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.

Aon Widens Pool For New Hires

Though the employment rate has improved, corporate America is having trouble finding a certain kind of worker. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

05/18/2017

Caught On Video: Man Sucker Punches Security Guard In The Face

A violent attack in River North was caught on camera, as a man punched a security guard in the face outside a condo building.

05/15/2017

Bob Newhart Credits Chicago For His ‘Twisted Way Of Looking At Life’

The 87-year-old television legend came back to his hometown to help the Salvation Army and sits down with CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.

05/12/2017

Musician Honored For Contribution To African American Arts

Phil Cohran, who’s made an international mark on Jazz and the Black Arts Movement, is receiving a lifetime achievement award Monday night.

05/08/2017

Mayor Emanuel Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

Eight people from Mexico took the Oath of Allegiance to officially become U.S. citizens on Friday’s Cinco de Mayo.

05/05/2017

DuPage River Is Mussel-ing Up

The DuPage County Forest Preserve District is using mussels to help clean the water. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole explains.

05/04/2017

More Ticks — And Increased Potential For Lyme Disease — Expected This Summer

Thick wooded areas and grassy prairies are prime spots to encounter ticks. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.

04/25/2017

Some Schools Warn Families About Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”

The popular new Netflix series may be glorifying teen suicide, according to some mental health professionals.

04/24/2017

Facebook Could Do More To Remove Violent Content Quickly: Expert

It took Facebook three hours to remove Steve Stevens’ video, which apparently shows him shoot Robert Goodwin Sr. to death.

04/17/2017

Voters in Evanston, Oak Park Support Property Tax Hike

Both said larger class sizes and the cancellation of arts and enrichment programs were real possibilities if the increases were not approved.

04/05/2017

Chance The Rapper: Chicago Bulls To Donate $1 Million For CPS

The Chicago Bulls have joined forces with Chance the Rapper in support of Chicago Public Schools.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2017

Second Wave Of Mumps Hits Barrington Schools

Health officials have confirmed three new cases at Barrington Middle School, and now families are on alert. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

03/22/2017

The Household Gadgets Of Tomorrow

More than 60,000 people are in Chicago for the International Home + Housewares Show.

03/20/2017

NU Alums Proud Of Men’s Basketball Team

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole talks with some former players, who are also getting in on this week’s NCAA fun.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2017

Alderman: Hiking Price Of Demolitions Could Slow Gentrification Along 606 Trail

People are getting priced out the northwest side neighborhoods that abut the popular 606. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

03/10/2017

In Chicago, Fed Chair Signals Bump In Interest Rate

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke at a luncheon, saying the Fed likely will raise its benchmark rate later this month. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

03/03/2017

Ottawa Tornado Tragedy: Falling Tree Kills Two Men

Killed were Wayne Tuntland, 76, and 31-year-old DJ Johnson. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

03/01/2017

Meet The Five Candidates Running For Evanston Mayor

The winner would need to earn 51 percent of the vote Tuesday. If no one breaks that threshold, a runoff election will be held in April.

02/24/2017

Evanston Program Pairs Teens With Trades, As Potential College Alternative

Not all young people want to go to a four-year university and rack up a lot of debt. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

02/23/2017

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

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