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.

Passengers outside the United Terminal at O'Hare Airport. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Thanksgiving Travelers Get Out Of Town Ahead Of East Coast Storm

Several major airlines say you might want to skip flying tomorrow, if you’re heading east. In fact, they’ll let you change plans without penalty.

11/25/2014

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New Standardized Tests Come Under Fire

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains why educators and parents alike are fighting to delay the new test.

11/20/2014

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Expert: Next Cyber Attack Could Be Fatal

Think data breaches are scary? It could get even worse. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

11/17/2014

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Attorneys: Millions Of Dollars Flowed As Doctor Ordered Needless Heart Procedures

More than two dozen people are now suing an Indiana cardiologist and hospital, claiming they went under the knife unnecessarily. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/28/2014

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More Lawsuits Filed Against Ind. Doctor For Unnecessary Heart Procedures

The latest lawsuits against cardiologist Arvind Gandhi were filed Monday, and attorneys expect even more people to come forward. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/27/2014

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Experts Question Need For Mandatory Ebola Quarantines

National health experts have suggested mandatory quarantines are unnecessary, and could limit medical workers’ ability to help fight the spread of Ebola.

10/27/2014

Hobart first responders in a training session to prepare to handle Ebola. (Credit: CBS)

Hobart Training First Responders To Handle Ebola

Before patients make it to an emergency room they may have contact with a first responder. So how are they preparing?

10/22/2014

John "Fuzzy" Atkins. (Family provided photo.)

Suburban Mother Afraid She’s Being Targeted By Son’s Killers

A year after her son was murdered, a south suburban woman still lives in fear. She’s afraid two of his killers are targeting her.

10/15/2014

Mohammed Hamzah Khan (Credit: Facebook)

What Is Motivation Behind People Wishing To Join ISIS?

The first person in the Chicago area accused of trying to join ISIS is Bolingbrook teenager Mohammed Hamzah khan now charged with supporting terrorism.

10/07/2014

Dr. Amardeep Sangha (left) and Sharon Cargile (right). (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Vet, Manager Of Dolton Animal Hospital Charged With Animal Cruelty

The veterinarian and the manager of a Dolton animal hospital have both been charged after several dead and malnourished dogs were discovered at the facility, reports CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.

09/23/2014

The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and Juvenile Court building. (Credit: CBS)

Critics: Juvenile Offender Monitoring Needs Overhaul In Wake Of Roseland Rape

Some county and union leaders are demanding action after the rape of a pregnant Chicago State University student, allegedly by a teen on electronic monitoring.

09/18/2014

Janay Palmer, left and Ray Rice. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Experts Say Abusive Relationships Complex, Not Easy To Break Off

The day after her husband Ray Rice was released and suspended indefinitely, his wife Janay posted in Instagram calling their situation a “nightmare.”

09/09/2014

Drumaine McKinley. (Police Photo)

Man Charged In Grisly Murder Of Woman In Apartment Laundry Room

-An apartment laundry room became a murder scene Wednesday in Joliet and police say they captured murder suspect Drumaine McKinley-hiding after making the grisly discovery.

09/03/2014

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Reclining Seat Disputes Prompting Cases Of Air Rage

What would you do if you were on a flight and a passenger either reclined their seat into your knees or tried to prevent you from reclining your seat?

09/02/2014

A 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in this alley on Chicago's South Side Thursday morning. (CBS)

Girl, 14, Sexually Assaulted In South Side Alley

The girl was attacked in an alley near 71st and King Drive around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

08/28/2014

Members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League U.S. championship team arrive at Midway Airport to wild acclaim Monday. (CBS)

Chicago Ready For Jackie Robinson West Parade

The festivities celebrating Jackie Robinson West will begin at their home park Wednesday morning, followed by a parade to Millennium Park, where Mayor Emanuel will be on hand with, possibly, thousands of the team’s new fans.

08/26/2014

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Judge Determines Yellow Lights Too Short, Throws Out Red Light Tickets

Before a traffic light turns red in Chicago, it’s supposed to sit on yellow for three seconds. But a Chicago judge says that’s not always happening and some people are getting tickets they don’t deserve.

08/12/2014

An Israeli soldier inspects the damage at an house that was hit by a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip, on July 22, 2014, in the Israeli city of Yahud, some 15 kms east of Tel-Aviv. The UN chief and Washington's top diplomat were holding a flurry of meetings in Cairo to push for an end to violence in Gaza that has killed more than 590 Palestinians. (Photo credit: GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Couple Separated By Ban On Flights To Israel

For the second day in a row, American planes aren’t flying to or from Israel and that means a Chicago husband and wife are now separated, and they don’t know when they’ll be reunited.

07/23/2014

USA soccer fans celebrate in Chicago's Grant Park. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Grant Park Gets Ready For World Cup Viewing Party

Ready for another soccer fan invasion downtown? Grant Park is expected to be filled with them Wednesday morning to watch the big World Cup match between USA and Germany.

06/25/2014

A .38 Caliber Pistol. (CBS)

Proposed Gun Shop In Niles Faces Opposition

Debate over a gun shop location in Niles is not so much a case of “not in my back yard,” as it is “not near my school,” CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/23/2014

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