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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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.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2016

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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

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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

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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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Family Of Man Fatally Shot By Police Accuses Officers Of Changing Their Accounts

Another deadly police shooting in Chicago is under investigation by federal authorities.

01/12/2016

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Many Baby Chicks At Popular Museum Of Science And Industry Exhibit End Up As Dinner At Lincoln Park Zoo

It’s one of the most popular exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry: the cute, fuzzy baby chicks.

01/11/2016

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Terri Hemmert Getting By With A Little Help From Her Friends

The beloved WXRT disc jockey and Beatles authority, who is taking some time off for cancer surgery and recovery, has been lifted by well wishes. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/08/2016

A man purchases a Powerball lottery ticket at a convenience store in Washington, DC, January 7, 2016. Lottery officials predict Saturday's jackpot will reach $700 million, the largest in history. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Powerball Players Seek The Mojo Of ‘Winningest’ Lottery Outlet

Lottery enthusiasts have won some impressive stakes over the years at a Chatham Citgo. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/07/2016

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Retired Professor’s Dramatic Weight Loss Lands Him In People Magazine

Are you already struggling with that New Year’s resolution to take off some weight? CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has some inspiration for you.

01/06/2016

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At Oak Park Christmas Tree Lot, Everything Must Go

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole pays a visit to Sand Hill Christmas Trees.

12/24/2015

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Warm December Great For Construction, But Not Ideal For Plants

Remember when construction and winter were the only two seasons in Chicago? CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports this December, with temperatures well above average, they are coming together and crews are loving it.

12/22/2015

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Apartment Complex Gets Creative To Deal With Deluge Of Christmas Packages

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole breaks down the battle plan.

12/16/2015

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Life Is Sweet For 93-Year-Old Bennison’s Baker

Do you have a recipe for success that will keep you going well into your 90’s? CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole introduces us to a baker who you might say takes the cake.

12/15/2015

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Hit Musical “Hamilton” Coming To Chicago

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole takes a look at its unlikely road to success for “Hamilton.”

12/08/2015

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Interim Police Supt. John Escalante A 29-Year CPD Veteran

John Escalante was elevated by Rahm Emanuel to temporarily take over for the ousted Police Supt. Garry McCarthy.
He 51 and a 29-year veteran of the force.

12/01/2015

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Phillips Makes Football History, Despite Challenges

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole caught up with some of the members of Phillips Academy football team, along with their family and fans, after the team buried Belleville-Altoff with a 51-7 victory in DeKalb.

CBS Chicago–11/28/2015

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