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.

Movers move boxes. (Credit: CBS)

Department Of Transportation Issues Warning About Moving Fraud

May is the most popular month for moving in Chicago. But if your move will take you out-of-state, the Department of Transportation wants to warn you about fraud.

05/12/2015

A dog at the Animal Welfare League shelter in Chicago Ridge. (Credit: CBS)

Canine Flu Outbreak Creating Surplus Of Dogs At Suburban Shelter

The canine flu outbreak has halted adoptions at several area no-kill shelters, meaning there’s a surplus of animals.

05/05/2015

Chef Thierry Rautureau, Chef Rick Bayless, and guest attend the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards Welcome Reception Hosted At Soho House Chicago In Partnership With Choose Chicago, The Illinois Restaurant Association And CS Magazine at Soho House Chicago on May 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Soho House Chicago).

Chicago Hosts The Super Bowl Of Food Award Ceremonies

Chicago became the scene Monday of the highly coveted James Beard Awards.

05/04/2015

Mold has developed along the seal of this front-load washer. (CBS)

Is Your Front-Load Washer Hiding A Dirty Secret?

Thousands of consumers say they’ve had a problem with mold. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

04/30/2015

Inside the Garfield Park Conservatory with a new glass roof. (Credit: CBS)

Garfield Conservatory Reopens With Glass Roof Repaired From Hail Damage

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez got a look at the grand reopening.

04/22/2015

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Researchers Studying What Dogs Are Thinking

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports a team of researchers is now studying what’s going on in their brains.

03/31/2015

A map of the Bloomingdale Trail. The light green points represent access locations to the trail. The darker green points are parks.

Bloomingdale Trail: ‘Finish Line’ Nears For Chicago’s Next Great Park

It has been billed as Chicago’s next great park.

03/20/2015

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Consider Mandate To Make Laundry Detergent ‘Pods’ Safer

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has more on legislation proposed Thursday.

03/19/2015

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More Veterinarians Using Alternative Treatments

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez looks at how to judge if it will help your pet.

03/13/2015

Students from Poe Elementary School in the pool at the Kroc Center. (Credit: CBS)

Students At South Side School Learning Life Lessons In The Pool

It’s a life lesson that’s getting elementary school kids out of the classroom and into the pool, reports CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez.

03/11/2015

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

Shot In The Arm Can Lead To Shoulder Injury

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports on a mistake that’s becoming more common when patients are given shots.

03/06/2015

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Fake Harvard Rejection Letter Puts Chicago Student In Spotlight

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez explains how the high school senior turned a potentially bad experience into viral gold.

03/06/2015

Vehicles are stranded this week on I-65 in Kentucky. (CBS)

Chicago Family Stranded On Snowy Kentucky Highway For 16 Hours

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has their story.

03/05/2015

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Oprah Closing Harpo Studios In West Loop

It is the end of an era in the West Loop. The building where Oprah Winfrey told us “everybody gets a car” is moving out for good.

03/03/2015

The band Chicago AfroBeat had its musical instruments stolen recently. (CBS)

Chicago Band Searches For Stolen Instruments

Members of Chicago AfroBeat Project had a great gig. But when they returned to their trailer in the morning, they got a rude awakening. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

03/02/2015

A South Chicago resident's car is stuck in ice. (CBS/Roseanne Tellez)

City Crews Get Icy Reception After Water Leak Freezes Block

Residents of an ice-encased block in a South Side neighborhood say their calls to the city went unanswered until CBS 2 began making inquiries.

02/27/2015

An Afghan health worker administers the polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province on June 24, 2014. A new three-day nationwide immunisation campaign against polio supported by Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health had begun, officials said. AFP PHOTO/Noorullah SHIRZADA (Photo credit should read Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Could Polio Make A Comeback In The U.S.?

The answer is frightening. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

02/23/2015

A furnace. (Credit: CBS)

Landlords For 19 Buildings Summoned To Court Over Lack Of Heat

The landlords for 19 buildings were summoned to emergency heat court on Monday after complaints of no heat.

02/23/2015

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More Young Women Getting Fertility Checkups

You may not even be thinking of having a baby yet, but if you’re in your 20’s maybe you should start thinking about and planning for that bundle of joy now.

02/18/2015

Lindsay Kantha Souvannarath appears in court. (Credit: CBS)

Geneva Woman Accused In Alleged Mass Murder Plot Appears In Court

A Geneva woman charged in a Valentine’s Day mass murder plot in Halifax, Nova Scotia made her first appearance in court Tuesday.

02/17/2015

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