Dana Kozlov

kozlov Dana KozlovDana Kozlov is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago. She joined the station in August 2003, from WGN-TV, where she had served as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor since 1995.

Her live reports from DeKalb, IL during CBS 2 Chicago’s coverage of the NIU shootings in 2008 helped the team win an Emmy Award for spot news.

Before working at WGN-TV, Kozlov was at WEEK-TV in Peoria, IL as the 5:00 PM news anchor and general assignment reporter (1992-95). She began her career in journalism at CNN’s Chicago bureau as an intern in 1991. Kozlov later served as a field producer for CNN, based in Chicago (1995-96).


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Kozlov and her husband have two young children and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, doing yoga and cooking. She’s also volunteered for The Cradle, a local adoption agency and for Rainbow House, which helps victims of domestic violence.

Kozlov grew up in northwest suburban Palatine and graduated from Fremd High School. She received her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1990.

Former Marine Poised To Break World Record

Mike Mendoza is running Ironman 70.3 competitions — lots of them — to help former service members who need help. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/17/2017

Retired Cop Organizes Supply Drive For Hurricane Survivors

“I was a police officer for 40 years. I see there’s people with problems,” Jack Kielczynski says.

09/05/2017

Waves Crash Chicago’s Lakefront

The beach hazard is in effect through Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

09/01/2017

Private West Side School Is Free, Offers Lifetime Lessons

At the Chicago Jesuit Academy in the Austin neighborhood, students are called “mister.” CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

08/31/2017

Friends Remember Teen Slain On Cicero Basketball Court

Friends say you’d often find 17-year-old Irving Estrada on a neighborhood basketball court, playing the sport he loved.

08/23/2017

Joke Or Transgender Slam? Business Seeks ‘Female From Birth’ Job Applicants

A roadside business sign in southwest suburban Lockport is stopping traffic — not in a good way. 

08/16/2017

Indiana Sheriff May Testify At His Bribery Trial

Federal prosecutors have played tapes that they say prove John Buncich was on the take. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

08/15/2017

Brawl Erupts Near Little Leaguers

Monday night, fun at the old ballpark disintegrated into an off-field fight. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

08/04/2017

New Soda Tax Brings Confusion, Mistakes

Sparkling, non-sweetened water is supposed to be exempt. But some stores were charging the new sugar tax.

08/02/2017

CTA Bus Hit By Gunfire

Police say a man got out of a dark-colored SUV and started shooting. The people he hit were also on foot.

07/27/2017

Wounded Amtrak Conductor Released From Hospital 10 Weeks After Shooting

Michael Case and his wife, Sara, said they are thankful for his recovery, and filled with compassion for the suspected gunman.

07/26/2017

Mosquito Bite Sends Family’s Finances Into Tailspin

Jeff Walls was healthy and looking forward to retirement. Complications from the West Nile Virus changed all that. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

07/24/2017

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For Now, Six Gacy Victims Remain Unidentified

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov talks with the Cook County detective who’s trying to close these files and give some families answers.

07/20/2017

Chicago Alderman Clashes With Cops At Crime Scene

Did 26th Ward Ald. Roberto Maldonado try to throw his weight around at a crime scene, so that he could cut through? CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

07/19/2017

Art Program Gives Abuse Survivors A Way To Cope

Down a dark hall and tucked in the corner of a North Center loft building, there is some light for survivors of sexual violence.

07/18/2017

Moms Push For ‘Charlie’s Law’ In Illinois

The measure would obligate insurance companies to pay for a costly treatment for strep complications if a doctor advises it. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

07/11/2017

Tube Train Coming To Chicago?

A high-speed passenger train may one day whisk travellers to and from O’Hare Airport to downtown Chicago within minutes. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/26/2017

Day 3 In Springfield: ‘Time For An Intervention,’ One Leader Says

A meeting of the state legislature’s most powerful members never happened Friday. Why not? Depends on who you ask, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/23/2017

Will Retail Stores Go The Way Of The Dinosaur?

There is good and bad news for brick-and-mortar retailers. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/19/2017

Chicago Boy Becomes Super Hero For A Day

Christian Clark is a third-grader by day. In the blink of an elevator ride, he becomes a super hero.

06/15/2017

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