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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Daycare Advocates Warn Of Ripple Effect From $300M State Shortfall

Parents could lose their subsidies, and without childcare, they could lose their jobs. And without clients, daycare centers could lose their business. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

01/23/2015

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Surveillance Video Shows Alleged Serial Pickpocket In Action

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports police have been looking for 28-year-old Stacy Blackwell since 2011 and if you dine out and carry an open purse, they say she was looking for you.

01/20/2015

John Moloznik at Fleet Feet says it is all about the stitching. (Credit: CBS)

New Clothing Technology Makes It Easier To Stay Warm

When it comes to dressing for the cold, we’ve come a long way from long johns and turtle necks.

01/07/2015

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Heating Problems Have Students Bundling Up In South Side School

This bitter blast has students at one Far South Side school wearing coats, hats and gloves in the classroom.

01/06/2015

Here's the scene in Northwest Indiana, where businesses await snowfall. (CBS)

Plow Drivers Gear Up To Deal With Snow

Many of us complain about it, but plow drivers love this weather.

01/05/2015

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Widow Of Chicago Woman Gets Share Of $50M Settlement In Indiana Stage Collapse

The settlement is historic—not because of the size of the award but because of who’s receiving it, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

12/19/2014

A Bucktown family blames Walsh Construction for blocking storm water outlets and causing massive flooding over the summer. (CBS)

Bucktown Family Sues Construction Firm After Flooding Along 606 Trail

Walsh Construction blames the city sewer system. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

12/15/2014

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Trump Penthouse Buyer Living The Dream

The sale of the Trump Tower penthouse is the most expensive residential sale ever in the city and the man who plunked down $17 million for his second home is a self-made man from India who says he’s living the American Dream.

12/09/2014

Police say robbers stole half a million dollars in jewelry from seven people at this Minnesota rest stop. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Robbers Trailed Victims Hundreds Of Miles After Chicago Jewelry Trade Show

A group of robbers stole half a million dollars in precious metals and diamonds and police believe the victims were trailed for hundreds of miles after a jewelry trade show in Chicago, reports CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez.

12/08/2014

Beagles used for medical research. (Credit; Beagle Freedom Project.)

Group Finds New Homes For Beagles Used In Medical Research

Dogs living in cages are used for medical research including here in Chicago. One breed is used more than any other, but as Roseanne Tellez reports, one group is working to give these animals a new life after the lab.

11/19/2014

42 workers at an Oak Brook ComEd office split a $1 million prize. (Credit: CBS)

Oak Brook Workers Split Lotto Prize

Here’s a riddle: You win a million dollars in the lottery and can barely afford to buy a compact car. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez found out how.

11/19/2014

A snowplow gets to work in Kankakee Thursday. (CBS/Network Video)

Homewood Wonders: Will Road Salt Make It In Time?

The salt comes by barge down the Calumet River. This year, the O’Brien Locks that open to Lake Calumet are closed for repairs from now until mid-December and then again from mid-January until March. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

11/14/2014

Rendered Services, Inc. (Credit: CBS)

Towing Company Manager Speaks Out After Police Raid, Complaints

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports tow trucks were hauling cars once again at Rendered Towing in Bridgeport on Monday.

11/10/2014

This adult website is allegedly posting pictures of Chicago women and minors, victims say. (CBS)

Women Powerless As Man Posts ‘Vulgar’ Pictures

Victims say the worst part is this: It’s perfectly legal. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

11/06/2014

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Substitute Teacher Uses Racial Epithet During Discussion With Students

Was it a conversation about race and culture, a lapse in judgment — or worse? As CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, it depends who you ask.

10/28/2014

A researcher in California works on a project to erase memories from mice. (CBS)

Research On Mice Could Lead To Erasing Bad Memories For Humans

In the “Men in Black” movies, the characters use a memor- zapping gun. In a California lab, scientists have done it for real. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

10/23/2014

Midway Airport is crowded Friday. (CBS)

Shutdown Of Chicago Airports Creates Woes For Travelers

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez talked with some of the stranded passengers.

09/26/2014

Several Chicago police vehicles responded to Dunbar High School on Thursday after a large brawl at the school. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Bronzeville School Evacuated After Fight Breaks Out

What started with a false fire alarm ended with three students in custody — and a great big mess in the school.

09/25/2014

Artwork from After School Matters on display at Navy Pier. (Credit: CBS)

Mellody Hobson, George Lucas Holding Fundraiser For After School Matters

Mellody Hobson and her husband George Lucas are holding a fundraising gala at Navy Pier for the After School Matters program.

09/23/2014

A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: Fewer Than 50 Percent Of U.S. Residents Have Been Vaccinated For Flu

While more kids and pregnant women are getting their shots, most 18- to 64-year-olds don’t seem to be getting the message. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

09/18/2014

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