Vince 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.
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.
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.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports it’s a wild story smack dab in the civilization.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has a look at the latest luxury car for your toddler.
One of Chicago’s last record stores — you know, where you go in and actually thumb through physical inventory — closed its doors on Monday. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole introduces us to the New Budapest Orpheum Society, which is currently based in Chicago.
When you look at a car you might just see just steel, rubber and leather. But Sheryl Connelly hopes you see the future.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole introduces us to Jonathan McReynolds, who grew up in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood.
She told her story to CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole was on the red carpet.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole shows us what Chipotle employees did around noon today instead of making burritos.
Costumes from the hugely popular PBS drama are making extended cameos at a Chicago museum. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Charles Wilson makes sure to visit with school children to encourage them to succeed. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.
Drivers are enjoying some of the lowest prices at the pump in years, but as CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports it comes at a price.
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.
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.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole talks with the director of the Katie Holmes feature “Touched With Fire.”
Some of our nation’s heroes are about to get the opportunity of a lifetime.
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.
A new production at the Goodman Theatre documents the very real story of a beauty pageant held in a Colombian women’s prison.
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.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole gives us a sneak peek.