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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Six-Year-Old Girl Shot On Porch Welcomed Back From Hospital

Tacarra Morgan is playing like any other child on a warm summer day. That’s amazing, really, when you consider what happened to her just six days ago. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

07/25/2016

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Lombard Couple Burglarized During Honeymoon

Instead of coming home to happily start their new life together, the Andersons called police.

07/22/2016

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Car Owners Report Cases Of Shattering Sunroofs

A series of incidents in which car sunroofs shatter for no apparent reason has gained the attention of federal investigators.

07/19/2016

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Unrest Overseas Worries Turkish Community In Chicago

You’ll hear the same thing over and over from former and current Turkish residents: No one expected this. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

07/15/2016

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Elephant Attraction In Grundy County Draws Criticism

The fairgrounds is the scene of an animal-rights debate. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/30/2016

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Muslim Woman Accuses Chicago Police Of Profiling, Attacking Her

One minute a Muslim woman was running to catch her train, the next she was tackled by Chicago police officers, and it didn’t end there.

06/30/2016

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Videographer Has Picture Of The Man Who Stole Her Equipment

It happened during a wedding shoot last week in front of Trump Tower. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/27/2016

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Camp Counselors Leave Boy Behind At Water Park

Peter Rapatas’s mom says she found out when her son used a lifeguard’s phone to call her.

06/23/2016

A crowd gathers outside the Center on Halsted, which held a vigil to honor the Orlando victims. (CBS)

Chicago Vigils Continue For Orlando Victims

“When there is hate, we in the city of Chicago bring love,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/13/2016

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The Story Of One CPS Principal Amid Budget Mess: ‘You Have To Be A Wartime General’

It’s that time of year for Amundsen High School Principal Anna Pavichevich and her staff: budget time. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/09/2016

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Drew Peterson Prison Recordings Released

From a courtroom outburst to prison cell conversations, the recordings presented at Drew Peterson’s latest trial were released on Tuesday.

06/07/2016

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Brookfield Gorilla’s Cradling Of Injured Boy Still Fresh In Mind Of Paramedic

Of course, the tragedy at the Cincinnati Zoo has spurred Jeff Bruno’s memories, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/02/2016

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Car Stolen While Stopped For Gasoline On South Side

A toddler escaped injury, after a car was stolen, and nearly struck the child at a gas station. on the South Side on Wednesday evening.

06/01/2016

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Crime Spikes, Along With Fear, In North Side Neighborhoods

Residents on the North Side are saying it’s out of control.

05/31/2016

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Bensenville Mom Says School Officials Have Ignored First-Grade ‘Fight Club’

Seven-year-old Jaden White said he was beaten up last Friday on the playground when another first-grader hit him in the face.

05/23/2016

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Harvey Police Arrest Five Riding Around Car With Paintball Guns Near Thornton H.S.

Harvey police say some teens were riding around shooting them off near Thornton High School.

05/11/2016

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Suburban Special Needs Student Gets Prom Date Thanks To Big Assist From Family

(CBS) — The family of a high school senior with special needs wanted to make sure he had the chance to go to his prom with a date. It turns out, his date may be […]

05/04/2016

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Motorist Takes Wrong Turn Into Bridgeview Shop, Then Drives Off

The incident happened early Thursday at Prince Sweets & Bakery and a neighboring salon. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

04/29/2016

Thieves attempted to break into a Bucktown business. (CBS)

Bucktown Burglary Victims Say Chicago Police Are Dragging Their Feet

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on why residents are so upset.

04/11/2016

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