Dorothy Tucker

tucker Dorothy TuckerDorothy 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.

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.


Blood-Soaked Shirt And Bloody Footprints Link Riverside Man To Murder, Prosecutors Say

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.


More Sears Store Closings On The Way

“I never thought I’d see something like this happen. I mean they’re such a part of America.”


Starbucks Shuts Down More Than 8,000 Stores For Anti-Bias Training

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.


Carnival Chaos At Lane Tech

Heightened security at a popular carnival after a rash of violence there over the weekend.


Man Gets Seven Life Sentences For Killing Seven Women

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.


Suspension, Loss Lead To Tough Day for Chicago White Sox

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.


Chicago Boaters Rescued 22 Hours After Boat Capsizes In Florida Keys

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.


Capsized Chicago Boaters Stranded Off Florida Keys for 22 Hours

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.


A New Credit Card Could Mean A Nearly Free Vacation

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.


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Are Chicago Schools Equipped to Handle A Shooting?

Chicago Public Schools are initiating training programs to help teachers prepare to handle an active shooting situation.


Rendering of a soccer stadium and other entertainment venues planned for the Lincoln Yards development project along the Chicago River on the North Side.

Plans for Soccer Stadium Criticized for Traffic Issues It Could Bring

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.


New Study: Youth Employment Rates Dropping For Black Men, Increasing For Hispanic Women

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.


South Loop Robberies Upset Neighborhood Residents

 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.



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