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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Two Chicago Medical Professionals Return From Syrian Refugee Camp

They went to the Jordan camp with one goal: to help the tens of thousands of men, women and children living inside those barbed wires. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

11/30/2016

Joanne Vrtacnik, left, and her two young charges. (CBS)

Another State Budget Casualty: Supportive Services For Traumatized Kids

The Safe from the Start program helps young children who’ve lived through domestic violence, street violence and abuse. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

11/29/2016

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The Airbnb Of Cars Is Here, Allowing Owners To Rent Out Their Vehicles

The new app used in Chicago and Evanston is called Getaround. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

11/25/2016

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Delivery Driver Has Reason To Be Thankful After Bullet Misses Him

Seymour Sanders has been driving a UPS route in Englewood for 19 years. He says he’s never had a close call – until Wednesday. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

11/23/2016

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Someone Is Booby-Trapping Dog Treats In The Far West Suburbs

Hampshire police are trying to learn more about who would wrap nails in meat and peanut butter and leave them on the ground in a dog-filled neighborhood.

11/21/2016

A surveillance image shows two people walking into a Naperville pharmacy before threatening employees with a hypodermic needle, according to police.  (Naperville Police)

Duo Brandishing Syringe Linked To Two Suburban Robberies

In one instance, the suspects said the needle was infected with the virus that causes AIDS. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

11/17/2016

Cubs fans fly their team pride on the road from Cleveland. (CBS)

Road-Tripping Cubs Fans Celebrate On Way Back To Chicago

The ride back to Chicago for many Cubs fans means time to celebrate with strangers, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2016

Paul Kim, a Chicago native, came from South Korea in hopes of scoring tickets to Game 7 of the World Series. (CBS)

No Tickets? Cubs Faithful At Progressive Field Dare To Dream

They came from Chicago, hoping to witness baseball history in Cleveland. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2016

Many Cubs fans traveled far for the World Series, but they say they're not deterred by the Game 1 loss and rainy weather on Wednesday. | CBS

Cubs Fans In Cleveland Not Deterred By Game 1 Loss, Rainy Weather

Many Cubs fans traveled for the World Series and say they’re not deterred by the Game 1 loss or rainy weather Wednesday.

10/26/2016

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Let The Cubs-Indians Trash Talking Begin

What happens when the Cubs Faithful tread on the Tribes’ turf? CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov went to find out.

10/25/2016

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Die-Hard Cubs Fans Searching For World Series Tickets In Cleveland

Many Cubs fans outside Progressive Field made the trek to Cleveland without purchasing a ticket.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2016

Jeremy Bergen of Chicago, left, is wearing an Indians ballcap but his son, Maxwell, is all about the Cubs. (CBS)

Cubs Fans Hit The Road For Cleveland

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov stopped at a near-halfway point, at a truck stop in Indiana, and met up with some of the Cubs enthusiasts.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2016

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Denise Brown Continues To Raise Money For Domestic Violence Victims

Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, is in town this week to raise money for domestic violence victims.

10/21/2016

It's an exciting night for Cubs fans around Chicago. But with the game sharing a time slot with the final presidential debate, viewers have been busy flipping around, CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports. | CBS 2 Chicago News

Chicagoans Split Between Cubs, Final Presidential Debate

Many Chicagoans had a tough decision to make Wednesday night: to watch the final presidential debate or the Cubs NLCS Game 4.

10/19/2016

Water Fountain in a Chicago Park District park. | CBS 2 Chicago

Lead Found In Chicago Park District Water Fountains, Sinks

Officials believe the lead in the Chicago Park District fountains and sinks could be caused by older, lead-based pipes.

10/18/2016

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Cubs Fans Hopeful Ahead Of NLCS Game 2

Some fans stood in line to get into Wrigley Field about 2-3 hours ahead of time.

10/16/2016

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Littlest Cubs Fan Has Known Nothing But A Winning Team

It’s good to be born in 2016 as a Cubs fan, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2016

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Cubs Fans Remain Hopeful For A Game 4 Win In San Francisco

The Cubs lead the Giants, 2-1, in the NLDS.

10/11/2016

Jose Aguilar, left, hugs his 4-year-old son, Kevin. (CBS)

School Bus Brings Child Home — More Than 3 Hours Late

It was a tense evening for father Jose Aguilar. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/06/2016

A family portrait: Little Uriah, left; Chad Weiden; Chad's husband, Baron Clay Jr., and Uriah's new sister. (CBS)

Adoption Can Be Challenging For Multi-Racial Families

But not insurmountable. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/05/2016

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