Dorothy Tucker

Dorothy Tucker (CBS)Dorothy Tucker has served as a reporter for CBS 2 Chicago since 1984. Currently she reports for the station’s 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM weekday newscasts. Tucker also serves as the station’s consumer reporter, covering issues and trends to help viewers save money and avoid scams.

She joined CBS 2 Chicago from KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pa., where she worked as a general assignment reporter and talk show host. Prior to that, Tucker worked at KWGN-TV in Denver, Colo. as a general assignment reporter. Previously, she was a reporter and weekend anchor at WREG-TV in Memphis, Tenn. (1979-80). Tucker began her broadcasting career in Peoria, Ill. at WMBD-TV, after serving as an intern at CBS 2 Chicago in 1977.

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Tucker has been honored numerous times throughout her career. Her many awards include nine local Emmys, including one for her breaking news reports during the 2008 NIU shootings and two for her work on CBS 2 Chicago′s 2003 and 2004 broadcasts of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon. She was honored by the Chicago Association of Black Journalists with their annual award for Outstanding Television Reporting (1994 and 87) and received a national UPI Spot News Award.

She is on the board of NABJ-Chicago (National Association of Black Journalists) and was co-chairman of their Katrina fundraiser which raised money for hurricane survivors who are making Chicago their new home.

She graduated, with honors, from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Communications. Tucker is currently a member of Northwestern University’s Council of One Hundred.

Tucker, a native Chicagoan, lives in Hyde Park and is the mother of three.

Outrage Grows Over Police ‘Bait Trucks’ On Chicago’s South Side

Many people are taking to the internet, saying the video shows Norfolk Railroad and the Chicago Police unfairly targeted the South side and went too far.


Waukegan Family Member: Child Held Captive Made Threats

Parents Randy and Katherine are now behind bars charged with felony child abuse.


Community Leaders React To CPD Consent Decree

The Fraternal Order of Police contract has been criticized for protecting officers who commit misconduct. 


Dan Ryan Protest Costs Taxpayers $200,000

Anti-violence protests are commonplace in Chicago, but the massive march that shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway last month stood out.


New Database To Help City Identify, Ticket Cars Parked In Bike Lanes

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports bike lanes are designed for bikers, but if you stop or park in the bike lane, you could get a ticket – even if you aren’t caught by a meter-maid.  Bikers are watching and taking pictures.


Credit Freezes May Not Protect You From ID Thieves

You may have had your personal information exposed along with 143 million others as part of that Equifax data hack.  And, you probably froze your credit to protect yourself.


Questions Surface About Why Lincoln Park Boater’s Vest Didn’t Inflate

The search for an experienced Chicago boater who went overboard Saturday while competing in the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac continued Monday, with no signs of the experienced sailor.


Lightning Strike Sends Woman To Hospital Burn Unit

A lightning strike hit a northwest suburban woman attending the Country Thunder Music Fest just over the Wisconsin border.


Family That Allegedly Locked Girl In Basement Known To DCFS

The department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) took away four children living in a Waukegan home after authorities found a 10-year-old allegedly held captive in the family’s basement for several months. 


Woman Verbally Attacked In Racist Forest Preserve Incident Speaks Out

“I have never had an encounter with racism to this degree.”


Woman ‘Genuinely Fearful’ After Puerto Rico Shirt Harassment Incident

“I was genuinely fearful of what could have happened to me,” stated Mia Irizarry, speaking to a friend on Facebook live after the video of her being verbally assaulted by an apparently drunk man went viral.


Many Separated Families Have Not Been Reunited By Tuesday Deadline

Some of the babies and toddlers who were supposed to be reunited with their parents today are still in Chicago.


Dan Ryan Protest Sparks Harsh Tweet Exchange Between Emanuel and Rauner

The weekend protest on the Dan Ryan Expressway sparked a harsh Tweet exchange between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Bruce Rauner. 


Father Pfleger Prepares For Saturday’s Massive Dan Ryan Demonstration

Busloads of people from across the Chicago area are expected to meet at 79th and the Dan Ryan, then walk down the ramp onto the highway.


Two Families Count Blessings After 4th Of July Lightning Scare

A Plainfield teenager was counting his blessings Thursday after surviving a Fourth of July scare.


Cars Ticketed, Towed As Beaches Reach Max Capacity

North Avenue Beach was packed Wednesday as beach-goers flocked to the lake to escape the heat and humidity.


Peace Marchers To Shut Down Dan Ryan

With a constant stream of vehicles whizzing by at highway speeds, Chicagoland’s busy expressways are no place for pedestrians.


Expect Crowded Airports, Roads For Holiday Travel

More than 2 million travelers are expected to pass through Chicago’s two airports during the 4th of July holiday week.


Trump, Jr. Visits Chicago

The Trumps honed in on the Midwest Thursday.


Trump Jr. Visits City Hall To Discuss Unused Space At Trump Tower

Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) said he and Donald Trump Jr. discussed possible tenants for 65,000 square feet of vacant space in Trump Tower.


How To Make Sure Your Home Inspector Can Pass The Test

As one consumer group found when they put home inspectors to the test, many missed pretty big problems. So, how do you inspect the inspectors?


Naperville Pizza Joint Honors Teen Suicide Victim

MOD Pizza is bringing attention to suicide by honoring a pizza-loving teenager from Naperville with the “Isaac Pizza.”


Man Allegedly Framed By Corrupt Cop Ronald Watts Being Released From Jail

Anthony McDaniels was arrested on gun charges in 2008 and began serving a sentence in Stateville Prison in Joliet that year. He is being released Monday.


How To Save Hundreds Of Dollars On Your Next Trip

The biggest names in the hotel booking business…may not offer the best deals. Dorothy Tucker tells you where to search to save hundreds of dollars on your next trip. 


Judge Overturns Conviction in 1982 Chicago Cop Murders

A convicted cop killer imprisoned for three decades may get a chance for freedom after a judge overturned his conviction Thursday. 


South Shore Residents Without Water For Nearly One Week

For six days South Shore residents say they did not have water, making it difficult to cook, wash dishes, and shower.


Will County Circuit Judge Victim Of Greektown Carjacking

A Will County Judge was carjacked as he was leaving a Walgreens store in Greek Town.


CPS Sex Abuse Victim: ‘I Was Having Panic Attacks Every Time I Had To Go To His Class’

For years, CPS failed to protect abused students in more than 100 cases. As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports one young woman’s story is one of confusion and fear.


Boy, 11, Fatally Shot In The Head In West Pullman Neighborhood

 Chicago Police are investigating the death of an 11-year-old boy after he died in a West Pullman home early Monday morning.


Orange Peace Party Honoring Hadiya, Victims Of Gun Violence

It had all the makings of a birthday party: music, food and lots of fun. Only the birthday girl wasn’t here.