Dorothy Tucker is a Chicago native, raised in Chicago’s Lawndale and Austin communities. She has been a reporter for CBS 2 Chicago since 1984. Currently, she is a reporter on the station’s 2 Investigator team and is also President of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Tucker has been honored numerous times throughout her career. In 2021, she won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and was part of the news team that won a national Murrow for overall excellence. Tucker is also the recipient of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Association of Journalists.

Her other awards include several local Emmys, including one for her breaking news reports during the 2008 Northern Illinois University 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 1987) and received a national UPI Spot News Award. In 2021, she won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and was part of the news team that was also won a Murrow for overall newsroom excellence

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

Tucker is President of Broadcast for the National Association of Black Journalists and a local board member of NABJ-Chicago. She’s a former board member of Northwestern Alumni Association and a current member of the Northwestern University Leadership Circle. Tucker graduated, with honors, from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Communications.

Tucker lives in Hyde Park and is the mother of three.

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CBS 2 Investigators Dig Into Background Of Man Charged With Financial Scams Involving Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars, Uncover More AccusersThe CBS 2 Investigators are on the trail of another suspected serial scammer – this one named Rick Dugo. The accuser list is long, and the names are high-profile.
CBS 2 Investigation Leads To Thousands Of Tossed Tickets: "Evidence Was Clear"The CBS 2 Investigators have been emailing and calling, being bounced around from one city department to another for months, trying to track down how many speed camera ticket refunds the city issued as a result of misprint on a warning sign.
Speed Camera Ticketing Change: Is It About Safety Or Money?New numbers show how many tickets speed cameras are now churning out. Meanwhile, CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker discovered the deadly crash numbers used for justifying the new rule are not what they appear.
City Not Issuing Timely Speed Cam Warning Tickets, Costing Drivers: 'No Time For Me To Change My Behavior'The CBS 2 Investigators discovered another problem with the city’s new speeding ticket rules. Those rules ticket drivers going as little as 6 miles per hour over the speed limit. Under city rules, people caught speeding for the first time should receive a warning. But CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker discovered those warnings are often too little too late.
After The Terror Attacks On 9/11, Muslims In Chicago Were Targeted, Lived In FearThe rush to work for Hatem Abudayyeh on September 11, 2001 was rooted in fear.