Vince 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.
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.
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.
Flowers mark the spot where a bicyclist was killed earlier this month as she collided with a garbage truck.
Chicago’s connection to Mexican drug cartels was magnified with the recent arrest of El Chapo, head of the Sinaloa cartel.
This October marks 10 years since the Englewood murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.
There is a dog-gone dispute playing out at one of the city’s favorite dog beaches and Chicago Police are getting involved.
For many bikers, a major concern is staying safe on the roads no matter where they are or what time it is.
“There’s not a lot of room for a car and a bike to coexist.”
A 76-year-old man went missing when he was collecting rent money in the Englewood neighborhood Saturday.
Interstate I-80 in Will County is the subject of many frustrations for motorists, who encounter regular traffic backups and accidents.
For three years, KC has made it his personal mission to offer free haircuts once a month to teens at the Englewood library.
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.
“The pipes bringing the water in and out did not pass the pressure test.”
The non-profit Heartland Alliance has rejected claims immigrant children were mistreated under their care.
A court-ordered deadline to reunite thousands of children separated from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border is hours away.
Two Brazilian boys, separated from their families at the border, told stories of being isolated and yelled at.
What began as a quiet fundraiser in the far northwest suburb of McHenry has exploded in a heated game worth millions.
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.
Boaters taking part in the timed competition will take off Saturday, but stormy weather could be a big challenge for the race this year.
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 BNSF line passengers say they were roasting on the rails because of air conditioning problems.
A cooking class in the northern suburbs is teaching patients how to cook with cannabis.
The state has removed those two children from the care of their mother after they were found outside a third story window.
A Chicago-area family is coming to terms with the death of their daughter, killed by a stray bullet while vacationing in Mexico City.
Riverside office and residential projects are taking take root beyond the downtown Chicago core, and spilling onto the Chicago riverfront.
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.
Lightning strikes across the area ended the Fourth of July fun for four people.
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.
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.
“They embrace you like the city does. There is a coziness here.”
Forbes magazine named Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood one of the world’s 12 hippest destinations.
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.