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.

Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

Cloud Over Chicago Schools Boss Reflects Larger Ethical Problems, Union Says

Barbara Byrd Bennett’s salary from CPS hasn’t been her only source of income, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

04/16/2015

Jared Milrad (left) and Nate Johnson (right) in Hillary Clinton's presidential announcement video. (Source: Youtube)

Same-Sex Couple Featured In Hillary Clinton Video Invites Her To Their Wedding

Hillary Clinton’s campaign trail may take a summer turn towards Chicago if one couple’s offer is accepted. They were surprised to see themselves in her campaign launch video.

04/14/2015

The new bacon-and-avocado grilled cheese at U.S. Cellular Field. (CBS)

Changes Afoot At U.S. Cellular Field — Especially On The Menu

All of the focus has been on the Wrigley Field revamp. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov has a preview of new offerings at The Cell.

04/02/2015

Robert Blagojevich, the brother of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, speaks to the media after Rod's defense rested their case at the trial July 21, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich faces charges related to his work as a fundraiser for the former governor. His brother has been charged with corruption including accusations of trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama after Obama's November 2008 election.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Robert Blagojevich ‘Was Angry’ At Rod During Trial, But Blames Feds For ‘Very Stressful’ Ordeal

Robert Blagojevich said he has written to his brother in prison, and even tried to visit the former governor as he serves his 14-year sentence in Colorado, but Rod Blagojevich has refused to see his older brother, or respond to written letters. Though the two remain estranged, Robert said he hopes to reconnect with his brother.

04/01/2015

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Latest Concern For Dog Owners: Canine Influenza

It’s reaching epidemic proportions, area veterinarians say. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/30/2015

Thieves stole packages from the lobby of this Albany Park condominium building at least three times. (Credit: CBS)

Thieves Steal Packages From Albany Park Condo Building At Least Three Times

A group of Northwest Side residents was fed up and frustrated, after mail thieves struck their condo building at least three times. Now they’re hoping security footage helps catch the culprits.

03/30/2015

Megan Esselman could be among kids cut from an early-intervention program financed by the state of Illinois. (CBS)

State Budget Cut Would Boot More Than 10,000 Kids From Early-Intervention Program

That’s the fallout from one of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans to save money, opponents say. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/12/2015

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Vets Seeing Uptick In Kennel Cough Among Chicago Area Dogs

Veterinarians citywide say they’ve seen a spike in kennel cough cases and one or two boarding facilities may be the source.

03/10/2015

Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Willis Tower Up For Sale

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov takes a look at what you get for all that cash.

03/04/2015

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson discusses his $1 million donation to his own campaign fund. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Wilson: I’ll Vote For Garcia But May Endorse Emanuel

It’s a somewhat confusing stance from a man whose support would be welcomed by either Chicago mayoral candidate. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/01/2015

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Opponents Of Standardized Test Say State Is Bullying School Districts

There is a new standardized test coming to Illinois schools on March 9, but some parents don’t want their kids to take it. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

02/26/2015

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's wife, Evelyn. (Credit: CBS)

Chuy Garcia’s Wife Urged Him To Run For Mayor

Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is acting like a winner the day after securing the chance to take on Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April runoff election.

02/25/2015

Campaign literature against Anna Goral. (CBS)

Ward 23 Challenger Says Things Have Gotten Racial In Aldermanic Contest

Some campaign literature supporting incumbent Mike Zalewski says one of his challengers supports Section 8 housing.

02/23/2015

Owners of Moose the dog tested the mutt's DNA in hopes of finding out his canine heritage. (CBS)

Doggie DNA Tests May Help Identify Your Mutt’s Background

CBS 2 tried two different brands on five dogs and got some surprising results, Dana Kozlov reports.

02/20/2015

Chicago Police Officer Bill Dougherty prepares for a hockey game against the FBI. (CBS)

FBI Squares Off Against Chicago Police To Raise ‘Honor Flight’ Funds

A hockey match next weekend will help raise money to send World War II veterans to the monument that honors them in Washington, D.C.

02/20/2015

Sunday is the final day to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. (Credit: CBS)

Deadline Looming For Affordable Care Act Sign Up

It’s down to the wire now for people who don’t yet have medical insurance. The deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act is midnight and those without insurance could face penalties.

02/15/2015

The 'Flex', an 'electronic coach', by Fitbit is presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on February 24, 2014. The Mobile World Congress runs from the 24 to 27 February where participants and visitors alike can attend conferences, network, discover cutting-edge products and technologies at among the 1,700 exhibitors as well as seek industry opportunities and make deals. AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Medical Pilot Program Uses ‘Fitbits’ To Monitor Patients

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports wrist-fastened devices are not just for exercise anymore.

02/05/2015

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

What’s Next For Illinois Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?

Illinois could be just a few months away from seeing the first medical marijuana dispensary open its doors, but there are still hurdles ahead for those on the state’s new license list.

02/03/2015

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Scammers ‘Hijack’ Real-Estate Listings, Trick Would-Be Renters Into Sending Money

Some of the ads on local websites are phony, with pirated home details. It’s already cost some victims thousands of dollars. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/29/2015

Measles. (Credit: CBS)

Doctors Stress Importance Of Measles Vaccine While Some Parents Resist

The measles outbreak has hit Illinois, with one confirmed case. Despite what some may think, doctors say measles can be dangerous, so now, is a good time to protect yourself.

01/28/2015

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