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.

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Illinois Could Reap Economic Rewards Of Ending Embargo With Cuba

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports agricultural trade with Cuba is something that hits home here in Illinois.


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Police Search Sends Roseland Grandmother To Hospital

A Chicago family has questions about a police search that sent a grandmother to the hospital.


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Chicago Area Roots A Strong Influence On Career Of Supreme Court Nominee Garland

Garland grew up in north suburban Lincolnwood. He graduated from Lincoln Hall Middle School and Niles West High School.


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‘Specialty Toy Of The Year’ From Vernon Hills Company Has Kids Losing Their Marbles

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole traveled to Vernon Hills to meet with the creative minds behind a toy called Tumble Trax.


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Leap Years Extra Special For Those With Birthdays On Feb. 29

As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports it might hold the secret to staying forever young.


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Some Chicken Producers Heeding Call For Decreased Use Of Antibiotics

It was a trend mostly ignored by big companies, until recently, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


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In North Suburban Lab, Exploding Hoverboards All In A Day’s Work

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole went into the Northbrook labs of Underwriters Laboratories as their engineers look for answers.


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Plain White T’s Among Artists Collaborating For SpongeBob SquarePants Musical

The multimillion dollar musical is opening in Chicago this summer, but today CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole got a preview.


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A Look Back At The Life Of “To Kill A Mockingbird” Author Harper Lee

The country is mourning the loss of one of the most influential authors of our time. Harper Lee died in her sleep at the age of 89 in her hometown in Alabama.


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Weirdest Dating Profiles Snag The Most Interest, Second City Writer Discovers

It’s all part of Second City’s hit show “#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment.” CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


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Coyote Creating Stir In Streeterville

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports it’s a wild story smack dab in the civilization.


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Tesla, Radio Flyer Team Up To Create Cars For Kids

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has a look at the latest luxury car for your toddler.


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LPs, CDs Stop Spinning At Jazz Record Mart

One of Chicago’s last record stores — you know, where you go in and actually thumb through physical inventory — closed its doors on Monday. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


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Jewish Cabaret Group Not So Obscure, Now That They’re Up For A Grammy

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole introduces us to the New Budapest Orpheum Society, which is currently based in Chicago.


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A Look Into The Future Of Autos With Ford Motor’s Sheryl Connelly

When you look at a car you might just see just steel, rubber and leather. But Sheryl Connelly hopes you see the future.


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Chicagoan Up For Gospel Grammy Award

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole introduces us to Jonathan McReynolds, who grew up in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood.


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Romeoville Woman Opens Up About Contracting Zika Virus

She told her story to CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.


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Jesse Owens Film “Race” Premiers In Chicago

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole was on the red carpet.


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Chipotle Stores Back Open After Company-Wide Food Safety Meeting

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole shows us what Chipotle employees did around noon today instead of making burritos.



‘Downton’ Chicago: A Sneak Peek

Costumes from the hugely popular PBS drama are making extended cameos at a Chicago museum. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.




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