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.

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. 

12/07/2017

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.

11/21/2017

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.

11/20/2017

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.

11/09/2017

Legislation May End Sexual Harassment Statute Of Limitations

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

11/03/2017

Delivery Driver Talks About Being Carjacked in Streeterville

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

10/13/2017

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.

10/02/2017

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.

09/26/2017

Archdiocese Halts St. Matthias School Expansion

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

09/20/2017

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.

09/07/2017

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.

08/23/2017

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.

08/17/2017

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.

08/10/2017

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.

08/09/2017

Positively Chicago: A ‘Lil’ Somethin’

That’s the name of a volunteer group that brings lunches and other items to Chicago’s homeless. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

08/04/2017

Coffee Shop Serves Up Empathy, With ‘Dyslexia Cafe’

Something was amiss at Heritage Outpost Coffee this morning, where it was almost impossible to read the writing on the wall.

07/28/2017

Passengers Fled Burning Jet, Without Waiting For OK: Report

Panicked passengers pleaded to get off a jet after it caught fire at O’Hare last October.

07/06/2017

Police Dog Dies From Heat Exposure

Drago the police dog’s career ended tragically, after three years, in a hot vehicle in a parking lot in Oak Forest.

06/30/2017

Positively Chicago: Women Who Weld

A Chicago area program helps train women for industrial jobs more commonly associated with men. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez.

06/23/2017

Positively Chicago: Redemption Through Running

Some are doctors, some are accountants, and some are homeless. But on the streets of Chicago in the early-morning hours, they are all simply runners.

06/09/2017

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