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 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.
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 tricky fire burning in Bridgeport trapped several Chicago firefighters and two of them ended up in the hospital.
Great weather and plenty of festivals make this a weekend to celebrate in Chicago and tens of thousands are enjoying the parties.
As heavily armed officers secured Chicago’s financial district, thousands of workers were pulled into the drama Thursday. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
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?
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.
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.
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.
With Halloween upon us, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole looks at the role horror plays in our everyday lives.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole was there when the former Police frontman gave a select few a preview of “The Last Ship.”
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.
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.
The Northlight Theatre in Skokie is hosting a play honoring the life and music of Woody Guthrie, who would have turned 100 this year.
The teachers’ strike has propelled Chicago into the national and world spotlight, as articles explore the wider issues surrounding politics and public employee unions.
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.
The signs of the NATO Summit in Chicago aren’t limited to the fighter planes that roared over Chicago on Friday.
Patience is the buzzword this Saturday morning as motorists hit the roadways.
Commuters on Metra and South Shore Line trains are prepared for major headaches as the NATO Summit approaches in just two days.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was in northwest suburban Rosemont on Wednesday, less than a week ahead of the Illinois GOP primary. He’s third in the delegate count behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, and running second among those who say they are looking for “a true conservative.”
First Oprah Winfrey, now Rosie O’Donnell. Less than a year after launching her talk show on Winfrey’s OWN Network, and taking up shop in Winfrey’s Harpo Studios in the West Loop, O’Donnell appears to be moving her show to New York.
Despite the G8 summit being moved from Chicago to Camp David, the NATO summit still earmarked for the same weekend in Chicago remains a major event, drawing thousands of representatives from 28 countries.