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.

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.


Crumbling Concrete Near White Sox Stadium Could Put Fans In Harm’s Way

The concrete blocks appear to have fallen from above and it’s not the first time it’s happened.


Gas Prices Expected To Drop By Memorial Day

CHICAGO (CBS) – Gas price experts report prices at the pump may go down by Memorial Day, following President Donald Trump’s announcement of the U.S. withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Agreement. “We will be instituting the highest level of economic sanctions,” declared President Trump. The sanctions against Iran will make it harder for that country […]


Zelle Is A Popular New Way To Send Money, But Are There Risks?

No more need for cash or checks, the latest way to spend and send money is with a smartphone. But one of the most popular ways to do it is also seeing some complaints.  


Teen Seriously Injured In Hit-And-Run Accident, Police Search For Suspect

A young boy was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident Thursday afternoon.


ATF Officer Shot In The Face In Stable Condition, Police Continue Search For Suspect

CHICAGO (CBS) – A Chicago officer with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) was ambushed on the job and shot in the face on Chicago’s South side early Friday morning. The shooting happened at 3:15 a.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood located near 44th and Hermitage. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports […]


50 Years Later Northwestern Students See Results Of Their Protest

50 years ago Thursday at Northwestern University more than 100 black students took over the university’s financial building to demand better treatment.


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New City Reforms Help Entrepreneurs And Small Businesses

The city is proposing sweeping changes to make it easier for entrepreneurs to open new businesses and promising to reduce the red tape.


Holy Name Cathedral Blaming Security Company For Missing $100,000

The investigation continues into who stole money from Holy Name Cathedral. As much as $100,000 has disappeared and the people hired to protect the church are being accused of stealing it.  Church parishioners say the security firm, Monterrey, is at fault.


When Game Becomes Obession: ‘Fortnite Is Tearing My Family Apart’

Fortnite, a popular game for teens, is causing anxiety among parents.


Attorney General Sues Bus Company For Discrimination

Chicago (CBS) – A popular bus company that transports tens of thousands of Illinois college students is facing accusations. The owner of Suburban Express, Dennis Toeppen, is accused of posting racist taunts, advertisements, and emails aimed at his customers. The company transports students to college campuses around the region, but in the last three years […]


Chicago Students Join National Walkout Against Gun Violence

Over 1,000 students representing nearly a dozen high schools.


‘I’m Ashamed’: Woman Says Eyebrows Were Burned Off At Salon

Wells says she’s been hiding from cameras ever since she walked into a salon in 2016 to get her eyebrows waxed.


Some Hoping To Rebuild Old Leg Of CTA Green Line For Obama Center

A push to rebuild an old stretch of the Green Line along 63rd Street to help tourists get to the Obama presidential library is getting pushback from the very people who first fought to tear down the tracks.


Cost Cutter: Tax Refund Can Pay Off Bills

The most important bill to pay with your refund? Your credit card.


Chicago’s West Side After King’s Assassination

More than 200  businesses along Madison, Roosevelt and 16th Street were destroyed.


Chicago Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Sex-Trafficking Case

A Chicago man was promised a finder’s fee of a couple hundred dollars to recruit a teenage girl to work as a prostitute.


Cutting Costs: New Way To Get Customer Service

“With a live chat you have a better chance of getting a resolution on the first try.”