Vince Gerasole

gerasole Vince GerasoleVince Gerasole serves as a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago. Gerasole joined the station in April 2001, and since that time he has anchored and reported for various station newscasts.

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Gerasole has been honored for excellence in broadcast journalism throughout his career. He was named the Best Broadcast Reporter in the state by the Associated Press of Illinois in 2002 and Best Newswriter in 2006 and 2007. He’s received 14 Emmy Awards for his work at CBS 2 Chicago, including three for outstanding individual reporting (2003, 2004, 2005), two for outstanding writing (2006 and 2007) and one for “Illinois Getaway Guide (2007)”, a half-hour special he wrote and hosted. In 2011 he received an Emmy for Best Spot News Coverage while broadcasting live from the blizzard that trapped over 900 cars for nearly a day on Lake Shore Drive.

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Gerasole was honored by the Associated Press of Pennsylvania for Best Spot News Coverage. He received the Leonardo DaVinci Award for “Excellence in Communications,” from the Illinois chapter of the Sons of Italy, and “The David Award,” from Illinois’ Italo-American National Union. Both awards honored his commitment to the community. Gerasole is also the 2006 recipient of the Dante Award from the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans. He is a three-time James Beard Award nominee for Excellence in Broadcast Food Reporting. Before working at CBS 2 Chicago, Gerasole was a general assignment reporter at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Ga. Prior to that, Gerasole worked as an anchor and reporter at KHNL-TV in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He also served as a Capitol Hill and White House correspondent in Washington, D.C., for Cox Broadcasting, and worked as an anchor and reporter at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and KCRL-TV in Reno, Nev. Gerasole, who is fluent in Italian, began his broadcasting career as a New York based field producer for the Italian Network RAI.

Vince graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Political Science and Italian, and attended the University’s Medill School of Journalism. He is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Gerasole, his wife and two daughters make their home in Evanston.

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Flowers mark the spot where a bicyclist was killed earlier this month as she collided with a garbage truck. 


Mexican Drug Cartels Fueling Chicago Violence

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Jennifer Hudson In Chicago Today For Back-To-School Event

This October marks 10 years since the Englewood murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.



Businesses Dispute Over Doggie Food Trucks At Montrose Beach

There is a dog-gone dispute playing out at one of the city’s favorite dog beaches and Chicago Police are getting involved. 


City Construction Projects Are Major Concerns For Cyclists

For many bikers, a major concern is staying safe on the roads no matter where they are or what time it is.


A Cyclist’s Death Draws Attention To Narrow Roadway

“There’s not a lot of room for a car and a bike to coexist.”



Rolling Meadows Man Missing, Last Seen In Englewood Collecting Rent

A 76-year-old man went missing when he was collecting rent money in the Englewood neighborhood Saturday. 


Dangerous Stretch Of I-80 Could See Improvements

Interstate I-80 in Will County is the subject of many frustrations for motorists, who encounter regular traffic backups and accidents. 


Englewood Barber Makes A Difference One Haircut At A Time

For three years, KC has made it his personal mission to offer free haircuts once a month to teens at the Englewood library.


Innocent Bystanders Shot In Englewood

Some of their shots traveled at least eight to 10 houses away hitting both of the victims as they were eating in the shade of the parkway.


Evanston’s Fountain Square Missing Much Needed Water

“The pipes bringing the water in and out did not pass the pressure test.”


Heartland Alliance Denies Allowing Abuse of Immigrant Kids

The non-profit Heartland Alliance has rejected claims immigrant children were mistreated under their care. 



Deadline Approaches For Reunification Of Immigrant Children With Families

A court-ordered deadline to reunite thousands of children separated from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border is hours away.


Aldermen Want More Information From Centers Housing Border Children

Two Brazilian boys, separated from their families at the border, told stories of being isolated and yelled at.


$2.6 Million Jackpot Has Small-Town Veteran’s Post Buzzing

What began as a quiet fundraiser in the far northwest suburb of McHenry has exploded in a heated game worth millions.



DCFS Confirms At Least 5 Encounters With Waukegan Parents That Locked Girl In Basement

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports the Department of Children and Family Services has had contact with the couple on numerous occasions since the mid-1990s.


Sailors Worry About Severe Weather As 110th Race To Mackinac Kicks Off

Boaters taking part in the timed competition will take off Saturday, but stormy weather could be a big challenge for the race this year.


No Charges Filed In Fox River Grove Boating Accident That Injured A Child

 The injury of a six-year-old boy, hit by a boat along the Fox River last weekend, has locals in the far northwest suburbs re-examining when they take to the waters.


Metra Struggles With Broken Air Conditioning Units, Crowding On BNSF Line

Metra BNSF line passengers say they were roasting on the rails because of air conditioning problems.


Medical Marijuana Clinic Teaches Patients How To Cook With Cannabis

A cooking class in the northern suburbs is teaching patients how to cook with cannabis.


Passers-By Try To Help Babies Dangling From Third Story Window

The state has removed those two children from the care of their mother after they were found outside a third story window.


27-Year-Old American Woman Fatally Shot In Mexico City

A Chicago-area family is coming to terms with the death of their daughter, killed by a stray bullet while vacationing in Mexico City.


Chicago Water Taxis Respond To New Life On Chicago River

Riverside office and residential projects are taking take root beyond the downtown Chicago core, and spilling onto the Chicago riverfront. 


Mosquito Count On The Rise Due To Wet Weather

The mosquito count is on the rise. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports the very wet weather, months in the making, contributed to the problem.


2 Chicagoans, 2 Sheridan Residents Struck By Lightning

Lightning strikes across the area ended the Fourth of July fun for four people.


Patriotic Songs Unite Americans On 4th Of July Eve

West suburban Riverside is the idealistic all-American community, and residents there are ringing in the 4th of July this year with music as patriotic as the town itself.


Chicagoans Watch The World Cup In Unlikely Places

As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, in an international city like Chicago, you can find fans catching the action in the most unlikely places.


Chicago Living On Stage

“They embrace you like the city does. There is a coziness here.”


Forbes Names Pilsen One of The World’s Coolest Neighborhoods

Forbes magazine named Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood one of the world’s 12 hippest destinations.


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The effort to name a city street after legendary African American journalist Ida B. Wells may have turned a corner. Aldermen are proposing Congress Parkway bear the name of the crusading writer.