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.

Dana Kozlov parachuting with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights. (Credit: CBS)

Watch: Parachuting With The U.S. Army’s Golden Knights

It wasn’t a typical day at work for CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.


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Indiana Awaits Standardized Test Results, Schools In Limbo

Half a million Indiana primary school students spent six hours last spring at a computer, taking the controversial ISTEP standardized test. Their scores help future teachers gauge student progress and create teaching plans for the coming year.


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Budget Impasse Stops Flow Of Federal Cash To Some Workers, Aid Recipients

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on frozen funds – and the people impacted.


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Hospitals Feeling The Pinch As Budget Fight Continues

No state budget essentially means frozen Medicaid funds for Illinois’ 3.2 million recipients. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


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Same-Sex Couple Featured In Hillary Clinton Video Get Married

A few months after a Chicago couple that was in Hillary Clinton’s campaign launch video invited the candidate to their wedding, they got married without her, reports CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.


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Suburban Cook County Businesses Brace For Sales Tax Increase

Buy anything in Cook County beginning next year and you’ll pay more.


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Offensive Graffiti Sprayed On NW Side School For Special Needs Students

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov spoke to neighbors who want to know why they were targeted and who is behind it.


A man and a woman were killed when their motorcycle hit a concrete median on the Eisenhower Expressway at a high rate of speed early Sunday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Friends, Family Of Motorcycle Accident Victim Outraged At Grisly Pictures Posted Online

Miranda Valles, 21, of Downers Grove was killed early Sunday when the motorcycle on which she was a passenger crashed into a median on I-290.


This screengrab shows a Chicago police officer shooting at a car with unarmed teens. (Chicago Reporter)

Officer Seen In Video Firing At Black Teens Fatally Shot Suspect In 2011, Family Says

(CBS) – A Chicago police officer caught on camera firing his weapon into a car of unarmed teens was involved in a fatal shooting previously, CBS 2 has learned. Now, relatives of the victim who […]


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New Evidence Could Exonerate Daycare Worker In Toddler’s Death

There is a push to free a woman convicted in the death of a baby at a Lincolnshire daycare.


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Watch: Dashcam Video Shows Chicago Police Officer Firing At Black Teens In Car

The video shows the officer firing at the car as it was backing away during a traffic stop in December 2013. Two of the teens were hurt.


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Hastert Case Not First Media Frenzy At Dirksen Federal Building

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov takes a look at some of the sad and surreal moments.


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Safety Study Says Americans May Be Worrying About Wrong Things

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov shows you what you should fret about and what to forget about.


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Watch: Owner Of West Loop Pet Care Business Kicks Dog

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports the video is now sparking outrage by animal lovers all over the internet.



Info On More Than 100K Taxpayers Stolen In IRS Data Breach

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov tells us how thieves pulled it off, and what you should do now.


North Side residents are fighting the proposed relocation of a Noble Charter school there. (Credit: CBS)

North Side Residents Fighting To Keep Charter School Out

It’s a switch from the usual battle cry. A group of parents and an alderman on the North Side are fighting to keep a school from opening its doors there next year.



Burglar Steals Bees From Urban Farm

The McKinley Park Community Garden lost a little of its color this month. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


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Sink Holes Sprouting On North Side

One of them is big enough to swallow a large exercise ball and deep enough to devour a small child. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Rob Besecker and his sister Chris Griffin in Nepal, while on a trek to Mt. Everest before the April 25 earthquake. (Credit: Rob Besecker)

Separated In Nepal, Tinley Park Brother And Sister Reunite After Deadly Quake

Rob Besecker and Chris Griffin were in Nepal together on a mountain trek, until altitude sickness forced their separation. Then, the earthquake hit. They shared their stories of survival with CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.


Rob Besecker and his sister are both home safe from Nepal. (Credit: CBS)

Tinley Park Brother, Sister Home Safe From Nepal Trip

The family of two climbers from the Chicago area is relieved to have them home.




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