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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Dorothy Tucker.

Author: Dorothy Tucker; Thomas Jefferson; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Broadcast journalist Dorothy Tucker was born in Chicago, Illinois. She began her broadcasting career in 1977 as an intern at WBBM-TV in Chicago. Tucker graduated, with honors, and earned her B.S. degree in communications from Northwestern University. In 1979, she became a reporter and weekend anchor at WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee. Tucker moved to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1981. Tucker returned to WBBM  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Dorothy Tucker
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Tucker; Thomas Jefferson; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150803
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Thomas Jefferson, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2013 August 25.
Description: 1 online resource (9 video files (4 hr., 26 min., 36 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Dorothy Tucker
Dorothy Tucker

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Broadcast journalist Dorothy Tucker was born in Chicago, Illinois. She began her broadcasting career in 1977 as an intern at WBBM-TV in Chicago. Tucker graduated, with honors, and earned her B.S. degree in communications from Northwestern University. In 1979, she became a reporter and weekend anchor at WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee. Tucker moved to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1981. Tucker returned to WBBM in Chicago as a general assignment reporter in 1984. She was honored by the Chicago Association of Black Journalists, and received their annual award for Outstanding Television Reporting, in 1987 and 1994. Tucker won nine local Emmy Awards, including two for her work on the 2003 and 2004 broadcasts of the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon. She also won an Emmy for her breaking news reports during the 2008 Northern Illinois University shootings. In 2009, she began a weekly radio show, Customer Service, on WVON-AM. Tucker married investment banker, Anthony Wilkins.

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