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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Info On More Than 100K Taxpayers Stolen In IRS Data Breach

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov tells us how thieves pulled it off, and what you should do now.

05/26/2015

North Side residents are fighting the proposed relocation of a Noble Charter school there. (Credit: CBS)

North Side Residents Fighting To Keep Charter School Out

It’s a switch from the usual battle cry. A group of parents and an alderman on the North Side are fighting to keep a school from opening its doors there next year.

05/20/2015

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Burglar Steals Bees From Urban Farm

The McKinley Park Community Garden lost a little of its color this month. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/18/2015

A Chicago sink hole. (CBS)

Sink Holes Sprouting On North Side

One of them is big enough to swallow a large exercise ball and deep enough to devour a small child. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/07/2015

Rob Besecker and his sister Chris Griffin in Nepal, while on a trek to Mt. Everest before the April 25 earthquake. (Credit: Rob Besecker)

Separated In Nepal, Tinley Park Brother And Sister Reunite After Deadly Quake

Rob Besecker and Chris Griffin were in Nepal together on a mountain trek, until altitude sickness forced their separation. Then, the earthquake hit. They shared their stories of survival with CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.

05/04/2015

Rob Besecker and his sister are both home safe from Nepal. (Credit: CBS)

Tinley Park Brother, Sister Home Safe From Nepal Trip

The family of two climbers from the Chicago area is relieved to have them home.

05/03/2015

A private surveillance photo taken near the area at around the same time which matches the description of the suspect's vehicle. (Police provided photo.)

Police Searching For Suspect Who Attempted To Lure Two Kids At Schaumburg Park

Police are searching for a suspect wanted for trying to lure two kids from a park in Schaumburg.

04/29/2015

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Hundreds Of Honda Owners Still Waiting For Recalled Parts To Be Replaced

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov takes a look at what is causing the delay in this Original Report.

04/28/2015

Fans are evacuated from Grant park due to an approaching storm during 2012 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 4, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Doctors Raise Concerns Over Link Between Lollapalooza, Teenage Binge Drinking

Musical festival season is upon us and two doctors from Lurie Children’s Hospital found a troublesome connection between Lollapalooza and teenage binge drinking.

04/27/2015

Marisa Eve Girawong (Credit: Madison Mountaineering)

Doctor Who Trained In Chicago Among Nepal Earthquake Victims

A doctor and former Malcolm X College student was among a group of climbers killed on Mt. Everest when a massive earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche on Saturday.

04/27/2015

Police are searching for a male who sexually assaulted a woman on a Blue Line train Monday afternoon. | Chicago Police photo

Surveillance Images Released Of Blue Line Sexual Assault Suspect

A woman was sexually assaulted on a Blue Line train bound for the Loop Monday afternoon, according to a newly issued alert from Chicago Police.

04/21/2015

Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

Cloud Over Chicago Schools Boss Reflects Larger Ethical Problems, Union Says

Barbara Byrd Bennett’s salary from CPS hasn’t been her only source of income, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

04/16/2015

Jared Milrad (left) and Nate Johnson (right) in Hillary Clinton's presidential announcement video. (Source: Youtube)

Same-Sex Couple Featured In Hillary Clinton Video Invites Her To Their Wedding

Hillary Clinton’s campaign trail may take a summer turn towards Chicago if one couple’s offer is accepted. They were surprised to see themselves in her campaign launch video.

04/14/2015

The new bacon-and-avocado grilled cheese at U.S. Cellular Field. (CBS)

Changes Afoot At U.S. Cellular Field — Especially On The Menu

All of the focus has been on the Wrigley Field revamp. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov has a preview of new offerings at The Cell.

04/02/2015

Robert Blagojevich, the brother of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, speaks to the media after Rod's defense rested their case at the trial July 21, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich faces charges related to his work as a fundraiser for the former governor. His brother has been charged with corruption including accusations of trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama after Obama's November 2008 election.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Robert Blagojevich ‘Was Angry’ At Rod During Trial, But Blames Feds For ‘Very Stressful’ Ordeal

Robert Blagojevich said he has written to his brother in prison, and even tried to visit the former governor as he serves his 14-year sentence in Colorado, but Rod Blagojevich has refused to see his older brother, or respond to written letters. Though the two remain estranged, Robert said he hopes to reconnect with his brother.

04/01/2015

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Latest Concern For Dog Owners: Canine Influenza

It’s reaching epidemic proportions, area veterinarians say. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/30/2015

Thieves stole packages from the lobby of this Albany Park condominium building at least three times. (Credit: CBS)

Thieves Steal Packages From Albany Park Condo Building At Least Three Times

A group of Northwest Side residents was fed up and frustrated, after mail thieves struck their condo building at least three times. Now they’re hoping security footage helps catch the culprits.

03/30/2015

Megan Esselman could be among kids cut from an early-intervention program financed by the state of Illinois. (CBS)

State Budget Cut Would Boot More Than 10,000 Kids From Early-Intervention Program

That’s the fallout from one of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans to save money, opponents say. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/12/2015

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Vets Seeing Uptick In Kennel Cough Among Chicago Area Dogs

Veterinarians citywide say they’ve seen a spike in kennel cough cases and one or two boarding facilities may be the source.

03/10/2015

Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Willis Tower Up For Sale

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov takes a look at what you get for all that cash.

03/04/2015

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