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.

Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol on September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.  Pope Francis is the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress and will finish his tour of Washington later today before traveling to New York City.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

It Turns Out The Pope Also Met With A Same-Sex Couple In Washington

The news comes as the Vatican is taking heat for an encounter between the popular pontiff and controversial Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, during the pope’s U.S. visit last week.


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IDOT Workers Discover Injured Bald Eagle Along Roadway In Darien

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports the injured bird is recovering at a local wildlife preserve.


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Before Canine Attacks, Owner Tells UPS Driver, ‘Don’t Worry, It’s A Nice Dog’

Jesus Toledo says he owes his life to a hero mail carrier who jumped in to help, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Patrick Kane talks with reporters Friday in South Bend, Ind. (CBS)

Blackhawks Fans Crowd United Center, Even With Cloud Over Patrick Kane

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports big crowds turned out for the annual training camp festival.


Workers construct the new Latin-flavored food hall at Block 37. (CBS)

New Food Destination ‘Latinicity’ Coming To The Loop

The transformation of the third level of Block 37 into a giant Latin-themed food hall is well underway, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Preparations were underway for Riot Fest in Douglas Park, its new home. (CBS)

Volume Grows Louder On Riot Fest Dispute

A hospital’s attempts to shut down this weekend’s music event in Douglas Park continued Monday as organizers pushed back. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


A Chicago street's markings are faded. (CBS)

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.


This file image shows a Crest Hill apartment building hit by the Plainfield tornado in 1990. (CBS)

Plainfield Marks 25 Years After The Tornado

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


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.


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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.


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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.


Niles West High School. (Credit: CBS)

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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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. .



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.


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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.