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.
The meat baron’s 1901 palace once again has the snap of a nice hot dog casing. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Bennison’s Bakery launches presidential candidate-inspired cookies. People are eating them up!
A man with a gun followed a woman walking her dog, then tried to break into her residence in south suburban Harvey last week.
The celebrations today for many of the workers were about something more.
The new Englewood Whole Foods made an effort to work with local businesses, selecting 35 with very similar goals.
The lessons, which include how to look compelling in cut-aways, and how to use the camera to speak to the country, not the opponent, are still pertinent today.
In fact, the Chicago Hitmen are up for another championship this year. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole introduces us to the young at heart.
Fidencio Sanchez, 89, was presented with a check on Wednesday from GoFundMe after more than 17,000 people donated, raising more than $380,000 to help the man and his family.
A new AAA study revealed Tuesday that millions of Americans are wasting billions of dollars when they fill up their cars with premium gas.
Lately, people have spotted two river otters, and that could be a sign of cleaner water in rivers and ponds.
Thousands waited overnight, spending hundreds of dollars for a ticket to the pop culture phenomenon known as Hamilton.
Called “crash cushions,” the sand-filled barrels are placed around potential hazards to absorb the shock of a potential accident. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
“Star Trek,” the sci-fi phenomenon, debuted 50 years ago. It promised a world full of hope and technological advances.
Apple held Wednesday its big unveil event presenting updates for their major devices.
Last week, Washington cut off access to federal financial aid for new students.
The time capsule from 1954 preserved the names and addresses of six thousand Northwestern donors, a picture of retail magnate and founder of K-Mart Sebastian Kresge, and newspaper articles detailing how they came together that year to finance the $3 million construction of the school’s Kresge Hall.
CBS2’s Vince Gerasole reports on how some Chicagoans are helping the victims recover.
Once pain or injury may have sidelined your pet for the rest of its life, but there are new alternatives. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
A new initiative seeks to open up Chicago’s three rivers to more recreation.
A young art student bicycling to town died Tuesday morning, when she was hit and dragged by an 18-wheeler.