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.

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Syrian Refugees Grateful For New Opportunity In Chicago

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov spoke to a Syrian refugee family in Chicago, who thanks America for their new home.


A couple of the works of art by Englewood resident Jimmy Williams, who is planning to open a gallery and studio to share his passion with the community. (Credit: CBS)

Englewood Artist Planning Gallery To Share His Passion With Community

He works as a security guard at night to pay the bills, but Jimmy Williams’ real passion is art, and he has one purpose right now: to bring more of it to Chicago’s embattled Englewood neighborhood.


Mr. Nice Guy, a planned smoke shop location in Lincoln Square. (CBS)

Lincoln Square Smoke Shop Under Fire For Being Near Schools

When store logo for Mr. Nice Guy went up this week, so did some parental red flags. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.



Car’s Sunroof Shatters On Drive Through Suburban Construction Zone

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains how it happened in this Original Report.


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Obama’s Speech To Police Chiefs Hits Home For Some Chicagoans

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov talked with people on the South Side, where the words about gun violence often ring the loudest.


Tadeusz Dec, 55, was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Niles Sept. 17. (Photo provided)

Reward Of $5,000 Offered To Help Solve Fatal Hit-And-Run In Niles

Niles police say Tadeusz Dec was crossing Golf Road near Greenwood Avenue just before 11 p.m. on Sept. 17, when the driver of this White Toyota 4Runner hit him, leaving behind pieces of its left turn signal and marker.


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“Rookie Of The Year” Actor In Chicago To Cheer On Cubs

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov spoke with actor Thomas Ian Nicholas.

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Englewood Women’s Shelter, Apartment Homes In Danger Of Closing

An apartment building for women and children in need in Englewood has fallen on hard times, and is in danger of closing, because it can’t pay its bills.


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Two Chicago Cops At Center Of Teen-Exploitation Investigation: Source

Police supervisors were alerted to the possibility these officers were engaged in pornography, a source tells CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.


Fans at the Cubby Bear react during the Cubs' win against the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLDS. (Getty Images)

Cubs Fans Not Waiting To Snap Up NLCS Tickets

The Cubs won’t be back at Wrigley Field for almost a week, so, not surprisingly, fans are trying to go to them.

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Maywood Park Runs Its Course

Maywood Park Race Course won’t open next season, and most believe that means it will shut down for good.

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Dash Cam Vid Grab

Suit: Cops Mistreated Motorist After Turning Off Dashboard Camera

(CBS) – A Chicago police officer deliberately turned off a dashboard camera during a road stop and mistreated a motorist who had been pulled over, according new lawsuit against the department and the city. CBS […]


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Waukegan Couple Looks Forward To Seeing Pope

This will be the second time each has personally seen the pope. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


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Illinois Stops Paying Health Care Claims For State Employees’ Self-Insured Plans

The state budget crisis is about to hit tens of thousands more, including many state employees and doctors and dentists who treat them.


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Chicago School Board Passes Unbalanced Budget Hoping For State Help

It’s a budget based on borrowing and hope. But now, CPS’ financial doomsday clock is actually ticking.


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Lake Station, Ind. Resident Stunned By $1,200 Water Bill

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports Lake Station, Indiana resident James Williams owes more than $1,200 to the city’s water department. He says there’s no way he used the amount of water the city is billing him for.


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France Train Attack Raises Travel Safety Concerns

After three Americans and British grandfather jumped to action to stop a gunman aboard a train in France, an obvious question is, could that happen here?



Emails Associated With Local Government Workers Revealed In Ashley Madison Leak

The governor’s office has launched an investigation as four email addresses released end in Illinois.gov. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports the state worker email addresses aren’t the only ones from Illinois.


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Patients Wait, Hope For Expanded Medical Marijuana Approval

For Jessica Harshbarger, something as simple as getting ice cream with her sons was almost impossible two years ago.


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Teens Harm Plainfield Boy With Makeshift Blowtorch

Sean Johnson and his friend were walking through Plainfields’s West Norman Greenway when they say three teen-aged boys were literally playing with fire and challenged them to a dare. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.



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