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.

Ford CEO’s Speech Against Sex Harassment Rings False To Some

CEO Jim Hackett’s appearance in the Chicago region was highly stage-managed, according to women who have spoken out against supervisors.


Need A Home? Maybe The ‘Land Bank’ Can Help

The Cook County Land Bank Authority has helped turn around some 200 properties since 2013. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Mom With Kids In Car Refuses To Give Vehicle To Carjacker

The confrontation was caught on camera at a North Side gas station, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


School Nurse Saves Choking Student

Snack time nearly turned into a tragedy last week at a Bolingbrook school. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Fighting The Battle Against Parkinson’s Disease

“You need some patience, understanding, the will to fight and hope.”


Coach Explains His Side Of Painful Splits Video

The viral video cost Ozell Williams his job. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Man Loses It When Confronted About Leaving Dog At Park

It was a bizarre incident: A man leaves a dog alone at a dog park, as if it’s a doggie daycare facility. Other owners confronted him, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Blind Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Metra Train In Midlothian, Guide Dog Survives

Kelly R. Harris, 54, died after being struck by a Metra train in Midlothian; her guide dog survived.


Aldermen Call For Claypool’s Ouster, Accuse CPS Of Stiffing Special Needs Kids

Calls for Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool to resign or be fired are growing louder, with some coming from city aldermen.


Zion Police Seek Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run

Police released surveillance images on Monday and asked the public for help after a bicyclist was killed over the weekend.


Former Marine Poised To Break World Record

Mike Mendoza is running Ironman 70.3 competitions — lots of them — to help former service members who need help. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Retired Cop Organizes Supply Drive For Hurricane Survivors

“I was a police officer for 40 years. I see there’s people with problems,” Jack Kielczynski says.


Waves Crash Chicago’s Lakefront

The beach hazard is in effect through Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service.


Private West Side School Is Free, Offers Lifetime Lessons

At the Chicago Jesuit Academy in the Austin neighborhood, students are called “mister.” CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Friends Remember Teen Slain On Cicero Basketball Court

Friends say you’d often find 17-year-old Irving Estrada on a neighborhood basketball court, playing the sport he loved.


Joke Or Transgender Slam? Business Seeks ‘Female From Birth’ Job Applicants

A roadside business sign in southwest suburban Lockport is stopping traffic — not in a good way. 


Indiana Sheriff May Testify At His Bribery Trial

Federal prosecutors have played tapes that they say prove John Buncich was on the take. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Brawl Erupts Near Little Leaguers

Monday night, fun at the old ballpark disintegrated into an off-field fight. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


New Soda Tax Brings Confusion, Mistakes

Sparkling, non-sweetened water is supposed to be exempt. But some stores were charging the new sugar tax.


CTA Bus Hit By Gunfire

Police say a man got out of a dark-colored SUV and started shooting. The people he hit were also on foot.




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