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.

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

What’s Next For Illinois Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?

Illinois could be just a few months away from seeing the first medical marijuana dispensary open its doors, but there are still hurdles ahead for those on the state’s new license list.

02/03/2015

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Scammers ‘Hijack’ Real-Estate Listings, Trick Would-Be Renters Into Sending Money

Some of the ads on local websites are phony, with pirated home details. It’s already cost some victims thousands of dollars. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/29/2015

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Doctors Stress Importance Of Measles Vaccine While Some Parents Resist

The measles outbreak has hit Illinois, with one confirmed case. Despite what some may think, doctors say measles can be dangerous, so now, is a good time to protect yourself.

01/28/2015

Chicago Police Officer Wadell Hardy saved a 58-year-old man from Lake Michigan after the man jumped into the icy water at Oak Street Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Police Officer Rescues Man From Lake Michigan At Oak Street

Near North District Officer Wadell Hardy, a 22-year veteran of the CPD, was the first to arrive, and found the victim struggling in the icy water. He admitted he was afraid the ice beneath him would give way, but he knew he couldn’t let the man drown.

01/19/2015

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Barrington Schools Explore Idea Of Later Start Time For Some Students

The District 220 Board of Education agreed to study the idea this week, which could online lessons at home for students. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/15/2015

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Home Health Workers A Lifeline To Elderly During Cold Snap

Cindy Uribe is a home health care nurse from Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. On Thursday, she was checking on 82-year-old Jack Gallo, one of her regular patients.

01/08/2015

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Despite Frigid Temps, Some People Still Need To Work Outside

Some people have no choice, but to be out in the cold. They have to work in this bitter blast.

01/07/2015

A load of salt is dumped into an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow, in preparation for Tuesday's snowstorm. (Credit: CBS)

Not Everyone Pleased By Lack Of Snow

Not nearly a white Christmas, and now a snow-less New Year’s Eve. It is fine for some, but not everyone.

12/31/2014

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Police Upset Over Social Media Posts That Target Officers

Is it free speech or a threat? Some current and former police officers are outraged about pages on one social media site that seem to encourage the killing of officers.

12/24/2014

The revamped Damen Blue Line stop and its new address--1588 N. Damen Ave. (CBS)

CTA Gives Blue Line Station An Address That Seems Impossible

Can a building between 1552 and 1560 North Damen Ave. really be assigned an address of 1588? The CTA has made it happen, for better or worse. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

12/22/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Lakeview Residents Try To Block Proposed Marijuana Dispensary

Petition-gatherers say they don’t oppose newly legalized medical marijuana, but they don’t think their block is an appropriate place to buy it. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

12/11/2014

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Thanksgiving Travelers Get Out Of Town Ahead Of East Coast Storm

Several major airlines say you might want to skip flying tomorrow, if you’re heading east. In fact, they’ll let you change plans without penalty.

11/25/2014

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New Standardized Tests Come Under Fire

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains why educators and parents alike are fighting to delay the new test.

11/20/2014

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Expert: Next Cyber Attack Could Be Fatal

Think data breaches are scary? It could get even worse. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

11/17/2014

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Attorneys: Millions Of Dollars Flowed As Doctor Ordered Needless Heart Procedures

More than two dozen people are now suing an Indiana cardiologist and hospital, claiming they went under the knife unnecessarily. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/28/2014

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More Lawsuits Filed Against Ind. Doctor For Unnecessary Heart Procedures

The latest lawsuits against cardiologist Arvind Gandhi were filed Monday, and attorneys expect even more people to come forward. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/27/2014

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Experts Question Need For Mandatory Ebola Quarantines

National health experts have suggested mandatory quarantines are unnecessary, and could limit medical workers’ ability to help fight the spread of Ebola.

10/27/2014

Hobart first responders in a training session to prepare to handle Ebola. (Credit: CBS)

Hobart Training First Responders To Handle Ebola

Before patients make it to an emergency room they may have contact with a first responder. So how are they preparing?

10/22/2014

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Suburban Mother Afraid She’s Being Targeted By Son’s Killers

A year after her son was murdered, a south suburban woman still lives in fear. She’s afraid two of his killers are targeting her.

10/15/2014

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What Is Motivation Behind People Wishing To Join ISIS?

The first person in the Chicago area accused of trying to join ISIS is Bolingbrook teenager Mohammed Hamzah khan now charged with supporting terrorism.

10/07/2014

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