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.
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.
A Riverdale man charged Friday with the murder of his elderly former mother-in-law, who police say he killed over Memorial Day weekend, was scheduled to appear in court today.
“I never thought I’d see something like this happen. I mean they’re such a part of America.”
Chicago area Starbucks stores were among the more than 8,000 Starbucks locations around the country locking their doors Tuesday afternoon to train employees about racial bias.
Heightened security at a popular carnival after a rash of violence there over the weekend.
Authorities believe Vann may have preyed on victims for more than 20 years, and there are more victims than the seven he confessed to killing.
White Sox fans at Thursday’s game against the Orioles reacted to the suspension of catcher Welington Castillo, who is out for 80 games after testing positive for Erythropoietin, a performance-enhancing drug.
Two Chicago men clung to their capsized boat for 22 hours near Marathon, Florida. Tonight, one of the men, Phil McCloud, is telling his story of survival.
Two Chicago friends whose sailboat capsized during a fishing expedition were stranded in the water off the Florida Keys for nearly 24 hours before being rescued.
Credit card companies want your business, and the travel bonuses they offer could have you packing your bags and jumping on a jet for next to nothing.
Chicago Public Schools are initiating training programs to help teachers prepare to handle an active shooting situation.
A California developer’s plan to build entertainment venues to Chicago is being called a potential traffic nightmare.
Live Nation—a California group specializing in concert promotion, and parent company of Ticketmaster—want to build a 20,000-seat soccer stadium and smaller event spaces ranging from 100 to 8,000 seats.
More black men in Chicago are working, specifically men ages 20 to 24. In 2014, 46% of this group was out of work. Two years later, the number dipped to just 37%. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains the numbers for Hispanics are not as encouraging.
Fortunately no one was hurt in either robbery. But in both, the robbers had weapons and attacked their victims as they were approaching their cars.