tree For Downtown Evanston

Things are looking a little bare in Fountain Square. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

11/15/2016

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10th District Voters Will Decide The Latest Rematch Between Dold, Schneider

North suburbanites will choose between Republican incumbent Bob Dold and Brad Schneider, the Democrat who once held the seat.

11/07/2016

86-year-old Ronny Wolff has witnessed a pair of historic moments. (CBS)

One Cubs Fan Lived To Witness Two World Series

While many could not image the Cubs making it to the World Series, CBS 2 met with one fan who saw it twice in one lifetime.

11/03/2016

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3 Teenagers Fatally Shot In Two Drive-By Shooting Over The Weekend

Three teenagers were shot to death in two drive-by shootings.

11/01/2016

On the Sheffield side of the ballpark, a quieter and unexpectedly emotional tribute to the Cubs is taking form. | Vince Gerasole

Cubs Fans Begin New Tradition Writing Emotional Tribute Messages On Wrigley Wall

On the Sheffield side of the ballpark, a quieter and unexpectedly emotional tribute to the Cubs is taking form.

10/31/2016

Schaumburg resident Stan Rauch hocked hot dogs and pop at the World Series at Wrigley Field in 1945. (CBS)

Cubs Usher From 1945 Has Special Tie To Wrigley Field

Schaumburg resident Stan Rauch hocked hotdogs and pop at the World Series at Wrigley Field in 1945.

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Women Gets Cubs Tattoo After Boyfriend Proposes At Cubs Game

A woman marks both her love of the Chicago Cubs and new engagement with a Cubs tattoo, after her tattoo artist finance proposed to her at a game.

10/21/2016

An actor prepares for the House of Torment haunted house. (CBS)

Cubs Stealing A Little Thunder From Halloween This Year

Ghosts, creepy clowns and other creatures are on the bench when the Cubs are playing in the postseason. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

10/20/2016

Chef Homaro Cantu.  (Credit:  JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Chef Homaro Cantu’s Life Depicted In Documentary Premiering At Chicago Film Fest

Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu story, premiered locally at the Chicago International Film Festival Tuesday. It will be shown again next Monday, with a tribute dinner to Cantu that will follow.

10/18/2016

Mt. Prospect-based Central Continental Bakery sells Cubs-themed cookies by the loads, year-round. | CBS 2 News

Mount Prospect Bakery Dishing Out Cubs-Themed Cookies By The Dozens

If the Cubs make it to the World Series, Central Continental Bakery expects to ice up over 100 to 125 dozen cookies daily.

10/18/2016

Chef Homaro Cantu.  (Credit:  JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

New Documentary Examines The Innovative Career Of Late Chicago Chef

Homaro Cantu’s death in 2015 here in Chicago was ruled a suicide and it rocked the culinary world.

10/18/2016

The 1908 Chicago Cubs bear mascot looked more like a giant rodent. (courtesy: Chicago History Museum)

Chicago History Museum Offers Treasure Trove Of Cubs History

The storied franchise has a connection to the song “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2016

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The Company And Story Behind The Iconic Chicago Cubs ‘W’ Flag

The Chicago Cubs iconic ‘W’ flag has been gaining a lot of attention this season, with flags flying almost everywhere.

10/13/2016

The Cubs have advanced to the NLCS. (CBS)

Cubs Social Media Support Explodes As Team Clinches NLDS Victory

In our live Facebook chat, we caught up with believing fans from all across the country.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2016

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