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.

Positively Chicago: Lighthouse Industries

At a Chicago clock factory, 85 percent of the employees here are blind. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

09/22/2017

France Thanks WW II Veteran In Batavia

Former B-17 navigator Howard Keskitalo, 97, on Wednesday became the newest Knight in the French Legion of Honor.

09/20/2017

Table Tennis Tourney Doubles As Mentorship Program

The ping pong event brought some disadvantaged Chicago students together with Information Technology pros. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

09/15/2017

Blagojevich Behind Bars: ‘He’s More Mellow, Sounds Humbler’

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole sat down with the Chicago Magazine reporter who observed how the former Illinois governor has and hasn’t changed.

09/12/2017

Batavia May Post Signs Of Shame In Front Of Eyesore Properties

The mayor is trying to get scofflaws to keep up the appearance of their homes. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

09/06/2017

Chicago’s Confederate Mound: Tribute To 4,000 Rebel Soldiers

There is a value to the Civil War memorial that marks a mass grave, a Chicago historian tells CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.

08/16/2017

Some Schools Doing Eclipse Blackout, Others Embrace The Event

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on the different approaches as Monday’s total eclipse nears.

08/15/2017

Better Get Used To ‘Cashless’ Transactions

At Goddess and the Baker, you can swipe away to pay, but don’t count out cash because they won’t take it.

08/10/2017

The Family That Builds Robots Together …

Welcome to the Chicago Public Schools’ Robomatics Summer Camp, where students and parents learn the basics of robotics.

07/27/2017

Rare Lamborghinis Roll Into Chicago

Each one is worth more than $2 million. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole beholds the special-edition roadsters.

07/25/2017

It’s Come To This: Touch-Screen Beer Taps

A Logan Square craft-beer emporium allows you to select your brew and pour away, with some restrictions. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

07/18/2017

Positively Chicago: Radio Flyer

An Italian immigrant began making the iconic wagon as a way to move tools around.

07/12/2017

Mental Health: There Are Apps For That

Some see them as a revolution in psychotherapy. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

06/29/2017

Pride Preps Underway In Chicago

Come Sunday, nearly 1 million people are expected along this year’s Pride Parade route. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

06/23/2017

Face Of Facebook Holds Summit In Chicago

The social-media platform’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, got a rock star’s welcome. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

06/22/2017

Twin Aids Wounded Brother, In Extremely Rare Transplant

Intestinal transplants are potentially dangerous. But identical twins have an edge, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

06/20/2017

Chicago: City Of Fountains

Amid a heatwave, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole takes a tour to see some of the city’s most enchanting water sculptures.

06/13/2017

Coming To Chicago River: Floating Wetlands

Environmental stewards are creating an ecosystem for the rebounding waterway. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

06/09/2017

Disney Maestro Wrote The Music Of Your Childhood

Composer Alan Menken is in town dropping in on the national tour of “Aladdin.” He chats with CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.

06/08/2017

Japanese Artist Expected To Draw Big Crowds In Chicago

Takashi Murakami is often called the Andy Warhol of Japan. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on his new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

06/02/2017

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