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.

Restaurant Week In Chicago Serves Up Good Deals On Dining

How good? CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/26/2017

Gov. Rauner Expresses Optimism In State Of The State Address

Illinoisans live in a state going on 19 months without a budget, but Governor Rauner sounded optimistic at his State of the State Address.

01/25/2017

Big Marsh Park Transforms Into Spot For Recreation And Relaxation

At 278 acres, the park attracts BMX professionals, casual cyclists and a growing number of birds.

01/24/2017

Brenda Barnes’ Impact On Professional Women

A look at the mark Brenda Barnes left on women decision-makers in the workplace.

01/18/2017

Ailing Officer, Military Veteran Receives Morale-Boosting Gift: Gracie, The Service Dog

Dan Kirby’s hitting the road with his new best friend Gracie, a working dog working to keep him calm.

01/17/2017

Some Urge Illinois Marching Band To Avoid Trump Inaugural Parade

But members of the Olivet Nazarene University marching band say they look forward to the experience. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/11/2017

Social Media Advances Can Bring Online Horrors

In a nation drawn to laptops and smartphones, the Facebook torture video has been unavoidable. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/05/2017

Chicagoans Help Syrian Refugees Feel Welcome

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports one family’s special gift for a group of Syrian refugees now living in the Chicago area.

12/22/2016

Midlothian Man Fatally Shot While Warming Up The Car For His Wife

On a cold winter morning, Darius Mintor, say neighbors, was doing what he always did, warming up the car before driving his wife to work. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

12/21/2016

For One Newly Graduated Chef, There Is Life After Nabisco Layoff

Several dozen students graduated today from Chicago’s French Pastry School. But the road there isn’t always what you’d expect. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

12/16/2016

Holiday Gift Program For Seniors Hits A Snag

A major retailer suddenly pulled out of “Santa to a Senior.” CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on how you can help.

12/15/2016

Ailing Officer In Suburban Lynwood Gets Boost From Colleagues, Community

Dan Kirby survived two tours of duty in the Middle East and logged nearly three decades as a police officer.

12/08/2016

Chicago Area Veterans Recall Pearl Harbor

The number of survivors has dwindled to roughly 2,000 – so, too, are the opportunities to learn from their sacrifices. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

12/05/2016

Ugly Incident At Chicago Crafts Store Yields Silver Lining When Video Goes Viral

Thousands have been donated from around the world for the workers in the middle of the confrontation. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

11/28/2016

Some Independent Store Owners Co-Existing With Internet

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole pays a visit to Chicago’s Lincoln Square shopping district.

11/25/2016

At Ag High School, Thanksgiving Is A Farm To Table Experience

These Chicago students make an elaborate dinner from scratch. They even raise the turkeys! CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole pays a visit.

11/22/2016

Attorney For Chicago ‘Hamilton’ Heckler: Audience At Fault For Disruption

An audience member at a Chicago performance of “Hamilton” was arrested after he allegedly caused a politically charged disturbance. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

11/21/2016

Women Convinces Sisters To Adopt Her Daughter’s Siblings

It started with a wish that became a reality. A woman’s two sisters adopt her daughter’s siblings.

11/18/2016

Wanted: Giant Christmas Tree For Downtown Evanston

Things are looking a little bare in Fountain Square. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

11/15/2016

Robert Dold, Brad Schneider

10th District Voters Will Decide The Latest Rematch Between Dold, Schneider

North suburbanites will choose between Republican incumbent Bob Dold and Brad Schneider, the Democrat who once held the seat.

11/07/2016

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