Roseanne Tellez

tellez Roseanne TellezReporter Roseanne Tellez,  who joined CBS 2 Chicago in 2004, has been a fixture in Illinois news since the 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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CPD: 81 Arrests Made In Overnight Raids, 12 Weapons Seized

It’s a familiar story, and once again, Superintendent Eddie Johnson was pleading for help, asking lawmakers to stiffen penalties for repeat gun offenders. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Book Warns Moms, Dads About Excessive ‘ParentSpeak’ Toward Kids

Can some tried-and-true expressions, such as “Good job!,” be overused when rearing children? CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Doctors Are Seeing A Spike In Child Flu Cases

The vaccine is a good match for this year’s virus, but no longer offering the flu mist option may be keeping some parents away.


Official: More Than 100 Dogs Sick From Canine Flu In Chicago Area

Dozens of sick dogs at The Anti-Cruelty Society have caused the organization’s adoption shelter to close.


Henry Sembdner Recovers From Violent School Attack

Family and friends rally around the 12-year-old as he recovers from being severely beaten by another student at Kenyon Woods Middle School.


Specially Trained Dogs Have Been Sniffing Out Cancer In Humans

Since 2013, hundreds of Chicago firefighters have breathed into masks as part of a study. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Park Ridge Residents Angry After Board Member’s Controversial Tweets

One of Dr. Paterno’s tweets read: “Alas, the 300 million pound Women March provides a strong argument for doing away with women’s suffrage.”


Northwest Indiana Group Eager To Attend Trump Inauguration

Donald Trump opened a campaign office early on in Griffith, Ind. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez talks with some Trump supporters there.


Video Shows Shootout Between Off-Duty Chicago Police Sergeant, Suspects

Chicago police say an off-duty officer fired back at a group of men who fired at him first on Sunday night in the Albany Park neighborhood.


Family Of Missing Chicago Woman Fears She Was Abducted

Community activists passed out flyers Wednesday in hopes it will lead to information about Joanna Wright, 33.


New Documentary Slams Popular Pet Food Brands

“Pet Fooled,” a new documentary showing in Chicago on Tuesday night, blasts the top-selling pet foods as being unhealthy for your dog or cat.


It Wasn’t All Bad News In 2016

There were some heartwarming stories of medical miracles and uplifting generosity. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Driver’s Ed Classes To Teach Students How To Keep Cool During Traffic Stops

Some private driving schools teach it already: what to do when you’re stopped by police. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Food Delivery Man Helps Himself To Packages At Chicago Condo

The driver in the surveillance tape worked for a company making deliveries for GrubHub customers. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Experts: Virtual-Reality Goggles Could Be Bad For Kids’ Vision

Many headsets come with a safety warning: not for use by children under 13.


Latest Delivery Driver Held Up In Chicago: I Quit

There have been several incidents in recent months, with delivery drivers and other workers robbed at gunpoint on the job. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez talks with the latest victim.


Head Found Two Months Ago In McKinley Park Lagoon Identified As Chicago Woman

A head discovered nearly two months ago in the McKinley Park lagoon on the Southwest Side has been identified as a Chicago woman.


Woman Claims DMV Examiner Assaulted Her During Driving Test

A 32-year-old woman claims she was sexually assaulted by a Secretary of State’s employee while taking her road test during a driving exam at a Department of Motor Vehicles branch on the South Side.


For Wheelchair Users, Chicago’s Polling Places Could Use Some Improvement

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports on a team up between Chicago’s election department and a group that advocates for people with disabilities.




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