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.

Send An E-Mail To Vince Gerasole

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.

Find Vince on FACEBOOK
Follow Vince on TWITTER
Send Vince an E-MAIL

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.

Growing Trade War Affects Local Distilleries

Whiskey and bourbon can now be added to the growing list of products impacted by a growing trade war.


Students Participate In Summer Of Peace Rally At St. Sabina Parish

Students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida are in Chicago for the first stop of their national bus tour.


Deposition Tapes Released In LeGrier Wrongful Death Case

Testimony began in the wrongful death lawsuit of Quintonio LeGrier on Thursday as the city released deposition tapes of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.


University Of Chicago No Longer Requires ACT, SAT Scores For Admission

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports the university will no longer require SAT and ACT scores for undergraduate admission.


Commuter Confusion And Delays As Metra Installs Safety System

“It’s going to take some time. It is not an instantaneous fix.”


Brawl Brewing Over Historic Evanston Mansion

A controversy is brewing on the sandy shores of Evanston, where the future of a historic mansion is under debate.


Bomb Threat Diverts Chicago-Bound Plane From Europe

A bomb threat found aboard a United Airlines flight en route to Chicago from Rome Monday has caused the airline to divert the flight to Ireland. 


Chicago Remembers Anthony Bourdain

His TV shows opened viewers eyes to not just the food, but the social complexities of the world around us.


Chicago’s Stoplight Pole Problems Plague Drivers, Pedestrians

Neighborhood residents said they’ve noticed trucks hitting the pole all the time.


Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis Undergoes Medical Procedure

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis is undergoing brain surgery on Wednesday, sources said.


Cher’s Designer Recreates Pop Star’s Iconic Outfits For “The Cher Show”

A Broadway production of the life of Cher is debuting in Chicago later this month. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports the man who helped create her look for nearly half a century is also in the spotlight.


Miracle Sox Pitcher Returns For Opening Pitch

At the prime of his professional baseball career, no one would’ve guessed a brain hemorrhage would threaten to cut White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar’s career short. 


Mob Map Set To Fetch Tens Of Thousands At Auction

“It’s very beautifully and humorously designed.”


Backpackers Embark On 170-Mile Trek Of Chicago

Chicago doesn’t come to mind when picturing an outdoor hiking destination, but one non-profit hopes to change that by offering group treks throughout the city’s diverse neighborhoods.


Families Share Stories Of Loved Ones For Memorial Day

Thousands of American flags have been placed this weekend near the graves of those who served their country at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. 


New Website Lets Strangers Help Chicago’s Tiniest Patients

A new website allows individuals to help pitch in to help with the costs of care and book a stay for the tiniest patients.


Are We Becoming Addicted To Smartphones? ‘It’s A Digital Drug’

You pick up your phone intending to spend just a few minutes checking social media or texts and the next thing you know – an hour has gone by. Are we addicted to our smartphones?


NFL Mandates Players Must Stand During The National Anthem

“We want people to be respectful to the National Anthem,” said Roger Goodell, the NFL Commissioner. “We want them to stand – that’s all personnel – and make sure they treat the moment in a respectful fashion.”


Restaurants Testing Automated, Robotic Servers

The restaurant world prides itself on the personal touch, but Penny, the robotic server, could be moving in.


Chicago’s Royal Wedding Fever is Everywhere

R Public House in East Rogers Park is one of a handful of Chicago restaurants hosting Royal Wedding Parties. Paper cutouts of the royal couple adorn the front window of the British-style pub, which is run Sandra Carter, a native of the U.K.



Watch & Listen LIVE