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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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Chicago Skyline Big Draw For Tight Rope Walker Nik Wallenda

50 feet up or 500 feet up, the king of the high-wire says what’s the difference. That as Nik Wallenda prepares to walk a tightrope about 500 feet above the Chicago River this fall.

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Website, Photos Helping Feds Capture Bank Robbery Suspects

(CBS) – The Bully Bandit. The Hooded Bandit. Those nicknames — along with a BanditTracker website — are playing an increasingly big role in nabbing bank robbery suspects. Garrett Croon, FBI’s bank robbery coordinator, describes [...]

09/11/2014

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Study Shows Treatment In Infants Reduces Symptoms Of Autism

(CBS) — There is new hope in the fight against autism and it starts before a child is even diagnosed. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports on the results of a very small study with big [...]

09/09/2014

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Handful Of Seniors Head Back To School For Final Year At Dyett High School

At one Chicago public high school, there was no stampede when the bell rang today and no line at the door. In fact, there were only 12 students.

09/02/2014

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This Year’s Bumper Crop: Rabbits

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez looks into why these creatures are multiplying like … well, rabbits.

08/28/2014

A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed at a press conference about a new community prevention program for heroin overdoses in which New York police officers will carry kits of Naloxone, on May 27, 2014 in New York City. The New York Police Department is being provided 19,500 kits for officers; the program will begin after officers receive training. The Naloxone is administered nasally. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Father Becomes Advocate For Heroin-Reversal Drug

Twenty-year-old Nick Ryan of Naperville overdosed last Friday. His father says a new drug could have prevented Nick’s death. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

08/07/2014

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Students From CHA Celebrate Going Off To College

It can be a tough road from Chicago’s public housing, to college, but it’s doable. On Wednesday, some 100 college-bound students who live in CHA got a heck of a send-off.

08/06/2014

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Heart Recipient Meets Donor’s Family

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez was there when a Great Lakes woman reunited with the family of her organ donor in north suburban Libertyville.

08/04/2014

This picture taken on July 20, 2014 shows workers producing food at the Shanghai Husi Food Co., a factory of US food provider OSI Group, in Shanghai. Shanghai city officials have shut a Shanghai Husi factory of US food provider OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald's and KFC, authorities said on July 21 in China's latest food safety scandal. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Aurora Company Apologizes For Meat Scandal In China

OSI is headquartered in Aurora and has facilities throughout the city, suburbs and even into southern Wisconsin, a total of nine locations in five different towns. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/21/2014

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Trend Has Coffee Drinkers Putting Butter In Their Cup Of Joe

Putting butter in your coffee sounds weird, but it is a popular trend.

07/13/2014

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Bicycling Is Popular — Helmets, Not As Much

Helmets can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 87 percent. But by some estimates only a quarter of all cyclists wear them. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/11/2014

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Illinois Adoptees Receiving Original Birth Certificates Thanks To New Law

In this Original Report, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez shares one woman’s emotional journey- and efforts to expand adoption laws.

07/08/2014

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Construction Crews Blamed For Flooding Along Trail Site

Remember the storms last Monday? Some people on a stretch of Bloomindale say they’re still cleaning up because of someone else’s mistake. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/07/2014

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Mass Exodus Expected Over Holiday Weekend

Forty-one million people are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home, according to AAA Chicago Motor Club. Eight of 10 of them will be by car. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/03/2014

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Rauner Hit Again With Allegations He Leaned On Elite CPS School To Accept Daughter

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has maintained he didn’t use his money or influence to get a daughter into Walter Payton College Prep in 2008.

06/26/2014

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Study: 3D Mammography Increases Breast Cancer Detection

A new study shows that 3D mammography can find more cancer, with fewer false positives, reports CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez.

06/24/2014

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Daughter Of Illinois Senate Republican Leader Dies

Lisa Radogno injured her arm and leg in a hit-and-run in Washington back in May. It’s believed that could be what triggered a blood clot that claimed her life Wednesday night.

06/19/2014

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Expert: Mosquito Population Rising Due To Warm Weather, Rain

The good news: the mosquitos collected so far this year are disease-free.

06/04/2014

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Condo Residents: State Wetlands Project Has Caused Flooding

These aren’t the wetlands the North Chicago residents imagined: cars under water, condominiums flooded and a major mess to clean up after storms May 13. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

05/30/2014

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Chicago Director Making Maya Angelou Documentary

Maya Angelou is such a national treasure, that when a local film maker began looking for films about her a couple years back, he was stunned to find there weren’t any. That’s about to change.

05/28/2014

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