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.

Ottawa Tornado Tragedy: Falling Tree Kills Two Men

Killed were Wayne Tuntland, 76, and 31-year-old DJ Johnson. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

03/01/2017

Meet The Five Candidates Running For Evanston Mayor

The winner would need to earn 51 percent of the vote Tuesday. If no one breaks that threshold, a runoff election will be held in April.

02/24/2017

Evanston Program Pairs Teens With Trades, As Potential College Alternative

Not all young people want to go to a four-year university and rack up a lot of debt. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

02/23/2017

At Chicago Bakery, The Couple That Works Together, Stays Together

On this Valentine’s Day, Joe and Paula Greco talk about their secret to marriage longevity. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

02/14/2017

Chance The Rapper’s Historic Grammy Wins Inspiring Others

‘Coloring Book’ won Best Rap Album, and now it’s inspiring other musicians to follow in Chance’s footsteps.

02/13/2017

Big Challenge For Auto Makers: Getting Millennials To Buy Cars

But they’ve got some strategies that appear to be paying off, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

02/08/2017

Syrian Refugee Family Arrives At O’Hare Amid Immigration Ban Lift

Passengers are frantically flying into the U.S. in case President Trump’s travel ban is reinstated.

02/07/2017

Chicago Schools Chief Blames Gov. Rauner’s ‘Trump Tactics’ For Budget Freeze

The cuts come as CPS copes with a $215 million budget gap it blames on Gov. Bruce Rauner.

02/06/2017

South Loop Restaurant Reopens After Devastating Fire

The owners vowed to reopen the 112-year-old building, which is also a city landmark. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole pays a visit.

02/03/2017

Trump’s Travel Ban Delays Refugee Sisters From Congo

Volunteers from Temple Jeremiah have been preparing to welcome the women, but the executive order put their transit in a state of limbo.

01/31/2017

Judd Hirsch And His ‘Superior Donuts’ Co-Star Take Over Wicker Park Bakery

Was that a legendary face behind the counter at Stan’s Donuts in Wicker Park Monday morning? Yes, it was. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/30/2017

Restaurant Week In Chicago Serves Up Good Deals On Dining

How good? CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/26/2017

Gov. Rauner Expresses Optimism In State Of The State Address

Illinoisans live in a state going on 19 months without a budget, but Governor Rauner sounded optimistic at his State of the State Address.

01/25/2017

Big Marsh Park Transforms Into Spot For Recreation And Relaxation

At 278 acres, the park attracts BMX professionals, casual cyclists and a growing number of birds.

01/24/2017

Brenda Barnes’ Impact On Professional Women

A look at the mark Brenda Barnes left on women decision-makers in the workplace.

01/18/2017

Ailing Officer, Military Veteran Receives Morale-Boosting Gift: Gracie, The Service Dog

Dan Kirby’s hitting the road with his new best friend Gracie, a working dog working to keep him calm.

01/17/2017

Some Urge Illinois Marching Band To Avoid Trump Inaugural Parade

But members of the Olivet Nazarene University marching band say they look forward to the experience. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/11/2017

Social Media Advances Can Bring Online Horrors

In a nation drawn to laptops and smartphones, the Facebook torture video has been unavoidable. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/05/2017

Chicagoans Help Syrian Refugees Feel Welcome

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports one family’s special gift for a group of Syrian refugees now living in the Chicago area.

12/22/2016

Midlothian Man Fatally Shot While Warming Up The Car For His Wife

On a cold winter morning, Darius Mintor, say neighbors, was doing what he always did, warming up the car before driving his wife to work. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

12/21/2016

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