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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.

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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

Steve Miller Inc. had $10,000 worth of road salt stolen from this unsecured location. (CBS)

Naperville Cops Probe Theft Of 80 Tons Of Road Salt

The stolen salt is valued at about $10,000, company officials said.

02/20/2014

Carl Koenemann (Left) and Benjamin Nitch (Right). (Credit: Chicago Police)

Bar Patrons Refused Drinks Charged In $700,000 Trump Tower Flood

After they were refused service at the Trump Towers 16th floor bar over the weekend, two suburban men allegedly turned on a water valve in a stairway in the ritzy hotel, causing $700,000 in water damage, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

02/18/2014

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Mom Defends Teen Son Charged With Hate Crime: ‘He’s A Good Child’

On Tuesday, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov broke the story about a 14-year-old student who was charged with a hate crime against a fellow classmate.

02/12/2014

Omid Babakhani. (Credit: CBS)

Crystal Lake 8th Grader Charged With Hate Crime After Alleged Attack On Fellow Student

An alleged hate crime, in a northwest suburban school results in felony charges against an eighth grader Tuesday.

02/11/2014

Cars stuck in ice in Albany Park. (Credit: CBS)

Water Main Break Leaves Cars Stuck In Ice For Days

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports the ice-encased cars are causing lots of frustration on the 4800 block of North Drake.

02/10/2014

Ambulance

Man Rescued From Water Near Montrose Harbor

Emergency crews rescued a man who went into Lake Michigan near Montrose Harbor trying to save his dog Tuesday afternoon.

02/04/2014

Elisa Madonia. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Files Suit Against Employer Who Fired Her Hours After Cancer Diagnosis

The day Elisa Madonia learned she had cancer, she thought things couldn’t get any worse, but they did.

01/29/2014

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union. (Credit: (Photo by Larry Downing-Pool/Getty Images)

Immigration Rights Activists Hope For Action From Obama

An immigration right group watched the speech at a church in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood. They gathered at this heart of Chicago church to watch President Obama’s speech with a sharp focus.

01/28/2014

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