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.

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson discusses his $1 million donation to his own campaign fund. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Wilson: I’ll Vote For Garcia But May Endorse Emanuel

It’s a somewhat confusing stance from a man whose support would be welcomed by either Chicago mayoral candidate. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/01/2015

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Opponents Of Standardized Test Say State Is Bullying School Districts

There is a new standardized test coming to Illinois schools on March 9, but some parents don’t want their kids to take it. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

02/26/2015

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's wife, Evelyn. (Credit: CBS)

Chuy Garcia’s Wife Urged Him To Run For Mayor

Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is acting like a winner the day after securing the chance to take on Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April runoff election.

02/25/2015

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Ward 23 Challenger Says Things Have Gotten Racial In Aldermanic Contest

Some campaign literature supporting incumbent Mike Zalewski says one of his challengers supports Section 8 housing.

02/23/2015

Owners of Moose the dog tested the mutt's DNA in hopes of finding out his canine heritage. (CBS)

Doggie DNA Tests May Help Identify Your Mutt’s Background

CBS 2 tried two different brands on five dogs and got some surprising results, Dana Kozlov reports.

02/20/2015

Chicago Police Officer Bill Dougherty prepares for a hockey game against the FBI. (CBS)

FBI Squares Off Against Chicago Police To Raise ‘Honor Flight’ Funds

A hockey match next weekend will help raise money to send World War II veterans to the monument that honors them in Washington, D.C.

02/20/2015

Sunday is the final day to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. (Credit: CBS)

Deadline Looming For Affordable Care Act Sign Up

It’s down to the wire now for people who don’t yet have medical insurance. The deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act is midnight and those without insurance could face penalties.

02/15/2015

The 'Flex', an 'electronic coach', by Fitbit is presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on February 24, 2014. The Mobile World Congress runs from the 24 to 27 February where participants and visitors alike can attend conferences, network, discover cutting-edge products and technologies at among the 1,700 exhibitors as well as seek industry opportunities and make deals. AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Medical Pilot Program Uses ‘Fitbits’ To Monitor Patients

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports wrist-fastened devices are not just for exercise anymore.

02/05/2015

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

What’s Next For Illinois Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?

Illinois could be just a few months away from seeing the first medical marijuana dispensary open its doors, but there are still hurdles ahead for those on the state’s new license list.

02/03/2015

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Scammers ‘Hijack’ Real-Estate Listings, Trick Would-Be Renters Into Sending Money

Some of the ads on local websites are phony, with pirated home details. It’s already cost some victims thousands of dollars. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/29/2015

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Doctors Stress Importance Of Measles Vaccine While Some Parents Resist

The measles outbreak has hit Illinois, with one confirmed case. Despite what some may think, doctors say measles can be dangerous, so now, is a good time to protect yourself.

01/28/2015

Chicago Police Officer Wadell Hardy saved a 58-year-old man from Lake Michigan after the man jumped into the icy water at Oak Street Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Police Officer Rescues Man From Lake Michigan At Oak Street

Near North District Officer Wadell Hardy, a 22-year veteran of the CPD, was the first to arrive, and found the victim struggling in the icy water. He admitted he was afraid the ice beneath him would give way, but he knew he couldn’t let the man drown.

01/19/2015

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Barrington Schools Explore Idea Of Later Start Time For Some Students

The District 220 Board of Education agreed to study the idea this week, which could online lessons at home for students. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/15/2015

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Home Health Workers A Lifeline To Elderly During Cold Snap

Cindy Uribe is a home health care nurse from Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. On Thursday, she was checking on 82-year-old Jack Gallo, one of her regular patients.

01/08/2015

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Despite Frigid Temps, Some People Still Need To Work Outside

Some people have no choice, but to be out in the cold. They have to work in this bitter blast.

01/07/2015

A load of salt is dumped into an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow, in preparation for Tuesday's snowstorm. (Credit: CBS)

Not Everyone Pleased By Lack Of Snow

Not nearly a white Christmas, and now a snow-less New Year’s Eve. It is fine for some, but not everyone.

12/31/2014

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Police Upset Over Social Media Posts That Target Officers

Is it free speech or a threat? Some current and former police officers are outraged about pages on one social media site that seem to encourage the killing of officers.

12/24/2014

The revamped Damen Blue Line stop and its new address--1588 N. Damen Ave. (CBS)

CTA Gives Blue Line Station An Address That Seems Impossible

Can a building between 1552 and 1560 North Damen Ave. really be assigned an address of 1588? The CTA has made it happen, for better or worse. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

12/22/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Lakeview Residents Try To Block Proposed Marijuana Dispensary

Petition-gatherers say they don’t oppose newly legalized medical marijuana, but they don’t think their block is an appropriate place to buy it. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

12/11/2014

Passengers outside the United Terminal at O'Hare Airport. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Thanksgiving Travelers Get Out Of Town Ahead Of East Coast Storm

Several major airlines say you might want to skip flying tomorrow, if you’re heading east. In fact, they’ll let you change plans without penalty.

11/25/2014

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