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.

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?

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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

Delta Airlines

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

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

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

Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl. (Credit: Getty)

Indiana Miss USA Contestant Draws Social Media Praise For ‘Normal’ Body

Miss Indiana’s bikini body is the talk of both the town and social media, but it may not be why you think. As CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports, she’s being applauded for looking normal.

06/11/2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee Global Forum 2014 May 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. The AJC held the form to discuss topics related to the Jewish communities all around the world. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Absent, But Supporters Pack Fundraiser To Prepare For 2016 Run

Even though the former first lady has not said if she will run for president, Chicago supporters on Thursday hosted a huge fundraiser for her called “Ready for Hillary.” CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/05/2014

Google's "Help a Hero Get Hired" workshop. (Credit: CBS)

Google Workshop Aims To Help Veterans Land Jobs

CHICAGO (CBS) — Going from the military to civilian life is often tough for veterans, especially when it comes to finding a job. Certain skills get lost in translation, but CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov one [...]

06/04/2014

D'Andre Howard

Woman Testifies Against Ex-Fiancée Charged In Triple Murder

A woman who watched her ex-fiancée allegedly kill three members of her family testified in court Wednesday.

05/28/2014

Empty Classroom

Rogers Park School Is Crumbling Around Students, Parents Tell CPS

Peeling paint, some of it lead-based. Cold classrooms. Health code violations. These are just some of the issues parents and staff at a Rogers Park elementary school have been fighting to fix for years. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/22/2014

File Photo Of Surgeons At Work. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Doctor Bolsters Claims Of Unnecessary Heart Procedures

One area cardiologist, Arvind Gandhi, is already being sued. Now, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov has learned, the allegations could be the tip of a very large iceberg.

05/15/2014

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