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 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.
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 major retailer suddenly pulled out of “Santa to a Senior.” CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on how you can help.
Dan Kirby survived two tours of duty in the Middle East and logged nearly three decades as a police officer.
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.
Thousands have been donated from around the world for the workers in the middle of the confrontation. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole pays a visit to Chicago’s Lincoln Square shopping district.
These Chicago students make an elaborate dinner from scratch. They even raise the turkeys! CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole pays a visit.
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.
It started with a wish that became a reality. A woman’s two sisters adopt her daughter’s siblings.
Things are looking a little bare in Fountain Square. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
North suburbanites will choose between Republican incumbent Bob Dold and Brad Schneider, the Democrat who once held the seat.
While many could not image the Cubs making it to the World Series, CBS 2 met with one fan who saw it twice in one lifetime.
Three teenagers were shot to death in two drive-by shootings.
On the Sheffield side of the ballpark, a quieter and unexpectedly emotional tribute to the Cubs is taking form.
Schaumburg resident Stan Rauch hocked hotdogs and pop at the World Series at Wrigley Field in 1945.
A woman marks both her love of the Chicago Cubs and new engagement with a Cubs tattoo, after her tattoo artist finance proposed to her at a game.
Ghosts, creepy clowns and other creatures are on the bench when the Cubs are playing in the postseason. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu story, premiered locally at the Chicago International Film Festival Tuesday. It will be shown again next Monday, with a tribute dinner to Cantu that will follow.
If the Cubs make it to the World Series, Central Continental Bakery expects to ice up over 100 to 125 dozen cookies daily.
Homaro Cantu’s death in 2015 here in Chicago was ruled a suicide and it rocked the culinary world.
The storied franchise has a connection to the song “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.