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 11 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.


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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.

Tickets to the three Grateful Dead concerts at Soldier Field are sold out. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago About To Come Alive With Grateful Dead Fans

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole got inside the brain of “dead-heads” today.

18 hours ago

North Shore hair stylist and Greek-American George Flannery. (Credit: CBS)

Greek Chicagoans Keeping Close Eye On Economic Crisis In Homeland

The Greek crisis is also touching the lives of Chicago area families. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has the details on how many are on edge.

06/30/2015

Kimmy Goodman performing her eye-bulge trick. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Woman’s Eye Bulge Trick Among Most Notable Stupid Human Trick On Letterman

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports one of the most memorable tricks ever on the show was the special talent of a Chicago woman.

05/20/2015

Dog Park

Vets Say Probiotics Can Help Pets With Some Health Issues

Probiotics aren’t just for people. Some vets have recommended the supplements for pets, to help with a variety of health problems. At Mary Piro’s house, probiotics are a staple in the diets of her horses and dogs.

03/09/2015

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Some Small Businesses Optimistic About 2015

We’re not talking about record profits for these small businesses. It’s more about a confident feeling that the economy is chugging along at a pace where they can expand. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/02/2015

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Bears Family Fest, Lolla Highlight Busy Weekend In Chicago

Great weather and plenty of festivals make this a weekend to celebrate in Chicago and tens of thousands are enjoying the parties.

08/02/2014

Chicago police respond to a shooting at 231 S. LaSalle St. on Thursday (Supplied to CBS)

For Financial District Workers, Shooting Sparks Chaos, Tension — And Questions

As heavily armed officers secured Chicago’s financial district, thousands of workers were pulled into the drama Thursday. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

07/31/2014

Jake Mayer (Credit: CBS)

10-Year-Old Author Working On His Second Novel

Over his summer vacation, Jake Mayer has been playing a little soccer, hanging out with friends in Barrington, and working on his second novel. Did we mention he’s still in elementary school?

07/14/2014

Sting. (Credit: CBS)

Sting To Bring Musical ‘The Last Ship’ To Chicago

Every breath he takes seems to captivate crowds. Now rock superstar Sting is spending the summer in Chicago, tweaking a new musical he’s written that’s bound for the Broadway stage.

05/27/2014

Sarah McCausland

Parents Of Winnetka Teen Killed In Crash Looking For Answers

A suspected drunk driver with a previous drunk driving conviction ended their teenage daughter’s life. Now the parents of Sara McCausland are looking for answers concerning her death. Her family spoke with CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.

02/11/2014

Sarah McCausland

Winnetka College Student Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In New York

A college student from Winnetka died Friday night when a suspected drunk driver ran into her as she walked with friends in Tivoli, N.Y., killing her and another student, according to police.

02/02/2014

A creature from "Statesville Haunted House" mugs for the camera. (CBS)

When Times Are Tough, We Crave Scares

With Halloween upon us, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole looks at the role horror plays in our everyday lives.

10/31/2013

Rock legend Sting discusses "The Last Ship." (CBS)

Sting’s Musical To Preview In Chicago Next Year

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole was there when the former Police frontman gave a select few a preview of “The Last Ship.”

10/11/2013

A youngster works a computer tablet. (CBS)

Are Young Kids Smarter These Days?

There’s no doubt our kids seem to be exposed to more information earlier in their lives, but are they more intelligent? CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

09/26/2013

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Man Shot And Killed While Attending Brother’s Birthday Party In Englewood

What began as a birthday celebration in Englewood ended Friday night in the shooting death of a man described as a dedicated husband and father.

10/13/2012

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Woody Guthrie Honored Onstage At Northlight Theatre

The Northlight Theatre in Skokie is hosting a play honoring the life and music of Woody Guthrie, who would have turned 100 this year.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Chicago public school teachers picket on an overpass near downtown on the first day of a teachers' strike on Sept. 10, 2012. It's the city's first school strike since 1987. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Makes National, World Headlines

The teachers’ strike has propelled Chicago into the national and world spotlight, as articles explore the wider issues surrounding politics and public employee unions.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

The NATO protesters' clashes with Chicago police were big news locally. (CBS)

Clashes In Chicago Not Big News Everywhere

As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, whether NATO protests were a front-page headline or just another story buried inside depends on where you live.

05/21/2012

Kite Festival

NATO Dignitaries Come Out For Kite Festival

The signs of the NATO Summit in Chicago aren’t limited to the fighter planes that roared over Chicago on Friday.

CBS 2–05/19/2012

Lake Shore Drive Closed

Road Closures In Effect For NATO Summit

Patience is the buzzword this Saturday morning as motorists hit the roadways.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

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