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.
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.
An off-duty deputy fire chief came to the rescue of an Evanston family last week when he noticed their house was on fire and he ran up to get them out safely.
Attorneys for country music superstars Sugarland suggested in a recent court filing that fans who were killed or hurt when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair last year were partly to blame for their injuries.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole found out that many people are starting to unfriend their Facebook pals – and learned why they do it.
Small businesses looking for small amounts of money are not always worth the effort for big banks. But, as CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, a little-known city program has been able to find them millions.
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.
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.
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.
Family, friends, and a community said goodbye Sunday to a family ripped apart by senseless violence.
Some cabbies aren’t thrilled with the program, thinking they’ll actually lose money as passengers double-up. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
The town of Crystal Lake was mourning the loss of a local Marine whose helicopter crashed last Thursday in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, there is no clear cut Republican favorite. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
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.