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.


Denise Brown Continues To Raise Money For Domestic Violence Victims

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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.


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.



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.



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.

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Cubs fans. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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

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


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.


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.


Director/Producer/writer Nate Parker attends the Premiere Of Fox Searchlight Pictures' 'The Birth Of A Nation' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on September 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Acclaimed Film ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Opens Amid Rape Controversy

Should the rape-charge acquittal of the director and co-writer matter as the acclaimed slavery-era movie opens? CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov gets local reaction.


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A First For Same-Sex Couples: Triplets With DNA From Both Parents

Justin Ruehs and his husband, Adam Smeets, were ready to be fathers, but they weren’t so ready to hear their surrogate was pregnant with triplets. That wasn’t the only stunner.


Elliott Nott (Source: Chicago Police)

Mother Claims Elliot Nott Assaulted Her Daughter In 2011

One parent claims he assaulted her 8-year-old daughter years ago, but nothing was done.



After CPS Partially Cut Pre-K Special Ed Transit, Officials To Reinstate

This summer, CPS yanked transportation from almost all those preschoolers.


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Father Of Slain Boy Sets Aside His Criminal Past, Seeks Redemption

Antonio Brown was vilified when his 7-year-old son, Amari Brown, was killed by a bullet meant for him. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Cars line up in Naperville to get tested for emissions. (CBS)

Illinois Closing Several Emissions-Testing Sites; Long Lines Next?

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on why finding a place to test your auto emissions will soon test your patience.


Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson (right) salutes a newly graduated police recruit as Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) looks on at Navy Pier. (Credit: CBS)

Some Aldermen Skeptical Of City’s Plan To Hire Hundreds More Cops

CHICAGO (CBS) — Aldermen have been summoned to a briefing at City Hall Wednesday morning, believed to be about the hiring of new officers. But some say it could still only be a temporary fix to […]


A private security officer patrols the Gold Coast. (CBS)

Chicagoan, Dissatisfied With Police Coverage, Hires Private Patrols

De Mudd has spent thousands for patrols by off-duty police officers in his Gold Coast neighborhood. It’s something that can’t be avoided anymore, he says.


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L.A. Fitness Member In Chicago Posts Secret Video Of Club User

It’s not a shower-room image, but some members are taking the social-media posts as mean-spirited. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.



CTU To Vote On Strike This Month By Signing Petitions

Strike preparation workshops for teachers are taking place next week.


A Chicago Fire Department Ambulance (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Petition Seeks To Ban Gruesome Images From Accident Scenes

Two women say no one should have to see pictures of their dead family members on social media. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


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Mother Uses ‘Safe Haven’ Law To Give Twin Boys to Phoenix Fire Dept.

The twins are much older than the Safe Haven law allows.




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