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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.

Singer Whitney Houston performs live during a concert at the O2 World on May 12, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The concert is part of the 2010 Nothing But Love tour to promote the album I Look To You. (Photo by Jakubaszek/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Sing Praises Of Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s voice truly moved her fans. On Sunday, fans in Chicago were in shock over her death at the age of 48 in Los Angeles.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2012

A preview of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show is held at McCormick Place on Feb. 8, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rebounding Auto Industry Should Give Boost To Auto Show

As the Chicago Auto Show begins rolling into town, there are signs that an industry on a bumpy road might finally be turning a corner.

CBS 2–02/08/2012

Shaun Wild, 24, a 2nd grade teacher and North Central College graduate, was stabbed to death during a dispute at a bar in Naperville on Feb. 4, 2012. (Photo courtesy: North Central College)

Naperville Grade School Begins To Cope With Loss Of Slain Teacher

Parents and children on Monday were trying to come to grips with the weekend stabbing death of Naperville second-grade teacher Shaun Wild. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.

02/06/2012

Ursula Nailor, 37, and her two sons, Darnell Holt Jr. and Daniel Nailor (Family Photo)

School Holds Memorial For Slain Villa Park Family

Family, friends, and a community said goodbye Sunday to a family ripped apart by senseless violence.

CBS 2–01/29/2012

Need a taxi, even one to share? The ap Taxi Share Chicago allows you to do that. (CBS)

Share A Cab In A Pinch? There’s An App For That

Some cabbies aren’t thrilled with the program, thinking they’ll actually lose money as passengers double-up. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/26/2012

U.S. Marine Capt. Nathan McHone is seen in a 2001 high school yearbook photo. McHone died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Jan. 19, 2012. (Photo Handout)

Fallen Marine Mourned In Crystal Lake

The town of Crystal Lake was mourning the loss of a local Marine whose helicopter crashed last Thursday in Afghanistan.

CBS 2–01/22/2012

Marketers are increasingly using facial-detection software to cater to consumers. (CBS)

Facial-Detection Technology Entering The Marketplace

CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole takes a look at how marketers are literally getting in your face and whether it’s good or bad for consumers.

01/19/2012

Luis Aguilera claims he was fired as a Chicago Public Schools teacher over a memoir in which he reveals an affair with a teacher when he was 16. He says claims that he also had an affair with a student after he became a teacher are false and unsubstantiated. (Credit: CBS)

Fired CPS Teacher Says Personal Memoir Cost Him His Job

A former Chicago Public Schools teacher has sued the district, claiming his right to free speech was violated when he was fired following a flap over his personal memoirs.

CBS 2–01/11/2012

An Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow sits idle in a state garage during a mild start to the 2011-2012 winter season. (Credit: CBS)

IDOT: Seasonal Snow Plow Drivers Not Going To Waste

There hasn’t been much snow on Illinois roads this winter, but the state has a whole lot of snow plows and has been paying hundreds of seasonal plow drivers thousands of dollars a month.

CBS 2–01/10/2012

Army National Guard Spc. Paville N. Simpson thwarted an iPhone robbery at the North/Clybourn station on the CTA Red Line on Jan. 7, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

National Guardsman Nabs Robbers At Subway Station

A National Guardsman going to his job as a security guard single-handedly apprehended three robbers at a CTA subway station on Saturday, after they stole another passenger’s iPhone.

01/08/2012

Different kinds of vegetables, including paprikas, zucchini, onions and tomatoes, lie on display at a government stand that offers information on nutrition at the Gruene Woche agricultural trade fair January 18, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. The Gruene Woche runs from January 18 through 27. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Locally Connected ‘DASH Diet’ Named Top Eating Plan Second Year In A Row

How’d you like to lose 10 pounds or more in a month and still stay healthy? Medical professionals from U.S. News & World Report say a registered dietician from Northbrook has the answer.

01/05/2012

A group of four teenagers was arrested in Lindenhurst for a vandalism spree that included slashing an inflatable Santa on a motorcycle in one resident's yard. (Credit: Lindenhurst Police Department)

4 Teens Arrested For Vandalism Spree In Lindenhurst

What started out as juvenile pranks turned a bit more serious in the northern suburbs. Police in Lindenhurst said four teenagers are in big trouble, suspected of going on a holiday vandalism spree.

CBS 2–01/04/2012

Iowan Ron Freidhof, a restaurant owner in Bettendorf, is undecided about which Republican he'll back in the caucuses. (CBS)

Iowans Still Undecided On Republican Candidate For President

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, there is no clear cut Republican favorite. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/02/2012

Army Sgt. Eric Rundquist returned to his Streamwood home on Dec. 26, 2011, after completing his third tour of duty in Iraq. (Credit: CBS)

Family’s Ultimate Christmas Gift: Son’s Safe Return From Iraq

A community’s love was felt on Monday as a hometown soldier returned home from war. With the war in Iraq now a completed mission, thousands of soldiers are returning home and the relief of having their son back with them is the best of Christmas presents for the Rundquist family in Streamwood.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

In a surveillance video posted on YouTube, a FedEx driver is seen tossing a computer monitor over a customer's fence, rather than ringing the bell at the gate to deliver it safely. (Credit: YouTube)

FedEx Apologizes After Driver Tosses Computer Monitor Over Fence

It’s a not-so-special delivery, from FedEx just in time for the holiday rush. A viral video shows a careless driver throwing a box containing a computer monitor over a fence.

CBS 2–12/21/2011

More than three dozen U.S. Marine Corps reservists who had been serving in Afghanistan were welcomed home in Joliet, Ill., on Dec. 18, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Marine Reservists Return Home To Joliet From Afghanistan

There were tears of joy and sighs of relief in Joliet on Sunday as more than three dozen Marine reservists were welcomed home from Afghanistan.

CBS 2–12/18/2011

Cell Phone (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

With Growing Cell Phone Use, ‘Butt Dials’ To 911 Also Rising

If you’ve ever received a call because someone you know “butt-dialed” you, you know how annoying it can be. But when someone “butt-dials” 911, it’s not just an inconvenience, it’s a public safety issue.

CBS 2–12/01/2011

A Chicago Target store.  (CBS)

Target To Black Friday Shoppers: Walk, Don’t Run (Forget That Commercial)

The deep discounts of Black Friday sales attract thousands of sometimes aggressive shoppers, but one retail chain is targeting safety concerns. Managers at Target are asking shoppers to put on the brakes.

CBS 2–11/22/2011

Holocaust survivor Margot Walton (CBS)

Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories

The U.S. Holocaust Museum may be in Washington D.C., but an annual Chicago fundraiser has become perhaps its largest fundraiser. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.

11/07/2011

Should you 'friend' your bosses or co-workers? (CBS)

How To Navigate The Potential Pitfalls Of Facebook

Should you ‘friend’ your boss on Facebook? Your kids? Your parents? CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole gets some tips from an expert.

11/03/2011

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