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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Coyote Creating Stir In Streeterville

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

02/17/2016

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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.

02/16/2016

The River North record store Jazz Record Mart closed Monday. (CBS)

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.

02/15/2016

New Budapest Orpheum Society is up for a Grammy Award. (CBS)

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.

02/12/2016

Chicago Auto Show

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.

02/12/2016

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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.

02/11/2016

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Romeoville Woman Opens Up About Contracting Zika Virus

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

02/10/2016

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Jesse Owens Film “Race” Premiers In Chicago

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

02/09/2016

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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.

02/08/2016

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‘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.

02/05/2016

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Englewood Native Finds Success As Nuclear Engineer

Charles Wilson makes sure to visit with school children to encourage them to succeed. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

02/04/2016

Gas Prices Surging At Record Pace

Motorists Loving Low Gas Prices, But Economic Impact Not All Positive

Drivers are enjoying some of the lowest prices at the pump in years, but as CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports it comes at a price.

02/02/2016

Walter Payton

Legacy Of Walter Payton Lives On With NFL Man Of The Year Award

Six days until Super Bowl 50, one of the guests heading to the big game is Connie Payton, the wife of Bears legend Walter Payton.

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Super Bowl A Popular Time To Buy New TV, But Choices Can Be Daunting

Super Bowl 50 is just over a week away in Santa Clara, Calif., but for less money than buying a ticket and traveling for the big game, you can buy a state-of-the-art TV and watch it right here on CBS 2.

01/30/2016

CBS 2's Vince Gerasole talks with film director Paul Dalio. (CBS)

Film About Bipolar Disorder Previews In Chicago

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole talks with the director of the Katie Holmes feature “Touched With Fire.”

01/28/2016

File picture taken circa April 15, 1951 around Seoul shows US troops waiting for attack order as North Korean troops launching a great offensive over the South Korean capital. United States supported South Korea during the 1950-1953 Korean war which ended with an armistice temporarily and the deployment of 37.000 US forces in South Korea. (Photo credit : STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Honor Flights To Begin Flying Korean War Vets To D.C. To Visit Memorial

Some of our nation’s heroes are about to get the opportunity of a lifetime.

01/27/2016

Dr. Jordan Pritikan, an ear, nose and throat specialist. (CBS)

Arctic Blast Behind Surge In Colds And Flu

In the cold and flu aisle at pharmacies, folks are looking for over-the-counter relief for their symptoms. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/22/2016

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Rock Star Brings Sounds Of Colombia To Goodman Theatre

A new production at the Goodman Theatre documents the very real story of a beauty pageant held in a Colombian women’s prison.

01/20/2016

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Quirky Evanston Antique Store Closing Up Shop By Spring

From Mickey Mouse watches to dusty old toaster ads, the curious have flocked to Evanston since the 80s to seek them out. Now, as CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, what’s called the area’s quirkiest antique shop is about to become a thing of the past.

01/19/2016

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Sculpture To Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s March Through Marquette Park

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole gives us a sneak peek.

01/18/2016

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