Dorothy Tucker Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, WBBM-TV, Salary, and Net Worth

Dorothy Tucker
Dorothy Tucker

Dorothy Tucker Profile

Dorothy Tucker is an American Emmy Award-winning Reporter, Anchor, and Host working at WBBM – CBS 2 Chicago in Illinois as an investigative reporter. She has been working at the station since November 1984.

Dorothy Tucker Education

Tucker is a proud 1977 graduate of Northwestern University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Communications (Radio, Television, Speech, and Film). She had her high school studies at Austin High School (graduated in 1974).

Dorothy Tucker
Dorothy Tucker

Dorothy Tucker Career

Tucker serves at WBBM – CBS 2 Chicago as an investigative reporter. She has served as a Consumer and General Assignment Reporter at the station. Before joining WBBM, Tucker worked for KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a talk show host and general assignment reporter. She has served at WREG-TV in Memphis, TN as a weekend news anchor and reporter, and at KWGN-TV in Denver, CO as a general assignment reporter.

She started her career in broadcasting at WMBD-TV in Peoria, Illinois, where she served as a news anchor and reporter. While in college, she interned at CBS 2 Chicago. Tucker is also known for having hosted the program, “Customer Service”, at WVON 1690 AM in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, she has served at N’Digo Magazine in Chicago, Illinois as a Columnist for 2 years and 9 months (January 2005 – September 2007).

Away from journalism, Tucker serves on the board (locally) of NABJ-Chicago, and is part of the Northwestern University Leadership Circle. She has served as the President of the NABJ – National Association of Black Journalists for 4 years (from 2019 to 2023) (for 2 terms!). Tucker has also served on the board of the Northwestern Alumni Association.

Dorothy Tucker Awards and Honors

Tucker has received many awards over the years of her career. In the year 2022, she got the Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership from the News Leaders Association. In the previous year (2021), she won 2 regional Edward R. Murrow awards and was part of a team that won a national Murrow award for being excellent overall.

Tucker also got the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Association of Journalists. She has won a few local Emmy Awards, including one in the year 2021 for her report on “Eviction Moratorium Leaving Landlords Homeless.” Tucker also won for her reports during the 2008 Northern Illinois University shootings and for her work on CBS 2 Chicago’s broadcasts of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon in the years 2004 and 2003. She received a national UPI Spot News Award and the Chicago Association of Black Journalists Award for Outstanding Television Reporting.

Dorothy Tucker Age

Tucker is 67 years old as of 2023. She was born on April 13, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She therefore celebrates her birthday on the 13th of April every year.

Dorothy Tucker Height

Tucker stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.

Dorothy Tucker Family and Husband | Children

Tucker was brought up in Chicago, Illinois. She is a married woman and her spouse is Anthony Wilkins, an investment banker. The duo is blessed with 3 grown-up (millennial) kids, whose identities are under review. However, it is known that all three children attended Ivy League universities (Yale University, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania). Tucker and her husband reside happily in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois.

Dorothy Tucker Salary

Being one of the top reporters for WBBM-TV, Tucker earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 to $ 100,000. 

Dorothy Tucker Net Worth

Tucker has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Reporter, Anchor, and Host.

Dorothy Tucker WBBM-TV

Tucker works at WBBM-TV alongside other famous WBBM-TV anchors and reporters including;

  1. Tara Molina
  2. Mugo Odigwe
  3. Lauren Victory
  4. Dave Savini
  5. Sabrina Franza
  6. Marissa Perlman
  7. Marybel Gonzalez
  8. Shardaa Gray
  9. Sara Machi
  10. Darius Johnson

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