Roseanne Tellez

tellez Roseanne TellezReporter Roseanne Tellez,  who joined CBS 2 Chicago in 2004, has been a fixture in Illinois news since the 90s.

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She also serves as a general assignment reporter for the afternoon newscasts at 5 PM and 6 PM.

She joined the station after 14 years at WGN-TV (1990-2004), the last nine of which she served as news anchor. Previously, Tellez worked at WTLV-TV in Jacksonville, Fla. (1988-90) as a general assignment reporter. Prior to that, she served as an anchor and a general assignment reporter at KQTV in St. Joseph, Missouri.


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Tellez won an Emmy Award while at WGN for her contributions to a half-hour special called “Hero Street,” a program that featured one street in Silvas, Illinois that lost five boys in World War II.

Tellez is originally from the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. She dedicates much of her personal time to supporting the fight against muscular dystrophy, a cause very close to her heart. She hosted the local Muscular Dystrophy Association’s telethons in 2002 and 2003, as well as fundraisers in 2005 and 2006.

She participated in the planning of the Randy Salerno Celebrity Golf Outing in memory of her co-anchor and longtime friend. The event benefited Randy’s alma maters, Crystal Lake South High School and Illinois State University.

Tellez earned her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California. She lives in Chicago with her three children.

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Police said at least eight armed robberies have been reported in North Side neighborhoods during the past week.

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Accused Dixon Shooter Remains in Jail On $2 Million Bond

A Lee County Judge Friday denied a request from the attorney of accused Dixon shooter Matthew Milby’s attorney to reduce his $2 million bond. 

Milby, 19, appeared in court via video from jail to face three charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm. He has been in jail since Thursday, since being released from the hospital for minor injuries he sustained during a shootout with school resource officer Mark Dallas. 

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Laurel Or Yanny? It’s All Perception

A simple question posted on Instagram has everyone moving in to give a listen.

05/16/2018

Police And DCFS Search For Missing Baby Abducted By Biological Mother

A young mother is on the run with her three-month-old baby. Chicago Police say the baby may be in danger and are asking for the public’s help in finding the 24-year-old mother.

05/15/2018

Woman Mauled By Pitbulls Thanks Those Who Saved Her

A South Side community group will honor a Good Samaritan and two police officers.

05/10/2018

CPD Officers Save Disabled Woman From House Fire

Family members came in from Wisconsin and said they are grateful that their loved ones were rescued. Even the family puppy.

05/09/2018

Mob Of Teens Allegedly Responsible For Water Tower Brawl Saturday Night

Police say a mob of teens is responsible for robbing and pushing people on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Saturday night.

05/08/2018

5 Dead, 35 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

Five people were killed, and 35 others were wounded in shootings across the city on what was easily the warmest weekend of the year.

05/07/2018

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Woman Fatally Shot In Homan Square Drive-By Shooting, 4 Others Wounded

A 21-year-old mother was fatally shot four times Wednesday night in Chicago’s Homan Square neighborhood.

05/03/2018

Fighting The Opioid Epidemic At Drop-Off Sites

They are placed into barrels of gasoline where they disintegrate. Lake County expects to collect 13,000 pounds of prescriptions this year.

04/27/2018

Police Involved Shooting In St. Charles

Both the officer and the suspect were taken to a nearby hospital.

04/26/2018

Beach Erosion Could Jeopardize Swim Season

Park district officials in Wilmette point to their shoreline where higher-than-normal water levels could close Langdon Beach.

04/25/2018

Melissa Calusinski is serving a 31-year sentence for murder in the death of 16-month-old Benjamin Kingan in 2009. She is seeking a new trial.

Appeals Court Hears Calusinksi’s Bid For New Trial In Toddler’s Death

Melissa Calusinski’s quest for a new trail in the death of a toddler she was watching at a daycare center in 2009 moved to the Illinois Appellate Court on Wednesday, as her attorneys sought to convince three judges her trial was unfair.

04/18/2018

Cubs Prepare For Cold Temps, Hot Pirates In Home Opener

When you think of baseball at Wrigley Field, you probably don’t imagine snow for the Cubs’ home opener.

04/09/2018

Video Released Of Student Shot By Police

Witnesses describe an angry man marching down Kimbark Street smashing everything in his path.

04/04/2018

Man Stops Home Invasion, Which Was Caught On Tape

Three home invaders are caught on tape and Chicago police are hoping the public can provide clues that lead to an arrest.

04/03/2018

Back 2 School Illinois Supplies Students With Important Tools

The mission of Back 2 School Illinois is to provide those supplies to students in need.

04/01/2018

The Changing Face Of Wrigleyville

The changes up and down Clark and Addison are stunning.

03/29/2018

Woman Dead, Granddaughter Hurt In Attack

A relative believes his 65-year-old sister intervened in a fight between her granddaughter and the granddaughter’s boyfriend.

03/23/2018

Markham Children Found Safe, Father In Custody

Several hours after the mother was shot, the father picked up the children at a relative’s house and he hasn’t been seen since.

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