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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U Of C Professor Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

A prominent University of Chicago professor has resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. What’s more, 43-year-old Jason Lieb has faced this kind of trouble before.

02/03/2016

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Gov. Rauner Blasted For Not Allowing More Patients To Tap Medical Marijuana

The Rauner administration recently declined to widen the list of ailments that makes patients eligible for medical marijuana. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

02/01/2016

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Government Panel Recommends Pregnant Women Get Screened For Depression

It’s supposed to be the happiest of times, but for many women, pregnancy can also bring depression. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, now there are new efforts to identify those women and get them help.

01/26/2016

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Chicago Cracks Down On Blue-Bin Recycling Mistakes

If you’ve gotten a sticker on your recyclables container, this is bad. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

01/25/2016

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Calls For Oscar Boycott Sparks Debate On Role Of African Americans In Hollywood

In this Original report, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has more on the snubs, and the slams that have followed the shut out of black actors on Oscar night.

01/19/2016

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Illinois Universities Brace For Financial Doomsday

One of the institutions even bought a Powerball ticket this week, hoping for financial relief. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

01/14/2016

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Video Shows Raid On Hideout Of Mexican Drug Lord “El Chapo”

Dramatic new video released Monday shows the violent raid on the hideout of the Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman that led to the arrest of Chicago’s “Public Enemy Number 1.”

01/11/2016

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New Drug Offers Hope Of Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

It’s the most common fatal childhood disease: Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Now results from a new drug trial are offering families hope, reports CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez.

12/22/2015

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Some Chicagoans Greet Mayor Emanuel’s Speech With Skepticism

Politicians and protesters offered quick reaction to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s speech today. But what did ordinary Chicagoans think about it? CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez went from Hyde Park to Uptown to hear their thoughts.

12/09/2015

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Additional Dashcam Videos Released Of Laquan McDonald Shooting

Four additional dashcam videos released to CBS 2 Wednesday afternoon provide a fuller picture of the Laquan McDonald shooting.

11/25/2015

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City Transportation Boss Defends ‘Modifications’ In Nearly Complete Loop Link Project

Yes, there have been unexpected delays. But CDOT Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld says crews are getting it right.

11/20/2015

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Students Deal With Violence Through Drama

Students at Catalyst Maria Charter High School are back on stage after last year’s final school play was cancelled, because of a shooting outside the school.

11/19/2015

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Left As Baby At Fire Station, Child Is Now Thriving In Loving Home

As CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, 110 babies have been given a second chance since 2001, when a “safe haven” law went into effect.

11/16/2015

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Controversial Approach Calls For Delaying Treatment For Some Forms Of Breast Cancer

As Roseanne Tellez reports, there’s a new approach called watchful waiting.

11/11/2015

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Quell Device A Pill-Free Way To Manage Pain

What if you could wear a device to stimulate your own natural pain relievers? CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez takes a look at how it works.

11/04/2015

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Fox Lake Residents Express Outrage, Disappointment Of Gliniewicz Revelations

In Fox Lake, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports there’s tremendous disappointment and some anger today to hear that a man hailed as a hero, was, according to police, a thief and a liar. But as one man put it, everyone makes mistakes. GI Joe’s story could easily have had a different ending.

11/04/2015

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Sanofi Recalls Injectors Used For Allergic Reactions

For patients suffering life-threatening allergic reactions, an epinephrine injection can be a life-saver.

10/29/2015

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Groom Must Decide: My Bride Or My Cubbies?

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez considers the intersection of weddings and NLCS games.

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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.

10/02/2015

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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.

09/29/2015

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