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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Interim Supt. Eddie Johnson Still Affected By Murder Of Officer Thomas Wortham IV

The parents of Chicago Police Officer Thomas Wortham IV forged a friendship with the now Interim Superintendent Eddie Johnson after the officer was killed in 2010.

03/29/2016

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River North Residents Say Obnoxious Club Is Ruining The Neighborhood

Bottled Blonde — is it a restaurant or a rowdy nightspot? CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/25/2016

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Holy Angels School Closed For Week After Finding Lead Particles

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports some parents say the fix and information is coming much too late.

03/09/2016

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North Suburban Kid Turns Food Allergy Fears Into Educational Documentary

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov introduces us to that young filmmaker and his vision.

03/08/2016

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WATCH: Thieves Create Screen, Steal Woman’s Wallet At River North Restaurant

At a cozy corner table in Piccolo Sogno Due’s bar Wednesday evening a woman and her friend were enjoying the evening when a couple walked in. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/03/2016

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Dieting Website Allows Users To Bet Money On Losing Weight

Lose weight, win money: that’s the promise of a website thousands of people are using to shed those extra pounds.

03/02/2016

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Chicago’s Uptown: A Little Down, But Maybe Not Out

CBS’s Dana Kozlov reports on recent hits to the businesses in the North Side neighborhood.

02/18/2016

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Alleged Abuse Victim Opens Up About Ex-Priest Daniel McCormack, Lawsuit Against Archdiocese

Confusion, anger and depression. One Chicago man battled all of these emotions for more than ten years before he finally told someone he had been molested by former Catholic priest, Daniel McCormack.

02/17/2016

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Some Parents Not Happy About Proposal To Push Back School Start Times In Barrington

A proposal to push back school start times in Barrington is getting pushback from parents.

02/16/2016

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In Bridgeport, A Spa Night For Bereaved Moms

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on the special bond shared by participants.

02/12/2016

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Panel Studies Shortening The School Day At Barrington High School

Students may one day be able to sleep a little extra, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

02/11/2016

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Springfield Prepares For President Obama’s Speech To General Assembly

President Barack Obama is about to take a trip down memory lane.

02/09/2016

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Cat Scalded In Online Video Is Recovering At Chicago Animal Shelter

A Chicago man was charged with animal torture for allegedly pouring boiling water on the feline. Things are looking up for the cat, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

02/08/2016

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Bank Customer Says He Was Robbed — By An ATM

Robert Williams says he’s still waiting on his bank to clear things up after a machine accepted an $800 deposit, without acknowledging it. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/29/2016

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Uber Driver Busted For DUI, With Camera Rolling

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov asks: How quickly does the ride-sharing service learn about driving offenses?

01/28/2016

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Pilot On Flight From Chicago To Miami Encounters Drone Before Landing

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports the pilot saw the unmanned flying object seconds before landing.

01/27/2016

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20 Years Later, Friend Of Missing Rachel Mellon Still Hoping For Closure

Rachel Mellon was thirteen years old when she simply vanished from her south suburban home. That was twenty years ago this week. The case is still considered active by police.

01/26/2016

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18-Year-Old Missing Man Found Safe

An 18-year-old Chicago man who was reported missing after he went out to make a couple, routine deliveries on Monday has now been found and is safe, Chicago police said.

01/19/2016

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Repeat Offender’s Trail Of Domestic Violence Leads To Chicago

Travis Holcomb sits in a Cook County jail cell, after a string of arrests across the country. Will he stay there? CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/11/2016

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Three Men Shot — One Fatally — On North Side, Near Mayor’s Residence

Emergency crews responded at 7:33 p.m. to the shooting of three males in the 1900 block of West Belle Plaine, according to Chicago Police.

01/08/2016

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