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.

Machines Help Meet Increasing Demand For Pre-Cut Produce

The average American consumed three and a half more pounds of fresh fruit last year than the year before. The demand for vegetables is also increasing. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole shows how machines are helping grocery stores meet the increasing demands.


Library Group Changes Name Of Award, Cites ‘Dated Cultural Attitudes’ Toward People Of Color

An iconic author’s name has been stripped from a prestigious literary award because of themes some are describing as racially offensive.


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.


Elderflower Cakes To Celebrate The Royal Wedding

At Sweet T’s in Arlington Heights, they’ve cooked up some royal cookies in honor of the bride and groom.


The Drake Hotel To Host Events Leading Up To The Royal Wedding

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is set to take place in four days. As England puts the final touches on the grand event, one of Chicago’s premier hotels is busy with wedding plans of its own.


Several Chicagoans Prepare To Travel To England For Royal Wedding

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is less than a week away. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports some Chicagoans are traveling to England to enjoy the experience firsthand.


Disability Doesn’t Stop Student From Graduating, Inspiring Others

“I just want people to know yes they can push forward. When you think everything is in despair, just know you can find a light even in despair.”


Willow Creek Elders Apologize To Hybels’ Accussers

The elders who stood by his side want the faithful to know they’ve reexamined their actions.


Great Caesar’s Ghost! Comic Book Auction Could Fetch Millions

10 million dollars in collectable and vintage comics are going up for auction in Chicago.


Lemont Man Survives After Falling More Than 50 Feet Rock Climbing

An adventurous climb turned tragic for a Lemont man. He fell over 50 feet from the Red River Gorge in Kentucky, suffering injuries that threatened his ability to walk.


Pop-Up “Hamilton” Exhibit Coming To Chicago

The creators of “Hamilton: The Musical” are bringing “Hamilton: The Exhibition” to Chicago.