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.

Rachel Barton Pine. (Credit: CBS)

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine Teaches Englewood Students About Music, Adversity

A world-famous musician, who beat adversity to achieve success, brought her story to Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood Wednesday night.

05/14/2014

Doctor Generic

Lawsuits Claim Indiana Doctor Recommended Unnecessary Heart Surgery

They had heart surgery, but claim they didn’t need it and now two patients are suing Indiana Doctor Arvind Gandhi.

05/07/2014

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Juarez H.S. Being Investigated For Attendance Numbers, Grading Policy

CPS is investigating Benito Juarez High School over questions surrounding attendance numbers and grading policy at the school. The investigation comes six months after the Pilsen school was taken off of probation.

05/06/2014

Chicago Public Schools

Battle Lines Drawn Over Obama School In Chicago

Some Near North Side residents don’t want park land to be absorbed by Mayor Emanuel’s proposal. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/05/2014

Jennifer Del Prete walks out of prison escorted by her daughter. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Woman Freed In Baby’s Death: ‘I’m Not Bitter’

Jennifer Del Prete spent a decade without her children because she was convicted of killing someone else’s baby. She’s now free because of evidence never turned over at her 2005 trial.

05/01/2014

Tymisha Washington. (Credit: CBS)

11-Year-Old Girl Scared To Leave Home After Being Shot

At 11 years old, Tymisha Washington should be out jumping rope or playing with friends. Instead, the Chicago 5th grader is recovering from two gunshots.

04/30/2014

A Rogers Park woman was assaulted in this apartment building laundry room. (CBS)

Residents Say Apartment Building Still Not Secure Months After Assault

The residents of a North Side apartment building say their landlord has done the bare minimum to improve security since a tenant was sexually assaulted in the basement laundry room last January.

04/22/2014

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Tourism Revenue, Reputation At Stake As Travel Professionals Converge On Chicago

Experts say a travel show taking place in Chicago right now could translate into a billion-dollar boon for Chicago.

04/07/2014

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Fire At Six Flags Great America Causes $60,000 In Damage

Investigators say the blaze started next to the Grand Music Hall, in an employee smoking area.

04/03/2014

Joey Jones is charged with murder and attempted murder for two separate shootings on April 1, 2014. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Bond Denied For Man Charged In Two Shootings

The man accused of killing a convenience store clerk and shooting a father of 10 asked for protective custody at his bond hearing Wednesday, but the judge denied his request.

04/03/2014

Empty Classroom

Autism Activists Oppose State’s Plan To Cut Classroom Program

Christopher Jorwic has autism. His family credits a Illinois State Board of Education program with helping him thrive. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/27/2014

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Alderman Questions CPS Decision To Spend Millions On Office Furniture

Less than a year after CPS closed dozens of schools and laid off thousands of employees, it’s getting ready to spend millions on an office move.

03/25/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Asks Feds To Examine Quinn Program To Combat Violence

Gov. Pat Quinn continues to be dogged by questions about his $55 million anti-violence program and questions about where and how the money was used. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/13/2014

Alisha Bromfield. (Credit: alishaandavabromfield.com)

Plainfield Woman Fights To Change Wisconsin Intentional Homicide Law

Drunk is no excuse for murder. That’s one Plainfield woman’s message to lawmakers as she fights to change a law that could allow her daughter’s alleged killer to go free.

03/11/2014

Elizabeth Ramirez (CBS)

Two Years After Son’s Murder, Mother Waits For Resolution

Elizabeth Ramirez is joining forces with others to get answers and action. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/06/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Pours Record Money Into Gubernatorial Campaign

It’s been an advertising blitz almost from the get-go, but now, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner seems to be on the air more than ever.

03/04/2014

Herbert Goode (courtesy: Goode family)

Businessman Shot Over The Weekend Had Been Collecting Rent

Herbert L. Goode was shot multiple times on Saturday afternoon in the 2300 block of West 57th Street outside an industrial building he owned in West Englewood. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/03/2014

Michelle Bertoncini. (Credit: Kane County Sheriff)

Prosecutors: Woman Plotted To Disable Ex-Husband To Win Custody Of Children

Police say a suburban mom was so desperate to get her children back that she hired people to carjack and then disable her ex-husband and his new wife.

02/27/2014

Olympians return from Sochi. (Credit: CBS)

Olympians Land In Chicago On Return From Sochi

Some Olympians making their way home from Sochi came through Chicago Monday afternoon.

02/24/2014

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Mom Of Heroin Addict Takes Her Family’s Story To Police Departments — If They’ll Listen

It’s not easy for P.J. Newberg to talk about her daughter Paula’s heroin addiction. But it’s her mission, and she spent Friday morning sharing her experience with Skokie police. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

02/21/2014

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