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.

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Cubs Fans Stay Optimistic Despite Losing First Two Games Of NLCS

Cubs fans weren’t feeling deflated Sunday night, remaining true believers during rare postseason play.

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Little Village Retail Strip Is Second Highest Grossing in City

There is a lot of buying power in Chicago’s Mexican American community and new numbers show it’s fueling the economic center of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.

10/14/2015

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Chicago’s Historic Buildings Open To Public This Weekend

CBS 2 Vince Gerasole gets a sneak peek at this year’s Open House Chicago.

10/09/2015

The Wanda Vista will be located in the  Lakeshore East development. (Credit: Jeane Gang Studios)

Proposed Skyscrapers Could Take Chicago Skyline To New Heights

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports it could be a reflection of a healthier U.S. economy.

10/05/2015

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Cubs The Talk Of The Town After Clinching Postseason Berth

(CBS) — It’s almost too good to be true. In Wrigleyville and beyond, they are talking postseason baseball after the Cubs clinched a wild-card spot over the weekend. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports the leaves […]

09/28/2015

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Chicago Catholic College Students Journey To Philly To See Pope

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole went along for the ride as the college students prepared to be in the presence of the Holy Father.

09/26/2015

St. Xavier University students prepare to board vans to head to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis, on a trip they're calling the Popeapalooza Tour. (Credit: CBS)

St. Xavier Students, Staff Hit Road For Popeapalooza

Many Chicagoans have headed to the East Coast to see and pray with Pope Francis during his first visit to the U.S. as the head of the Catholic Church. You might call it a pilgrimage, but at St. Xavier University, they’re calling it the Pope A Palooza Tour.

09/25/2015

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With Groupies And Plenty Of Cash, They Are Kings Of The Virtual World

They are one of the top teams in the Chicago area, but you won’t find them sweating it out on the sidelines of a football field or a ball diamond.

09/23/2015

Demarcus Feltus was bitten by a pit bull on Saturday, but escaped more serious injury thanks to a neighbor who fought off the dog. (Credit: CBS)

Former Olympian Saves 8-Year-Old Boy From Pit Bull Attack

A boy from the Chatham neighborhood survived a pit bull attack on Saturday, in part because of a quick-thinking neighbor; but he’s no ordinary guy. Danell “Doc” Nicholson is a former Olympian and world champion heavyweight boxer.

09/21/2015

Traders work on the floor of the New York The Dow finished down more than 600 points after Standard and Poor's downgraded the U.S. credit rating. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Stock Market Free Fall: What Should You Do?

Shock waves on the stock market as the three main U.S. indices suffered one of the steepest selloffs in years.

08/21/2015

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‘Naperlaunch’ Program Helps Businesses Get Off The Ground

Best of all, it’s free, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

07/17/2015

Tickets to the three Grateful Dead concerts at Soldier Field are sold out. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago About To Come Alive With Grateful Dead Fans

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole got inside the brain of “dead-heads” today.

07/01/2015

North Shore hair stylist and Greek-American George Flannery. (Credit: CBS)

Greek Chicagoans Keeping Close Eye On Economic Crisis In Homeland

The Greek crisis is also touching the lives of Chicago area families. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has the details on how many are on edge.

06/30/2015

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Chicago Woman’s Eye Bulge Trick Among Most Notable Stupid Human Trick On Letterman

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports one of the most memorable tricks ever on the show was the special talent of a Chicago woman.

05/20/2015

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Vets Say Probiotics Can Help Pets With Some Health Issues

Probiotics aren’t just for people. Some vets have recommended the supplements for pets, to help with a variety of health problems. At Mary Piro’s house, probiotics are a staple in the diets of her horses and dogs.

03/09/2015

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Some Small Businesses Optimistic About 2015

We’re not talking about record profits for these small businesses. It’s more about a confident feeling that the economy is chugging along at a pace where they can expand. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/02/2015

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Bears Family Fest, Lolla Highlight Busy Weekend In Chicago

Great weather and plenty of festivals make this a weekend to celebrate in Chicago and tens of thousands are enjoying the parties.

08/02/2014

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For Financial District Workers, Shooting Sparks Chaos, Tension — And Questions

As heavily armed officers secured Chicago’s financial district, thousands of workers were pulled into the drama Thursday. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

07/31/2014

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10-Year-Old Author Working On His Second Novel

Over his summer vacation, Jake Mayer has been playing a little soccer, hanging out with friends in Barrington, and working on his second novel. Did we mention he’s still in elementary school?

07/14/2014

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Sting To Bring Musical ‘The Last Ship’ To Chicago

Every breath he takes seems to captivate crowds. Now rock superstar Sting is spending the summer in Chicago, tweaking a new musical he’s written that’s bound for the Broadway stage.

05/27/2014

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