Erin Kennedy

erin kennedy2 Erin KennedyErin Kennedy is co-anchor of CBS 2 Chicago’s weekday morning (4:30-7:00 a.m.) newscasts.

Since December 2011, Kennedy has worked as an anchor/reporter for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was the station’s lead anchor/reporter for its coverage of the Cleveland kidnapping victims.

Also while at WKYC, Kennedy and her colleagues won an Emmy and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for their coverage of the Chardon School shooting.

Kennedy joined WKYC-TV after working as an anchor/reporter at WPRI and WNAC-TV in Providence, Rhode Island from 2005-11.

She started as a weekend evening anchor, and in 2006 was promoted to anchor/reporter for the stations’ weeknight evening newscasts. Additionally, she was WPRI-TV’s webcast producer and anchor – Webcast en Español – an online newscast in Spanish.

Kennedy began her career in 2003 as a weekend anchor/reporter for KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas.

After six months on the job, she was promoted to weekday anchor/reporter at the station and anchored its two-and-a-half-hour weekday morning newscast and guest co-hosted the Spanish language show, Si Se Puede.

Kennedy graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

A member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, she has reported from Mexico and done extensive reporting on immigration and the drug trade.

Kennedy, who has family in the Chicago area, and her husband, Matthew, celebrated the birth of their first child, Elliot, earlier this year.

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Could Pink Pill Help Women With Low Sex Drives?

It’s been in the works for years: a pill to help women with low sex drives. Women who’ve tested it love it. So, why hasn’t it been approved? CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy explores the controversy.

05/13/2015

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‘Radio Shopping Show’ May Be The Best Kept Secret To Get Good Deals

CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy takes a spin on the AM dial.

04/24/2015

CBS 2's Erin Kennedy talks with three LGBTQ youth battling homelessness. (Credit: CBS)

For LGBTQ Homeless, Life Is Extra Complicated

They walk for hours, ride the train all night and sometimes sleep in alleys or abandoned buildings.

03/29/2015

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Safety Advocate: Powerful Antibiotics Being Overprescribed

Millions of people are being given powerful antibiotics to treat common infections. Now, as Erin Kennedy reports, one safety advocate is warning that this may be overkill and wants the FDA to do something about it.

03/11/2015

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Are Women Better Than Men At Fighting Off Flu?

As CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports, the next time a guy you know gets the flu, you may want to show him a little more sympathy.

01/21/2015

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Man-Made Diamonds Look Real, Cost Much Less

As CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports, there are advantages to the man-made stones, but there’s also controversy.

01/07/2015

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Some Employers Now Paying For Egg Freezing Procedure

More women could have the option of freezing their eggs to use later. It’s an expensive process, but as CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports, some employers are now paying for it.

11/12/2014

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Retail ‘Snap Apps’ Offering Consumers Instant Buying Power

Have you ever seen something in a magazine you just have to have, right now? CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy shows you a few apps that promise to make shopping a whole lot easier.

10/16/2014

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When Does One Glass Of Wine Become One Glass Too Many?

It’s the way many women relax at the end of a busy day: having a nice glass of wine. But, when does when one glass become one glass too many?

10/08/2014

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Expert Reveals Biggest Concern About Youngsters And Social Media

CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy speaks with an expert who says parents may be missing the biggest concern facing teens and preteens today.

09/22/2014

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It’s A Smart Device — And A Piece Of Clothing

CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy tells us what the new high-tech wearables will do for us.

09/11/2014

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Chemical-Marker Spray Being Touted As Anti-Burglary Solution

Some police agencies have a new weapon to keep people and their property safe and secure. But will the evidence hold up in court? CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports.

08/11/2014