Roseanne Tellez

tellez Roseanne TellezRoseanne Tellez is the co-anchor of CBS 2 Chicago′s midday News at 11:00 AM. Tellez, who joined CBS 2 Chicago in 2004, has been a fixture on morning news in Illinois since the mid-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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Are Deaths Of Two Students In Rome Somehow Connected?

The murder of a Wisconsin college student in Rome stunned the world, and now a suburban Chicago family wonders whether the death of their son could be connected.

07/05/2016

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U.S. Senate Contenders Duckworth, Kirk Hit July 4th Parades

The contest between Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Tammy Duckworth is considered the nation’s top Senate race to watch.

07/04/2016

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Chicago Road Project Adjusted To Avoid Potter’s Field

Thousands of people — the sick, the poor, victims of the Chicago Fire, even Civil War vets — are buried there. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

06/28/2016

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Intruders Harm Goats At Chicago Farm Campus

The break-in occurred at a Chicago high school specializing in agriculture education. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

06/27/2016

National Latino Education Institute Executive Director Elba Aranda-Suh. (CBS)

Chicago Organization Matches Latinos With Good Jobs

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez takes a tour of the National Latino Education Institute.

06/20/2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner talks with CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez. (CBS)

Parents Give Governor, Lawmakers An F For Budget Impasse

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez sat down with Gov. Bruce Rauner, who’s urging the public to pressure legislators.

06/20/2016

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Cook County Jail Forgot About Inmate, Kept Him Months Past Release Date: Suit

Milan James Brown, jailed for a probation violation, was feeling good. Until nobody showed up to release him.

06/16/2016

A policeman stands guard near the Boulevard des Filles-du-Calvaire after an attack November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

Virtual Police Training System Simulates Stress Of Real Active Shooter Call

A report of an active shooter is a call no police officer wants to get.

06/15/2016

The PAWS shelter in Tinley Park has been shut down as at least 35 dogs have confirmed cases of dog flu. (Credit: CBS)

Vets Warn Dog Flu Remains A Threat To Pets

Vets are warning pet owners that the threat of dog flu is not over.

06/08/2016

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Chicago Attorney Accused Of Shaking Businesses Down With ADA Lawsuits

Is John Steele looking out for people with disabilities or cashing in on settlements? CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez catches up with Steele in federal court.

04/21/2016

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Teachers Union Boss To Parents: Think Of Possible Walkout April 1 As ‘Extra Holiday’

Parents are bracing themselves as disgruntled Chicago teachers threaten a “work action” for early next month. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

03/07/2016

One month later, the murder of six Gage Park residents remains unsolved. (CBS)

Chicago Police Leaning Toward Domestic Motive In Gage Park Massacre

One month later, crosses and candles — now covered in snow — mark the loss of six members of one family, in a violent killing spree a Gage Park home. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

03/03/2016

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Retiring Task Force Head George Filenko Has No Regrets About Gliniewicz, Calusinski Investigations

The Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz case captivated the nation and now the man in charge of that investigation, Commander George Filenko, is stepping down in his role as head of Lake County’s Major Crimes Task Force.

03/02/2016

This overpass at Belmont Avenue along Western is soon to be no more. (CBS)

Western Avenue Viaduct To Start Coming Down

Things are going to look drastically different at a major intersection on the North Side, beginning at midnight. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

02/29/2016

Jesse Faris, left; Nicholas Faris, and Brooklyn. (picture provided to CBS)

Blizzard Can’t Stop Organ Transplant At Lurie Children’s Hospital

The question was: Would the family in need of the organ make it to Chicago in time? CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

02/26/2016

CPS instructor Daniel Berry in one of his YouTube videos, discussing the bible. (CBS)

Chicago Teacher Suspended After Ranting YouTube Videos

A Chicago music teacher is suspended after videos surfaced on YouTube that are offensive to Jews, Muslims and individuals who are transgender. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

02/22/2016

Aaren O'Connor (photo provided to CBS)

Authorities Hope Reward Will Help Solve Stray-Bullet Killing

Aaren O’Connor, 25, was shot in the head while she was sitting in her car last week in Pilsen.

02/12/2016

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Family Of Gage Park Murder Victims Preparing Final Goodbye

The father of the youngest victims in the Gage Park killings arrives in Chicago Wednesday night and we’re getting a glimpse of the family’s hometown in Mexico, where some of them will be buried.

02/10/2016

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Chicago Police Arrest Eight Suspects In Counterfeit Ticket Scheme

Chicago Police made a major bust of gang members accused of selling not drugs, but millions of dollars’ worth of phony tickets.

02/09/2016

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Police: Range Of Scenarios Being Considered In Gage Park Massacre

Six members of one family – spanning three generations – were found murdered last week. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

02/08/2016

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