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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In Chicago, Staying In Your Lane Can Be Challenging, Maybe Impossible

Many streets around Chicago seem to be lineless. Either there are none painted at all or they are so faded they might as well not be there. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

08/31/2015

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Plainfield Marks 25 Years After The Tornado

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez pays a visit to the southwest suburb.

08/28/2015

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Photographer Putting Faces To Illinois Foster Kids

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has more on a “Heart Gallery” and the photographer’s labor of love.

08/25/2015

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Panel Could Pull License Of Lawyer Accused Of Shakedowns

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez recently reported about shakedown claims made against lawyer John L. Steele. Now, a state panel is investigating whether the same professional sought “settlements” from people for downloading porn.

08/24/2015

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Is Lawyer Fighting For People With Disabilities, Or Just Generating Cash Settlements?

One defendant offers an answer. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

08/13/2015

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Superintendent, Assistant Of Niles School District Placed On Paid Leave

At Monday night’s board meeting, it was announced that the superintendent and assistant superintendent are out, a bombshell considering the district’s 4,800 students returned to school Tuesday.

08/11/2015

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Chicago’s Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect Saturday

They won’t all disappear, but as CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, supporters of the ban hope you’ll start carrying your own reusable bags.

07/29/2015

An animal found living with a squatter in a coach house in Steger undergoes surgery. (Credit: CBS)

Vets Working To Save Dogs Found In Steger Coach House

One dog has died, and CBS 2 has been told two more are beyond help. The animals were discovered last Friday, but the surgeries and other treatments continue today.

07/28/2015

These two animals were among the dozens rescued from a hoarding situation in Steger. (CBS)

Buyer Finds ‘Little House Of Horrors’ — Abused Animals, Human Squatter — In Coach House

Even animal rescuers say it’s one of the worst things they’ve ever seen. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/27/2015

Got a ticket? One Grateful Dead fan hopes so, near Soldier Field. (CBS)

Diehard Dead Heads Gather In Chicago For Band’s Final Shows

Tie dye everywhere. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/03/2015

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Doctors Warn Laundry Pods A Hazard For Children

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports pods are popular because they’re more convenient than the liquid detergent we grew up with, but also, more concentrated and much more toxic.

07/01/2015

Country music fans at the Lake Shake Festival at Northerly Island. (Credit: CBS)

Festival-Goers Enjoy Weather On First Day Of Summer

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports once the gates opened Sunday morning, country music fans raced for the best seats at the Lake Shake Festival. .

06/21/2015

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Chicago’s Disney School Uses Standard Tests To Customize Student Lessons

Like them or not, standardized tests are a fact of life for Chicago public school students, but one Chicago elementary school has found an innovative way to put all that data to good use, thanks to a new classroom tool.

06/12/2015

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Think You’re A Big Chicago Hockey Fan? Meet ‘Blackhawk Bob’

Skokie’s Bob Gertenrich has attended every home game since 1966. That is 2,261 games by his count, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

06/08/2015

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Bloomingdale Trail Set To Open This Weekend

Today it’s an empty trail connecting four Chicago neighborhoods from Humboldt Park to Bucktown. But, that changes in a big way on Saturday when the 606 will be filled with bicycles, joggers, dog walkers and kids.

06/02/2015

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Naperville Pet Owners On Alert After Coyote Sightings

Naperville Animal Control says despite all the sightings there are only a few coyotes. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

05/29/2015

Owners of Spot say he was shocked by a light post in Humboldt Park earlier this week. (CBS)

Dog Owner Says Pet Was Shocked By Electrical Current At Humboldt Park

(CBS) – A Chicago couple believes their dog was shocked by electrical current near a wet light post in Humboldt Park. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports. The beautiful weather at Humboldt Park on Thursday attracted […]

05/28/2015

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Park District Crews Working To Remove Needles From Douglas Park

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez returned to Douglas Park and found more needles, but also saw Park District crews working to pick them up.

05/26/2015

Needles are discovered at Chicago's Douglas Park. (CBS)

New Riot Fest Site May Have A Problem: Used Heroin Needles

A viewer said Douglas Park is littered with used hypodermic needles. And sure enough, that’s just what CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez found.

05/21/2015

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Activists Protest Budget Cuts Outside Gov. Rauner’s Home

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports protesters are ready to spend the night outside Rauner’s condo inside a Lakeshore East high rise.

05/13/2015

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