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 social-media platform’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, got a rock star’s welcome. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Intestinal transplants are potentially dangerous. But identical twins have an edge, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Amid a heatwave, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole takes a tour to see some of the city’s most enchanting water sculptures.
Environmental stewards are creating an ecosystem for the rebounding waterway. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Composer Alan Menken is in town dropping in on the national tour of “Aladdin.” He chats with CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.
Takashi Murakami is often called the Andy Warhol of Japan. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on his new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
A new study highlights the ways young drivers can be seriously injured or killed in traffic accidents. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Police were investigating the scene along Van Buren Street, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Though the employment rate has improved, corporate America is having trouble finding a certain kind of worker. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
A violent attack in River North was caught on camera, as a man punched a security guard in the face outside a condo building.
The 87-year-old television legend came back to his hometown to help the Salvation Army and sits down with CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.
Phil Cohran, who’s made an international mark on Jazz and the Black Arts Movement, is receiving a lifetime achievement award Monday night.
Eight people from Mexico took the Oath of Allegiance to officially become U.S. citizens on Friday’s Cinco de Mayo.
The DuPage County Forest Preserve District is using mussels to help clean the water. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole explains.
Thick wooded areas and grassy prairies are prime spots to encounter ticks. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.
The popular new Netflix series may be glorifying teen suicide, according to some mental health professionals.
It took Facebook three hours to remove Steve Stevens’ video, which apparently shows him shoot Robert Goodwin Sr. to death.
Both said larger class sizes and the cancellation of arts and enrichment programs were real possibilities if the increases were not approved.
The Chicago Bulls have joined forces with Chance the Rapper in support of Chicago Public Schools.
Health officials have confirmed three new cases at Barrington Middle School, and now families are on alert. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.