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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Head Found Two Months Ago In McKinley Park Lagoon Identified As Chicago Woman

A head discovered nearly two months ago in the McKinley Park lagoon on the Southwest Side has been identified as a Chicago woman.

11/16/2016

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Woman Claims DMV Examiner Assaulted Her During Driving Test

A 32-year-old woman claims she was sexually assaulted by a Secretary of State’s employee while taking her road test during a driving exam at a Department of Motor Vehicles branch on the South Side.

11/15/2016

This is one of the city's polling places, which presents a challenge to people with disabilities. (CBS)

For Wheelchair Users, Chicago’s Polling Places Could Use Some Improvement

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports on a team up between Chicago’s election department and a group that advocates for people with disabilities.

11/10/2016

Chicago's Edison Park neighborhood. (CBS)

Chicago Neighborhood Flexes Its Muscle For Trump

Chicago is known for its Democratic base, but quite a few Edison Park residents backed the GOP nominee for president. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

11/09/2016

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Cubs Fans Prove There Is Crying In Baseball

The saying, “there’s no crying in baseball,” from the movie, ‘A League of Their Own’ has not been the case for many Cubs fans.

11/02/2016

Marissa Spitz flies her W flag in Afghanistan. (picture provided to CBS)

Chicago Cubs Fandom A Global Affair

Many North Side enthusiasts are making the trek home from all over the world, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2016

None of the injuries were life threatening, but dozens of inmates are likely to be punished after a lunchroom brawl broke out in the Cook County Jail on Oct. 25. | Cook County Corrections Facility

Video Of Tuesday Night Cook County Jail Brawl Released

None of the injuries were life threatening, but dozens of inmates are likely to be punished.

10/26/2016

Last year, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert tried to reverse the famous curse. "I've already got my 2015 Cubs World Championship shirt," he said on the show. | CBS

Chicago Cubs Always Depicted As Lovable Losers

Some fans think Hollywood may soon need another team to pick on.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2016

Wrigley Field before Game 1 of the NLDS. (Credit: Marty Rosenbaum)

Deceased Cubs Fans Remembered By Families As ‘Angels In The Outfield’

Families who have lost a diehard Cubs fans are considering them “angels in the outfield.”

CBS Chicago–10/18/2016

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Erosion Along Northerly Island Has Closed Part Of Trail

The new $9 million trail opened to great fanfare just one year ago. But Monday, bicyclists and joggers were met by concrete barricades. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

10/17/2016

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Wilmette Personal Trainer Fighting HIV Criminal Charges

A personal trainer faces charges after having unprotected sex with three women, knowing he had HIV.

10/12/2016

A 36-year-old man was fatally shot by Markham police outside the Stadium Club on Oct. 2, 2016. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Markham Club Shuts Down Voluntarily After Series Of Shootings

After a series of shootings, a far South Suburban Markham nightclub is closing its doors voluntarily.

10/11/2016

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Parents Discuss Prevention Methods After Hinsdale South Threat

Police and Hinsdale South High School parents discussed Thursday more things parents can do to prevent situations, such as Wednesdays, to happen.

10/06/2016

A new patch, to fight pain. It's the latest product being rolled out at the states medical marijuana dispensaries. | CBS Chicago

New Medical Marijuana Patch Fights Pain

Experts say it all starts with a conversation with your doctor to find out if you’re eligible for treatment.

10/03/2016

Oliver the dog was almost killed by a disease found on common sidewalks. (CBS)

Chicago Vets Seeing More Cases Of Potentially Fatal Dog Disease

Humans can also be affected if their pets get sick, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

09/22/2016

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City Controlling Rat Problem With Dry Ice

Dry ice will be dumped right in the burrows, where it warms into a gas and suffocates the rats inside.

09/20/2016

A Home Depot store is seen in Silver Spring, Maryland, on March 28. 2013. The US economy grew more strongly than initially thought in the fourth quarter last year but was still moving at a sluggish 0.4 percent annual pace, the Department of Commerce said on March 28. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Evanston Officials Say Home Depot Owes City $15,000

Evanston says the city’s been trying to collect money raised from the sale of yard-waste stickers. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

09/19/2016

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UPS Worker Fighting To Get Pit Bull Put Down After Mauling

A judge gave Diana Sanchez yet another chance to save her pet pit bull, now in custody after a vicious attack.

09/14/2016

Construction in Wrigleyville on Sept. 13, 2016. | CBS 2 Chicago

Wrigleyville Business Owners Concerned With Safety Amid Construction, Possible World Series

Much of Wrigleyville is torn up due to construction, and bar owners are also concerned about safety.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2016

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Emanuel’s Water Tax Plan Clears First Hurdle With Finance Committee Approval

A City Council committee has signed off on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise water and sewer taxes to help shore up the city’s largest employee pension fund.

09/08/2016

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