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.

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Hit Musical “Hamilton” Coming To Chicago

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole takes a look at its unlikely road to success for “Hamilton.”

12/08/2015

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Interim Police Supt. John Escalante A 29-Year CPD Veteran

John Escalante was elevated by Rahm Emanuel to temporarily take over for the ousted Police Supt. Garry McCarthy.
He 51 and a 29-year veteran of the force.

12/01/2015

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Phillips Makes Football History, Despite Challenges

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole caught up with some of the members of Phillips Academy football team, along with their family and fans, after the team buried Belleville-Altoff with a 51-7 victory in DeKalb.

CBS Chicago–11/28/2015

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Pastors Call For Peaceful Protests Amid Release Of Officer Shooting Video

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole met with Chicagoans today, from politicians to pastors, recognizing the frustrations of the masses, and calling for calm.

11/24/2015

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Some Hancock Residents Say They Didn’t Hear Any Alarms During Fire

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole learned more about how crews tackled the blaze and discovered a key piece of the building’s safety equipment may not have been functioning.

11/23/2015

The stock at HoKa Turkey Farm in Waterman, Ill. (CBS)

At Waterman Farm, Customers Come Face To Face With Their Thanksgiving Dinner

The birds at HoKa Farm have a relatively good life, but nothing lasts forever. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

11/19/2015

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Local Man Living Proof That HIV Diagnosis Is Not A Death Sentence

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has one local man’s story on living a productive live with HIV.

11/17/2015

CBS 2's Vince Gerasole talks with Wendy Oram Galvez of the Universidad de las Artes .(CBS)

Chicago-Cuba Musical Exchange Continues

The second leg of a cultural exchange is occurring this week, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

11/12/2015

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Country Superstars Playing Concert At Chicago Theatre To Benefit Veterans’ Families

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports the all-acoustic show is all sold out and it helps the families of fallen and wounded soldiers pay for college.

11/11/2015

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Chicago Nun Uses Cooking Skills To Win Food Network Competition Chopped

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole spent some time in the kitchen with the latest champion from TV’s “Chopped.”

11/10/2015

Chicago Public Schools students stage a protest at the Thompson Center Friday. (CBS)

Hundreds Of CPS Students Protest Continuing State Budget Impasse

About 350 students – most from the city’s selective-enrollment high schools – walked the perimeter of the James R. Thompson Center in the Loop, chanting, “Save Our Schools!”

11/06/2015

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Artificial Sweetener Found In Candy, Gum A Growing Danger For Dogs

An artificial sweetener, found in candies and gums that’s harmless to humans is poisonous to dogs and is increasingly leading to death, reports CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.

11/04/2015

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Latinicity Brings Taste Of Latin America To Block 37

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole sunk his teeth into a new massive dining concept called Latinicity.

11/03/2015

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Chicago College Students Buzzing After Release Of New Star Wars Trailer

Star Wars fans have been waiting for the explosive new trailer for Star Wars Episode Seven: The Force Awakens.

10/20/2015

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Cubs Fans Stay Optimistic Despite Losing First Two Games Of NLCS

Cubs fans weren’t feeling deflated Sunday night, remaining true believers during rare postseason play.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2015

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Little Village Retail Strip Is Second Highest Grossing in City

There is a lot of buying power in Chicago’s Mexican American community and new numbers show it’s fueling the economic center of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.

10/14/2015

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Chicago’s Historic Buildings Open To Public This Weekend

CBS 2 Vince Gerasole gets a sneak peek at this year’s Open House Chicago.

10/09/2015

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Proposed Skyscrapers Could Take Chicago Skyline To New Heights

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports it could be a reflection of a healthier U.S. economy.

10/05/2015

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Cubs The Talk Of The Town After Clinching Postseason Berth

(CBS) — It’s almost too good to be true. In Wrigleyville and beyond, they are talking postseason baseball after the Cubs clinched a wild-card spot over the weekend. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports the leaves […]

09/28/2015

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Chicago Catholic College Students Journey To Philly To See Pope

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole went along for the ride as the college students prepared to be in the presence of the Holy Father.

09/26/2015

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