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.

Wheels stolen from a Honda model. (CBS)

Thieves Targeting Wheels; Is Your Car A Target?

People on the North Side say car owners should tread carefully. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

08/25/2016

A baby was killed and three other people were missing after a fire in the 8100 block of South Essex Avenue on Aug. 23, 2016. (Credit: CBS)

Families Mourning After 3 Girls, 1 Man Die in South Chicago Fire

At least one resident survived by jumping.

08/23/2016

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Cannabis Dispensary Opens In Oak Park

A medical cannabis dispensary opened Friday in downtown Oak Park.

08/19/2016

IPRA says it'll review the 2012 shooting of Jamaal Moore by a Chicago police officer after a community activist demanded another look.

Case Of 2012 Chicago Fatal Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man Could Be Reopened

IPRA says it’ll review the 2012 shooting of Jamaal Moore by a Chicago police officer after a community activist demanded another look.

08/16/2016

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Embattled Towing Company Finally Coughs Up Couple’s Car

Despite a sheriff’s visit, a state’s attorney investigation and a judge’s order, the towing company would not give the vehicle back. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov has this follow-up report.

08/11/2016

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In Letter, Patti Blagojevich Begs Judge To Reduce Former Governor’s Prison Sentence

The wife of ex-Gov. Rob Blagojevich is among those vouching for Rod Blagojevich, who has a re-sentencing hearing on Tuesday.

08/08/2016

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Neighbor Of Abused Boy Burned After Death: ‘I Didn’t Know It Was That Bad’

Guilt, regret and sorrow. The woman who lived below 4-year-old Manuel Aguilar and his family is dealing with all that. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

08/04/2016

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Emanuel Floats Water Tax Hike To Fund Pensions

To help save the city’s underfunded pension plans, Mayor Emanuel is proposing a water tax on city residents.

08/03/2016

Dr. Craig Langman, left, talks with patient Levi Krystosek. (CBS)

Mississippi Boy Commutes To Chicago For Treatment

Levi Krystosek has an extraordinarily rare condition. Chicago happens to be home to an expert. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

08/01/2016

Tacarra Morgan

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

Turkish soldiers block Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge on July 15, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Gokhan Tan/Getty Images)

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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