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 11 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.

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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.

Different kinds of vegetables, including paprikas, zucchini, onions and tomatoes, lie on display at a government stand that offers information on nutrition at the Gruene Woche agricultural trade fair January 18, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. The Gruene Woche runs from January 18 through 27. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Locally Connected ‘DASH Diet’ Named Top Eating Plan Second Year In A Row

How’d you like to lose 10 pounds or more in a month and still stay healthy? Medical professionals from U.S. News & World Report say a registered dietician from Northbrook has the answer.


A group of four teenagers was arrested in Lindenhurst for a vandalism spree that included slashing an inflatable Santa on a motorcycle in one resident's yard. (Credit: Lindenhurst Police Department)

4 Teens Arrested For Vandalism Spree In Lindenhurst

What started out as juvenile pranks turned a bit more serious in the northern suburbs. Police in Lindenhurst said four teenagers are in big trouble, suspected of going on a holiday vandalism spree.

CBS 2–01/04/2012

Iowan Ron Freidhof, a restaurant owner in Bettendorf, is undecided about which Republican he'll back in the caucuses. (CBS)

Iowans Still Undecided On Republican Candidate For President

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, there is no clear cut Republican favorite. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Army Sgt. Eric Rundquist returned to his Streamwood home on Dec. 26, 2011, after completing his third tour of duty in Iraq. (Credit: CBS)

Family’s Ultimate Christmas Gift: Son’s Safe Return From Iraq

A community’s love was felt on Monday as a hometown soldier returned home from war. With the war in Iraq now a completed mission, thousands of soldiers are returning home and the relief of having their son back with them is the best of Christmas presents for the Rundquist family in Streamwood.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

In a surveillance video posted on YouTube, a FedEx driver is seen tossing a computer monitor over a customer's fence, rather than ringing the bell at the gate to deliver it safely. (Credit: YouTube)

FedEx Apologizes After Driver Tosses Computer Monitor Over Fence

It’s a not-so-special delivery, from FedEx just in time for the holiday rush. A viral video shows a careless driver throwing a box containing a computer monitor over a fence.

CBS 2–12/21/2011

More than three dozen U.S. Marine Corps reservists who had been serving in Afghanistan were welcomed home in Joliet, Ill., on Dec. 18, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Marine Reservists Return Home To Joliet From Afghanistan

There were tears of joy and sighs of relief in Joliet on Sunday as more than three dozen Marine reservists were welcomed home from Afghanistan.

CBS 2–12/18/2011

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With Growing Cell Phone Use, ‘Butt Dials’ To 911 Also Rising

If you’ve ever received a call because someone you know “butt-dialed” you, you know how annoying it can be. But when someone “butt-dials” 911, it’s not just an inconvenience, it’s a public safety issue.

CBS 2–12/01/2011

A Chicago Target store.  (CBS)

Target To Black Friday Shoppers: Walk, Don’t Run (Forget That Commercial)

The deep discounts of Black Friday sales attract thousands of sometimes aggressive shoppers, but one retail chain is targeting safety concerns. Managers at Target are asking shoppers to put on the brakes.

CBS 2–11/22/2011

Holocaust survivor Margot Walton (CBS)

Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories

The U.S. Holocaust Museum may be in Washington D.C., but an annual Chicago fundraiser has become perhaps its largest fundraiser. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Should you 'friend' your bosses or co-workers? (CBS)

How To Navigate The Potential Pitfalls Of Facebook

Should you ‘friend’ your boss on Facebook? Your kids? Your parents? CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole gets some tips from an expert.


Four flights were stranded when they were diverted to Hartford, Conn. due to snow storms in the Northeast over the weekend. (CBS)

Area Couple Among The Passengers Stranded On Tarmac In Northeast

The American Airlines flight of Brent and Corey Stanley was one of four flights stranded at the Hartford, Conn. tarmac when winter storms hit the Northeast.


Facebook is getting ready to roll out its new "Timeline" feature for users. (Facebook)

New Facebook ‘Timeline’ Feature Has Some Users Worried

Get ready for the “Timeline,” Facebook’s newest feature. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on what may scare some Facebook users.


Aurelio's Pizza was started in 1952. (CBS)

Aurelio’s: Knockoff Frozen Pizza Could Ruin Restaurant’s Reputation

A famous local pizzeria is suing a franchisee for reportedly tinkering with the recipe, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Evergreen Park High School (CBS)

Controversy Swirls At Suburban High School Over Bathroom-Break Rationing

Evergreen Park High School officials reportedly are trying to put a lid on excessive bathroom breaks, but one parent thinks a new limit on toilet time during classes is excessive. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Thousands of runners participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Countless Stories Amid Thousands Of Marathon Runners

As the thousands of runners made their way through a colorful 26.2 miles of the city during the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, with every stride and every burst of encouragement, there was a story.

CBS 2–10/09/2011

Some families in Indiana can send their children to private schools using vouchers. (CBS)

School Voucher Program Begins In Indiana

Thousands of families are sending their children to private religious institutions with public funds. Indiana’s new school voucher system, approved last April and taking effect this fall, set it all in motion.


Benedictine University in west suburban Lisle (Credit: CBS)

Benedictine Offering Free Tuition To Long-Term Unemployed

In these days of high unemployment, a suburban university is giving the jobless a second chance. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on the college that’s giving free tuition to the long-term unemployed.

CBS 2–09/20/2011

CPS Classroom

CPS Reviewing Relationship With Charter Schools

As Chicago Public Schools deal with a mounting financial crisis, some decisions about which schools to keep open will be based on how successful they’ve been. As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, the news is capturing the attention of the more than 90 charter schools in Chicago.

CBS 2–09/13/2011

Naperville on Sunday honored Navy Cmdr Dan Shanower, who died in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. (CBS)

Naperville Honors Native Who Perished At Pentagon

Dan Shanower, a 40-year-old U.S. Navy commander, was among the 183 killed when terrorists slammed a plane into the Pentagon where he worked.


Willis Tower (CBS)

9/11 Dealt A Blow To Willis Tower, But Chicago Icon Is Rebounding

A look back at the September 11th attacks includes a look up in Chicago to the Willis Tower. The Chicago icon was among those eventually named as a potential terror target.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011