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.

Mental Health: There Are Apps For That

Some see them as a revolution in psychotherapy. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Pride Preps Underway In Chicago

Come Sunday, nearly 1 million people are expected along this year’s Pride Parade route. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Face Of Facebook Holds Summit In Chicago

The social-media platform’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, got a rock star’s welcome. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Twin Aids Wounded Brother, In Extremely Rare Transplant

Intestinal transplants are potentially dangerous. But identical twins have an edge, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Chicago: City Of Fountains

Amid a heatwave, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole takes a tour to see some of the city’s most enchanting water sculptures.


Coming To Chicago River: Floating Wetlands

Environmental stewards are creating an ecosystem for the rebounding waterway. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Disney Maestro Wrote The Music Of Your Childhood

Composer Alan Menken is in town dropping in on the national tour of “Aladdin.” He chats with CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.


Japanese Artist Expected To Draw Big Crowds In Chicago

Takashi Murakami is often called the Andy Warhol of Japan. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on his new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.


For Teen Drivers, Summer Is Known As The ‘100 Deadliest Days’

A new study highlights the ways young drivers can be seriously injured or killed in traffic accidents. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Police Investigate Report That Woman, 50, Was Raped In Loop Alley

Police were investigating the scene along Van Buren Street, CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Aon Widens Pool For New Hires

Though the employment rate has improved, corporate America is having trouble finding a certain kind of worker. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.


Caught On Video: Man Sucker Punches Security Guard In The Face

A violent attack in River North was caught on camera, as a man punched a security guard in the face outside a condo building.


Bob Newhart Credits Chicago For His ‘Twisted Way Of Looking At Life’

The 87-year-old television legend came back to his hometown to help the Salvation Army and sits down with CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.


Musician Honored For Contribution To African American Arts

Phil Cohran, who’s made an international mark on Jazz and the Black Arts Movement, is receiving a lifetime achievement award Monday night.


Mayor Emanuel Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

Eight people from Mexico took the Oath of Allegiance to officially become U.S. citizens on Friday’s Cinco de Mayo.


DuPage River Is Mussel-ing Up

The DuPage County Forest Preserve District is using mussels to help clean the water. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole explains.


More Ticks — And Increased Potential For Lyme Disease — Expected This Summer

Thick wooded areas and grassy prairies are prime spots to encounter ticks. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.


Some Schools Warn Families About Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”

The popular new Netflix series may be glorifying teen suicide, according to some mental health professionals.


Facebook Could Do More To Remove Violent Content Quickly: Expert

It took Facebook three hours to remove Steve Stevens’ video, which apparently shows him shoot Robert Goodwin Sr. to death.


Voters in Evanston, Oak Park Support Property Tax Hike

Both said larger class sizes and the cancellation of arts and enrichment programs were real possibilities if the increases were not approved.




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