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.

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.

10/03/2016

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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.

09/29/2016

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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.

09/28/2016

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

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

09/27/2016

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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.

09/23/2016

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.

09/22/2016

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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 […]

09/20/2016

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.

09/09/2016

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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.

09/08/2016

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CTU To Vote On Strike This Month By Signing Petitions

Strike preparation workshops for teachers are taking place next week.

09/07/2016

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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.

09/01/2016

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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.

08/31/2016

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Youth Outreach Services Hosts Fundraiser

Youth Outreach Services’ Auxiliary Board hosts Monday their first official fundraising event.

08/28/2016

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Thieves Targeting Wheels; Is Your Car A Target?

People on the North Side say car owners should tread carefully. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

08/25/2016

A baby was killed and three other people were missing after a fire in the 8100 block of South Essex Avenue on Aug. 23, 2016. (Credit: CBS)

Families Mourning After 3 Girls, 1 Man Die in South Chicago Fire

At least one resident survived by jumping.

08/23/2016

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Cannabis Dispensary Opens In Oak Park

A medical cannabis dispensary opened Friday in downtown Oak Park.

08/19/2016

IPRA says it'll review the 2012 shooting of Jamaal Moore by a Chicago police officer after a community activist demanded another look.

Case Of 2012 Chicago Fatal Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man Could Be Reopened

IPRA says it’ll review the 2012 shooting of Jamaal Moore by a Chicago police officer after a community activist demanded another look.

08/16/2016

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Embattled Towing Company Finally Coughs Up Couple’s Car

Despite a sheriff’s visit, a state’s attorney investigation and a judge’s order, the towing company would not give the vehicle back. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov has this follow-up report.

08/11/2016

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In Letter, Patti Blagojevich Begs Judge To Reduce Former Governor’s Prison Sentence

The wife of ex-Gov. Rob Blagojevich is among those vouching for Rod Blagojevich, who has a re-sentencing hearing on Tuesday.

08/08/2016

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Neighbor Of Abused Boy Burned After Death: ‘I Didn’t Know It Was That Bad’

Guilt, regret and sorrow. The woman who lived below 4-year-old Manuel Aguilar and his family is dealing with all that. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

08/04/2016

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