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.
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.
The concrete blocks appear to have fallen from above and it’s not the first time it’s happened.
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 […]
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.
A young boy was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident Thursday afternoon.
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 ago Thursday at Northwestern University more than 100 black students took over the university’s financial building to demand better treatment.
The city is proposing sweeping changes to make it easier for entrepreneurs to open new businesses and promising to reduce the red tape.
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.
Fortnite, a popular game for teens, is causing anxiety among parents.
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 […]
Over 1,000 students representing nearly a dozen high schools.
Wells says she’s been hiding from cameras ever since she walked into a salon in 2016 to get her eyebrows waxed.
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.
The most important bill to pay with your refund? Your credit card.
More than 200 businesses along Madison, Roosevelt and 16th Street were destroyed.
A Chicago man was promised a finder’s fee of a couple hundred dollars to recruit a teenage girl to work as a prostitute.
“With a live chat you have a better chance of getting a resolution on the first try.”