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.

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.


Undercover Officers Involved In South Shore Shooting

The incident involved Chicago Police officers on undercover surveillance.


Chicago Nurse Disappears In Hawaii

Kelly Mrowinski was swept away by rising waters, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Lawmaker: Ban Tackle Football For Kids 12 And Under

“There’s a magical period of brain development that happens in your child between eight and twelve. It’s a terrible time to be hitting them in the head over and over again.”


Healthcare Provider Sees Record Flu Numbers

Doctors say people are getting sicker faster, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


ComEd Promises Manpower For Puerto Rico

ComEd and Exelon say they will send workers, but the logistics are a huge challenge.


Marchers Protest Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

The chant from the crowd is ‘Jerusalem is our capital and this is not acceptable’ from the Palestinian groups. 


More Than 300 Cook County Workers Laid Off

It’s the cost of repealing an unpopular sweetened beverage tax, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Cop Who Shot At Stolen Car Full Of Teens Gets 5 Years

Marco Proano fired 16 shots at a stolen car with the teens inside at 95th and LaSalle in December 2013; two occupants were wounded.


Man Sentenced To 68 Years For Willowbrook Home Invasion, Rape

68 years. That’s the sentence given today for man accused in a brutal sexual assault at a Willowbrook two years ago.


Legislation May End Sexual Harassment Statute Of Limitations

Some lawmakers are vowing not to let Denise Rotheimerher fall victim to a flawed system. 


Delivery Driver Talks About Being Carjacked in Streeterville

A delivery driver tells his story of being carjacked in busy Streeterville.


How To Handle Sadness, Grief After Las Vegas Shooting: Experts

The shooting scene is hundreds of miles away, but the aftermath is also felt here in Chicago.


Smart Home Security Systems: Your Eyes When You’re Away

There are plenty of do-it-yourself systems if you have Wifi and a smart phone. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez checks out some of the options.


Archdiocese Halts St. Matthias School Expansion

Some parishioners and school parents are baffled, after $600,000 had been raised.


Critics Call For New Probe Into Toddler’s Death

Activists gathered Thursday outside the Will County courthouse calling for an outside inquiry into the death of 16-month-old Semaj Crosby.


Mom Of 6 Seeks Sanctuary In Chicago Church To Avoid Deportation

After 15 years of seeking U.S. citizenship, Francisca Lino is out of options, save one: sanctuary. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Lake County, Indiana Sheriff Denies Taking Bribes

When Sheriff Buncich was asked if tow drivers could pay to get on the county tow list, he was emphatic, saying absolutely not. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Democrat Pritzker Taps Runningmate For Governor’s Race

That’s of course if billionaire J.B. Pritzker wins the Democratic nomination for governor. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Victim Recounts Concert Stabbing At Northerly Island

“I looked down, and I was like, ‘I think I might have gotten stabbed,’ and my son’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re bleeding,” says one victim injured Tuesday night at Northerly Island.



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