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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Panel Studies Shortening The School Day At Barrington High School

Students may one day be able to sleep a little extra, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

02/11/2016

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Springfield Prepares For President Obama’s Speech To General Assembly

President Barack Obama is about to take a trip down memory lane.

02/09/2016

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Cat Scalded In Online Video Is Recovering At Chicago Animal Shelter

A Chicago man was charged with animal torture for allegedly pouring boiling water on the feline. Things are looking up for the cat, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

02/08/2016

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Bank Customer Says He Was Robbed — By An ATM

Robert Williams says he’s still waiting on his bank to clear things up after a machine accepted an $800 deposit, without acknowledging it. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/29/2016

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Uber Driver Busted For DUI, With Camera Rolling

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov asks: How quickly does the ride-sharing service learn about driving offenses?

01/28/2016

A small drone hovers in the sky on February 1, 2014 during a meet-up of the DC Area Drone User Group. Drone enthusiasts from the Washington area, who come together regularly to fly their small machines, see great civilian potential for unmanned aerial vehicles, from construction work to wildlife conservation. AFP PHOTO / Robert MacPherson (Photo credit should read Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Pilot On Flight From Chicago To Miami Encounters Drone Before Landing

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports the pilot saw the unmanned flying object seconds before landing.

01/27/2016

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20 Years Later, Friend Of Missing Rachel Mellon Still Hoping For Closure

Rachel Mellon was thirteen years old when she simply vanished from her south suburban home. That was twenty years ago this week. The case is still considered active by police.

01/26/2016

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18-Year-Old Missing Man Found Safe

An 18-year-old Chicago man who was reported missing after he went out to make a couple, routine deliveries on Monday has now been found and is safe, Chicago police said.

01/19/2016

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Repeat Offender’s Trail Of Domestic Violence Leads To Chicago

Travis Holcomb sits in a Cook County jail cell, after a string of arrests across the country. Will he stay there? CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/11/2016

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Three Men Shot — One Fatally — On North Side, Near Mayor’s Residence

Emergency crews responded at 7:33 p.m. to the shooting of three males in the 1900 block of West Belle Plaine, according to Chicago Police.

01/08/2016

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City Calls For Demolition Of Building Next To Warehouse Where Firefighter Died

City attorneys order not one, but two buildings demolished after a Chicago firefighter died in one last month.

01/06/2016

Wheelchair user Julie Falco talks with CBS 2's Dana Kozlov. (CBS)

Woman Gets City Hall Runaround After Her Handicapped Parking Signs Are Stolen

Wheelchair user Julie Falco waits — and waits — to get her parking space back. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/04/2016

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Attorney For Bettie Jones’ Family Calls New CPD Policy “Too Little, Too Late”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and interim Police Superintendent John Escalante announced new policing tactics after two people were killed by Chicago Police last weekend.

12/30/2015

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Military Mom Reunited With Her Family This Christmas

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov takes us to a holiday homecoming.

12/26/2015

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Chicagoans Out Enjoying Warm December Weather

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports the guys at one Christmas tree say the warm month has been good for business, and they’re not alone.

12/22/2015

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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.

11/17/2015

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.

11/16/2015

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.

11/12/2015

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Car’s Sunroof Shatters On Drive Through Suburban Construction Zone

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

11/10/2015

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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.

10/27/2015

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