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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.

Workers prepare for the holiday shopping rush. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Retailers Ready To Add Thousands Of Jobs With Holidays Around The Corner

Major retailers are gearing up for holiday hiring and that’s good news in Illinois where the unemployment rate is 9.2 percent and 602,000 people are looking for work. With those numbers, you’ll want to get an early start on the job search. Roseanne Tellez has more on who’s hiring, and when.

09/23/2013

Berry Gordy. (Credit: CBS)

New Musical Celebrates Life Of Motown Legend Berry Gordy

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez got a chance to sit down with the man behind the music the legendary Berry Gordy.

09/17/2013

A groundskeeper tends to the turf at Soldier Field Friday. (CBS)

Groundskeepers, Broadcasters Put Finishing Touches On Soldier Field

After of a summer of concerts and soccer, it’s back to football. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports.

09/06/2013

Handicapped Parking

Reserved Parking Sign Removed From Unused Spot In Rogers Park

A parking spot is a hot commodity in the city. So why is a spot designated for a disabled person sitting empty in congested Rogers Park?

09/03/2013

A surveillance camera on the home of Steve and Pam Dana. (Credit: CBS)

New Lenox Neighbors Feuding Over Surveillance Camera

The Hatfields and McCoys have nothing on a pair of southwest suburban neighbors. Roseanne Tellez reports on a feud that’s taken a neighborhood tiff to a whole new level.

08/06/2013

Cool temperatures have kept people away from the Forst Park Aquatic Center. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM Newsradio)

Cool Weather Hurting Summer Businesses

The cooler weather is certainly being felt by some businesses that revel in the heat. It was so cold over the weekend some water parks had to close.

07/29/2013

Neda and Milos Otic say they were poolside on their rooftop deck last week when a nail-studded 2-by-4 crashed down from the sky. (CBS)

Couple Nearly Hit By Debris From Northwestern Hospital Construction Site

Neda and Milos Otic say they were poolside on their rooftop deck last week when a nail-studded 2-by-4 crashed down from the sky. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/26/2013

Patricia Higgins (left) reunited with the puck that hit her thanks to Irv Kaage (right).

Hawks Fan Reunited With Puck That Hit Her Face

She’s the Blackhawks fan who took a hockey puck to the face, but that was the last Patricia Higgins saw of it until Tuesday night, when the man who scooped it up gave it back to her at the CBS 2 broadcast center.

07/09/2013

A wheel gymnast practicing. (Credit: CBS)

Wheel Gymnastics Championships Roll Into Chicago

It’s part sport, part spectacle all rolled into one and this week, more than 140 top athletes from 18 countries are competing in wheel gymnastics.

07/08/2013

U.S. cash (Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Returns Thousands Of Dollars Found Outside Bank Drive-Through Window

It’s a story that puts your honesty to the test. You find a pile of cash. Thousands of dollars. What do you do?

05/29/2013

Members of the Stryszak family cares for veteran Mike Blacconiere. (CBS)

Burr Ridge Family ‘Adopts’ Two Veterans

Some southwest suburban residents are honoring veterans by welcoming them into their home. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

05/27/2013

A huge sinkhole opened up on South Side on Thursday. (Credit:Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio

Two Weeks Later, West Pullman Sinkhole Bigger Than Ever

Like the hole itself, it grew into a bigger job than first thought. Tonight, the hole is bigger than ever, the sewer smell worse than ever, and the residents are being told it will take at least a couple more weeks.

05/06/2013

A rock breaks the rear windshield of a Bucktown resident. (Credit: CBS)

Bucktown Residents Blame Lack Of Security Along Bloomindale Trail For Vandalism

It’s not what anyone wants to see when they walk to their car in the morning, but several Bucktown residents found shattered windshields and glass all over the street.

04/30/2013

Rescue crews use inflatable boats to evacuate Albany Park neighborhood residents from their homes on April 19, 2013, after heavy flooding in the area from a deluge of rain. (Credit: CBS)

State, Feds Begin Flood Damage Assessments To Pave Way For Disaster Relief

Help is on the way. That was the message Monday from Gov. Pat Quinn to flood victims in the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2013

Mario Anthony Booker, 25, is accused of trying to abduct a Fenton High School student. (Bensenville Police)

Chicago Man Charged In Attempted Abduction Of Teen In Bensenville

An alert parent is credited with helping police arrest a Chicago man who allegedly grabbed a Fenton High School student and threatened her with a knife Friday.

04/12/2013

The site of Kerry Wood Field.

Construction Halted At Kerry Wood Cubs Field

There was plenty of fanfare as the Rickett’s family and the former Cubs pitcher broke ground on the new Kerry Wood Cubs field back in October.

04/10/2013

Joe Massenburg, 18, was killed in New Orleans while volunteering for AmeriCorps. (family handout)

Local AmeriCorps Volunteer Murdered In New Orleans

Eighteen-year-old Joe Massenburg was gunned down Monday on a street in New Orleans. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports.

04/04/2013

Artist rendering of the "Shops and Lofts on 47," a retail and residential development planned for the Bronzeville neighborhood at 47th and Cottage Grove. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Bronzeville Celebrates Groundbreaking Of New Shops, Apartments

Ground was broken Tuesday on a new commercial and residential development in Bronzeville, a project the likes of which haven’t been seen in that neighborhood in 50 years.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2013

This message was left for students taking a personal finance class at a Lake Station high school. (Credit: Twitter)

Teacher Made Inappropriate Comments Before Gun Threat On Chalkboard

There is more information coming out about an Indiana High School teacher who made threatening comments to students.

03/26/2013

A 21-year-old man who was shot in the back a few blocks away made it to Monroe Baptist Church in Bellwood, where he collapsed at the front door. (Credit: CBS)

Bellwood Shooting Victim Collapses After Fleeing To Church

A man was walking down the street when he was shot in the back in west suburban Bellwood, and where he was walking might have helped save his life.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2013

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