Reporter Roseanne Tellez, who joined CBS 2 Chicago in 2004, has been a fixture in Illinois news since the 90s.
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.
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.
Prosecutors said Gary Solomon pocketed more than $5 million at the expense of school kids.
Illinois State Police reminded citizens to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. “If you see something, say something.”
The conservation push comes as officials get ready to open a massive wastewater reservoir, which also will help prevent flooding. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
Fifty-five-year-old Michelle Robey, who lunged at police with a knife in the North Center neighborhood, had significant mental health problems. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
Juan Thompson, 31, had media internships in Chicago. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has an update.
Residents, construction crews and Red Cross workers in a small Illinois village are dealing with the aftermath of a powerful tornado.
It’s a familiar story, and once again, Superintendent Eddie Johnson was pleading for help, asking lawmakers to stiffen penalties for repeat gun offenders. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
Can some tried-and-true expressions, such as “Good job!,” be overused when rearing children? CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
The vaccine is a good match for this year’s virus, but no longer offering the flu mist option may be keeping some parents away.
Dozens of sick dogs at The Anti-Cruelty Society have caused the organization’s adoption shelter to close.
Family and friends rally around the 12-year-old as he recovers from being severely beaten by another student at Kenyon Woods Middle School.
Since 2013, hundreds of Chicago firefighters have breathed into masks as part of a study. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
One of Dr. Paterno’s tweets read: “Alas, the 300 million pound Women March provides a strong argument for doing away with women’s suffrage.”
Donald Trump opened a campaign office early on in Griffith, Ind. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez talks with some Trump supporters there.
Chicago police say an off-duty officer fired back at a group of men who fired at him first on Sunday night in the Albany Park neighborhood.
Community activists passed out flyers Wednesday in hopes it will lead to information about Joanna Wright, 33.
“Pet Fooled,” a new documentary showing in Chicago on Tuesday night, blasts the top-selling pet foods as being unhealthy for your dog or cat.
There were some heartwarming stories of medical miracles and uplifting generosity. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
Some private driving schools teach it already: what to do when you’re stopped by police. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
The driver in the surveillance tape worked for a company making deliveries for GrubHub customers. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.