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.

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20 Years Later, Friend Of Missing Rachel Mellon Still Hoping For Closure

Rachel Mellon was thirteen years old when she simply vanished from her south suburban home. That was twenty years ago this week. The case is still considered active by police.

01/26/2016

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18-Year-Old Missing Man Found Safe

An 18-year-old Chicago man who was reported missing after he went out to make a couple, routine deliveries on Monday has now been found and is safe, Chicago police said.

01/19/2016

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Repeat Offender’s Trail Of Domestic Violence Leads To Chicago

Travis Holcomb sits in a Cook County jail cell, after a string of arrests across the country. Will he stay there? CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/11/2016

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Three Men Shot — One Fatally — On North Side, Near Mayor’s Residence

Emergency crews responded at 7:33 p.m. to the shooting of three males in the 1900 block of West Belle Plaine, according to Chicago Police.

01/08/2016

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City Calls For Demolition Of Building Next To Warehouse Where Firefighter Died

City attorneys order not one, but two buildings demolished after a Chicago firefighter died in one last month.

01/06/2016

Wheelchair user Julie Falco talks with CBS 2's Dana Kozlov. (CBS)

Woman Gets City Hall Runaround After Her Handicapped Parking Signs Are Stolen

Wheelchair user Julie Falco waits — and waits — to get her parking space back. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/04/2016

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Attorney For Bettie Jones’ Family Calls New CPD Policy “Too Little, Too Late”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and interim Police Superintendent John Escalante announced new policing tactics after two people were killed by Chicago Police last weekend.

12/30/2015

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Military Mom Reunited With Her Family This Christmas

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov takes us to a holiday homecoming.

12/26/2015

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Chicagoans Out Enjoying Warm December Weather

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports the guys at one Christmas tree say the warm month has been good for business, and they’re not alone.

12/22/2015

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Syrian Refugees Grateful For New Opportunity In Chicago

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov spoke to a Syrian refugee family in Chicago, who thanks America for their new home.

11/17/2015

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Englewood Artist Planning Gallery To Share His Passion With Community

He works as a security guard at night to pay the bills, but Jimmy Williams’ real passion is art, and he has one purpose right now: to bring more of it to Chicago’s embattled Englewood neighborhood.

11/16/2015

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Lincoln Square Smoke Shop Under Fire For Being Near Schools

When store logo for Mr. Nice Guy went up this week, so did some parental red flags. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

11/12/2015

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Car’s Sunroof Shatters On Drive Through Suburban Construction Zone

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains how it happened in this Original Report.

11/10/2015

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Obama’s Speech To Police Chiefs Hits Home For Some Chicagoans

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov talked with people on the South Side, where the words about gun violence often ring the loudest.

10/27/2015

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Reward Of $5,000 Offered To Help Solve Fatal Hit-And-Run In Niles

Niles police say Tadeusz Dec was crossing Golf Road near Greenwood Avenue just before 11 p.m. on Sept. 17, when the driver of this White Toyota 4Runner hit him, leaving behind pieces of its left turn signal and marker.

10/26/2015

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“Rookie Of The Year” Actor In Chicago To Cheer On Cubs

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov spoke with actor Thomas Ian Nicholas.

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Englewood Women’s Shelter, Apartment Homes In Danger Of Closing

An apartment building for women and children in need in Englewood has fallen on hard times, and is in danger of closing, because it can’t pay its bills.

10/19/2015

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Two Chicago Cops At Center Of Teen-Exploitation Investigation: Source

Police supervisors were alerted to the possibility these officers were engaged in pornography, a source tells CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.

10/15/2015

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Cubs Fans Not Waiting To Snap Up NLCS Tickets

The Cubs won’t be back at Wrigley Field for almost a week, so, not surprisingly, fans are trying to go to them.

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Maywood Park Runs Its Course

Maywood Park Race Course won’t open next season, and most believe that means it will shut down for good.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2015

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