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.
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.
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.
Parents Randy and Katherine are now behind bars charged with felony child abuse.
The Fraternal Order of Police contract has been criticized for protecting officers who commit misconduct.
Anti-violence protests are commonplace in Chicago, but the massive march that shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway last month stood out.
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.
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.
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.
A lightning strike hit a northwest suburban woman attending the Country Thunder Music Fest just over the Wisconsin border.
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.
“I have never had an encounter with racism to this degree.”
“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.
Some of the babies and toddlers who were supposed to be reunited with their parents today are still in Chicago.
The weekend protest on the Dan Ryan Expressway sparked a harsh Tweet exchange between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Bruce Rauner.
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.
A Plainfield teenager was counting his blessings Thursday after surviving a Fourth of July scare.
North Avenue Beach was packed Wednesday as beach-goers flocked to the lake to escape the heat and humidity.
With a constant stream of vehicles whizzing by at highway speeds, Chicagoland’s busy expressways are no place for pedestrians.
More than 2 million travelers are expected to pass through Chicago’s two airports during the 4th of July holiday week.
The Trumps honed in on the Midwest Thursday.
Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) said he and Donald Trump Jr. discussed possible tenants for 65,000 square feet of vacant space in Trump Tower.
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?
MOD Pizza is bringing attention to suicide by honoring a pizza-loving teenager from Naperville with the “Isaac Pizza.”
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.
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.
A convicted cop killer imprisoned for three decades may get a chance for freedom after a judge overturned his conviction Thursday.
For six days South Shore residents say they did not have water, making it difficult to cook, wash dishes, and shower.
A Will County Judge was carjacked as he was leaving a Walgreens store in Greek Town.
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.
Chicago Police are investigating the death of an 11-year-old boy after he died in a West Pullman home early Monday morning.
It had all the makings of a birthday party: music, food and lots of fun. Only the birthday girl wasn’t here.