Dorothy Tucker is a Chicago native raised in Chicago's Lawndale and Austin communities. She has been a reporter for CBS2 Chicago since 1984. Currently, she is a reporter on the station's 2 Investigator team and the immediate past President of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Tucker has been honored numerous times throughout her career. In 2022, she won the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership from the News Leaders Association.
In 2021, she won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and was part of the news team that won a national Murrow for overall excellence. Tucker is also the recipient of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Association of Journalists.
She has won several local Emmys, including a 2021 Emmy for her report on "Eviction Moratorium Leaving Landlords Homeless."
She also won for her breaking news reports during the 2008 Northern Illinois University shootings and two for her work on CBS 2 Chicago′s 2003 and 2004 broadcasts of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon.
She has earned the Chicago Association of Black Journalists' Award for Outstanding Television Reporting and received a national UPI Spot News Award.
She joined CBS2 Chicago from KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, where she worked as a general assignment reporter and talk show host. Previously, Tucker worked at KWGN-TV in Denver, as a general assignment reporter and as a reporter and weekend anchor at WREG-TV in Memphis. Tucker began her broadcasting career in Peoria at WMBD-TV. She was an intern at CBS 2 Chicago in 1977.
Tucker is a local board member of NABJ-Chicago. She is a former board member of the Northwestern Alumni Association and a current member of the Northwestern University Leadership Circle. Tucker graduated, with honors, from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Communications.
Tucker lives in Hyde Park, is married, and is the mother of three Millennials.
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