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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Shooting Victim, 13, Was In ‘Wrong Place, Wrong Time’

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Battle Over Pop Tax Layoffs Continues

The pop tax repeal leaves a 200 million dollar gap in the county’s budget. It lead to the approved layoffs of 328 county workers.

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Small Business Saturday In Full Swing

After years of encouraging shoppers to buy gifts online, many stores want you to come visit in person and not just click and pay.

11/25/2017

Mosque Brings Politicians, The Curious To Wheaton

Hundreds of inquisitive neighbors filled the Islamic Center of Wheaton for today’s event.

11/18/2017

Students, Grown-Ups Celebrate The Holiday Season

Christmas may be more than a month away but that’s not stopping some from getting into the holiday spirit.

11/18/2017

Epilepsy Drugs: Generics Not Optimum For Some

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11/07/2017

Students Get Their Shot On ‘Hamilton’ Stage

The young people studied the Hamilton era and performed raps and flows that drew parallels between historical events and modern problems. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

10/18/2017

Positively Chicago: Making House Calls To Seniors

Nurse practitioner Dwayne Dobschuetez, 70, knows how his patients feel and he’s happy to visit them at home.

10/06/2017

HBCU Alums: Renewing A Sense Of Purpose On And Off The Field

At a Wrigley Field meet-and-greet before a Cubs game they spoke about what makes the schools something special.

09/29/2017

Positively Chicago: Lighthouse Industries

At a Chicago clock factory, 85 percent of the employees here are blind. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

09/22/2017

France Thanks WW II Veteran In Batavia

Former B-17 navigator Howard Keskitalo, 97, on Wednesday became the newest Knight in the French Legion of Honor.

09/20/2017

Table Tennis Tourney Doubles As Mentorship Program

The ping pong event brought some disadvantaged Chicago students together with Information Technology pros. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

09/15/2017

Blagojevich Behind Bars: ‘He’s More Mellow, Sounds Humbler’

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole sat down with the Chicago Magazine reporter who observed how the former Illinois governor has and hasn’t changed.

09/12/2017

Batavia May Post Signs Of Shame In Front Of Eyesore Properties

The mayor is trying to get scofflaws to keep up the appearance of their homes. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

09/06/2017

Chicago’s Confederate Mound: Tribute To 4,000 Rebel Soldiers

There is a value to the Civil War memorial that marks a mass grave, a Chicago historian tells CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole.

08/16/2017

Some Schools Doing Eclipse Blackout, Others Embrace The Event

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports on the different approaches as Monday’s total eclipse nears.

08/15/2017

Better Get Used To ‘Cashless’ Transactions

At Goddess and the Baker, you can swipe away to pay, but don’t count out cash because they won’t take it.

08/10/2017

The Family That Builds Robots Together …

Welcome to the Chicago Public Schools’ Robomatics Summer Camp, where students and parents learn the basics of robotics.

07/27/2017

Rare Lamborghinis Roll Into Chicago

Each one is worth more than $2 million. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole beholds the special-edition roadsters.

07/25/2017

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