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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.

John and Karen Davidson. (Credit: CBS)

Study Shows More Women Than Ever Are Family Breadwinners

More women than ever are CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, 21 in all and in every day households more women than ever are bringing home bigger paychecks than their husbands.

09/25/2013

Peter Rundo (Credit:  Will County Sheriff's office)

Anti-Heroin Advocate Arrested For Dealing

He’s a recovering heroin addict who tried to turn his life around, was a member of a heroin support group and spoke out against heroin on CBS’ 48 hours. But he’s in big trouble with the law for allegedly trying to sell it to a police officer.

09/24/2013

Scholl Hall at Benedictine University. (CBS)

Police Investigate Alleged Sex Assaults On West Suburban College Campus

Police say one of the women victims is a Benedictine University student, and the other is a friend. Both are in their late teens.

09/23/2013

A Jewel in South Loop. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Speaks Out For First Time After Assault That Left Her In Coma

The man accused of beating Jen Hall is in jail again, this time for going after a woman on Monday at the same store. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov talked with Hall today.

07/10/2013

Footage from Willie Leigh's  security camera just before it was cut.

Security Camera Cut Days Before Woman Found Stabbed To Death

A neighborhood security camera line was cut just days before a Chicago woman is found murdered. Could it be a clue in the case?

07/08/2013

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing on July 6, 2013. Two people were killed and at least 182 others were injured.  (Photo credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Aviation Expert: San Francisco Crash Likely Result Of Pilot Error

A local aviation expert said he believes the fiery San Francisco plane crash that killed two people and injured dozens more was likely the result of pilot error.

CBS 2–07/08/2013

Dave Thomas. (Credit: CBS)

Hawks Fan Suffers Heart Attack Hours After Game 3 Loss

The quest for the Stanley Cup has some Blackhawks fans joking, “I think I’m going to have a heart attack.” But for one Oswego fan, that actually happened.

06/20/2013

The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago. (CBS)

Are Chicagoans Tourist-Friendly?

Tourists flock to Paris, but apparently the French aren’t always so friendly. They’re so rude a guide was written in part to teach them to be nicer. That got CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov thinking: How do we treat our tourists here in Chicago?

06/19/2013

The Blackhawks logo. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Fans Observe Superstitious Rituals

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports Blackhawks fans follow their own unique habits –- or superstitions — in hopes of helping their team.

06/17/2013

Blair Holt and Hadiya Pendleton (Photos supplied to CBS)

Holt, Pendleton Families Mark Slain Teens’ Birthdays

Two families and groups of friends, two tragedies, but one goal. The families of Blair Holt — shot dead on a CTA bus six years ago at age 16 — and 15 year old Hadiya Pendleton — murdered not six months ago — held respective birthday celebrations for their lost loved ones.

CBS 2–06/03/2013

A tree down on the 9500 block of Hoyne Avenue in Beverly. (Credit Jim Taylor)

Storms Roll Through Chicago Area Knocking Down Trees, Starting Fire

Fast and furious. That’s how people described the storm that ripped through the area – taking down trees and sparking a fire in Schererville, Indiana.

05/30/2013

City workers clean up falling concrete on lower Lake Shore Drive Monday. (CBS)

Concrete Falls Again Onto Lake Shore Drive

(CBS)  — Big chunks of concrete crumbled Monday onto lower Lake Shore Drive, hitting and injuring a woman on the sidewalk below. The latest incident happened just north of Randolph, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports. [...]

05/13/2013

The Sears store in the Grand Crossing neighborhood is closing. (CBS)

Grand Crossing Neighborhood Fears Blight With Sears Closing

The original “Sears tower” can’t be missed from the Skyway, and below it sits the 90-year-old Sears store – a fixture in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. But it’s soon to be gone, CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/06/2013

Cynthia Rodriguez committed suicide after being bullied on Facebook, her family says. (CBS)

Northwest Suburbs Grappling With Teen Suicides

It’s become a crisis in the far northwest suburbs: teen after teen taking their own lives. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/02/2013

Longtime Chicago business Davies Supply is folding after nearly 140 years. (CBS)

After 136 Years, Family-Owned Business Closing In Chicago

Peter Strasenburgh is the fifth-generation president of his family’s 136-year-old business, Davies Supply Co. He’s also the one overseeing its end. CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports.

04/25/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Extra Security For Weekend Race, Cubs Games After Boston Bombings

In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Chicago Area Runners Association was honoring their Boston colleagues with a Unity Run on Tuesday. The run, starting at Foster Avenue beach, was not getting any special security attention, but other sporting events in Chicago over the next few days will.

CBS 2–04/16/2013

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Teachers Union Bus Tour Puts Spotlight On Impact Of School Closings

Singing the civil rights anthem “Woke Up This Morning,” Congressman Bobby Rush called it “The Freedom Bus.”

CBS Chicago–04/04/2013

Little Jordyn appears healthy Sunday, a day after two officers rushed her to the hospital amid downtown crowds. (CBS)

Cops Rush Sick Baby To Hospital Amid St. Patrick’s Day Crowds

CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports on a dramatic rescue involving a hotel doorman and two police officers that may have saved a sick baby girl’s life.

03/17/2013

A Kohl's parking lot in Tinley Park. (Credit: CBS)

Key Fobs Mysteriously Being Disabled In Suburban Parking Lot

Something strange is happening in a Tinley Park strip mall lot. It’s left investigators puzzled and dozens of people without a working car.

03/12/2013

Emory Diaz-Sepulveda (family handout)

Car-Into-Pond Accident Claims Life Of Young Mother

Emory Diaz-Sepulveda was mother to a 3 ½-month-old baby named Roy. He’ll never know his mom now, after the accident off Interstate 88 in Aurora. CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/10/2013

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