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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.

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

Andy's Frozen Custard in Evanston has had a lull in business. (CBS)

Bitter Cold Has Chilling Effect On Some Businesses

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov talks with restaurant operators who are seeing more empty tables.

01/27/2014

Workers load salt into a snowplow in north suburban Lincolnshire. (CBS)

Road-Salt Supply A Concern For One Suburb

In north suburban Lincolnshire, there have been ongoing supply concerns because demand has been unusually high this season. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/20/2014

Michael Jordan. (Credit: Allsport via Getty)

Michael Jordan’s Mother Claims Website Auctioning Off Fake Memorabilia

Michael Jordan is by far Chicago’s favorite basketball star. Some of MJ’s most prized college possessions are up for auction, but are they real?

01/15/2014

A mother and grandmother board an airport shuttle after military families bought them airline tickets. (Credit: CBS)

Military Families Buy Plane Tickets For Grandmother, Mother Trapped In Chicago

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports it is a story of strangers coming to the aid of a mom and grandmother, trapped in Chicago by the nasty conditions.

01/08/2014

Humboldt Park Brian Eaton tries free his car which had froze to the curb. (Credit: CBS)

Snow, Ice Making Chicago Side Streets Treacherous

The cold is making it tough for drivers trying to navigate the roadways. The crunch of snow and now ice on Chicago’s side streets means slow going.

01/06/2014

Stephanie Arnold. (Credit: CBS)

Mother Dies While Delivering Baby — And Lives To Tell About It

Stephanie Arnold was expecting her second child. Instead of joy, Arnold was convinced she was going to die, and she was right. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov has this original report.

12/17/2013

City Hall

What Does State Reform Mean For Chicago’s Pensions?

Now that state lawmakers have taken the tough step of passing state pension reform, what does it mean for Chicago? CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains.

12/04/2013

Shoppers pack Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg for Black Friday shopping on Nov. 25, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Stores Expected To Open Earlier Than Ever On Thanksgiving

If you’re looking for a way to work off that turkey dinner tomorrow – you can shop it off. Many stores will be open early in the evening and some almost all day.

11/27/2013

Deirdre Fennessy helped apprehend a burglary suspect in Bucktown. (CBS)

Bucktown Neighborhood Group Helps Curb Crime

One neighborhood watch group does more than call police. Members catch crooks — all by themselves. Even police say it’s making a difference, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

11/21/2013

Darvell McReynolds is doing well at DePriest Elementary, a welcoming school. (CBS)

The Story Of One Welcoming School: A Work In Progress

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov visited one of the CPS welcoming schools – DePriest Elementary — receiving students from buildings that have closed.

11/14/2013

Brittany Wawrzyniak (Photo supplied to CBS)

Prosecutor: Worth Teen Died Jumping From Car After Buying Pills

An 18-year-old woman from southwest suburban Worth died when she jumped out of the car of an alleged drug dealer, after buying $200 worth of anti-anxiety pills, Cook County prosecutors said Monday.

11/11/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Could Be Boon To Illinois Economy

Big bucks — that’s what this week’s passage of the Illinois same-sex marriage bill may mean for the city and the state. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains.

11/07/2013

Burger King's 'BK Quad Stacker' hamburger with four beef patties, topped with bacon, cheese, sauce, lettuce, pickles and onions is seen August 19, 2009, in Washington, DC. It weighs in with 1010 calories, 70 grams of fat, 30 mg of saturated fat, 3 grams trans fats, 210 mg cholesterol, 34 carbs, 6 grams sugar, 64 grams protein, and 1800 mg sodium. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Days May Be Numbered For Trans Fats

The FDA wants to ban an ingredient in some of your favorite foods, such as microwave popcorn. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on what this might mean to the taste — and healthiness — of what you eat.

11/07/2013

A general view of Chicago Bears offices and workout facilities at Halas Hall. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Host Safety Clinic For Football Moms

Hundreds of Chicago moms are taking their concerns about concussions to the commissioner of the NFL at the home of the Bears.

10/29/2013

Adarius Green (handout)

Family Of Zion Teen Asks For Help Solving His Murder

At the very scene where Adarius Green died, family and friends held a vigil to ask community members: If you know something, say something. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/28/2013

A Chicago traffic scene. (CBS)

LSD Extension Set To Open Sunday

Chicago’s Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein says it will change the face of a parcel of land that used to house the old U.S. Steel Mill.

10/23/2013

Richard Haschke (Highland Fire Dept.)

Highland, Ind. Firefighter Dies In ATV Accident

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. It is still under investigation.

10/21/2013

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