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.

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

P.J. Newberg (CBS)

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

Crystal Lake Police (Credit: Crystallake.org)

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

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

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