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.

Positively Chicago: A ‘Lil’ Somethin’

That’s the name of a volunteer group that brings lunches and other items to Chicago’s homeless. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Coffee Shop Serves Up Empathy, With ‘Dyslexia Cafe’

Something was amiss at Heritage Outpost Coffee this morning, where it was almost impossible to read the writing on the wall.


Passengers Fled Burning Jet, Without Waiting For OK: Report

Panicked passengers pleaded to get off a jet after it caught fire at O’Hare last October.


Police Dog Dies From Heat Exposure

Drago the police dog’s career ended tragically, after three years, in a hot vehicle in a parking lot in Oak Forest.


Positively Chicago: Women Who Weld

A Chicago area program helps train women for industrial jobs more commonly associated with men. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez.


Positively Chicago: Redemption Through Running

Some are doctors, some are accountants, and some are homeless. But on the streets of Chicago in the early-morning hours, they are all simply runners.


Positively Chicago: 100 Men Who Give A Damn

This Chicago philanthropy effort uses strength in numbers — and cash — to help finance worthy charities. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Boy, 2, Killed By Truck In Northwest Suburbs

The death may have been the result of a freak accident. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Facebook Post Offers Encouraging Update On Recovering Cop

Timothy Jones was shot in the head while investigating a burglary in a vacant house on March 19, 2016.


Parents Say School Allowed 2 Children With Autism To Wander Away

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports on an incident Chicago Public Schools calls “unacceptable.”


House Committee Grills Airlines In Wake Of United Passenger Dragging

House Transportation Commitee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said “something is broken” and the airlines all agreed they can do better.


Flight From O’Hare Lands At DuPage Airport Due To Smoke In The Cabin

An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at DuPage Airport on Monday, after the plane began filling with smoke.


Rural Residents On Proposed Train-Truck Depot: Not In Our Back Yard

Railroad giant CSX wants to build an intermodal rail facility on more than 1,000 acres in south suburban Crete.


Two More Officers In United Passenger Removal Placed On Leave

Two more officers involved in the decision to drag a passenger off a United Airlines plane over the weekend have been placed on leave.


Amtrak Train Derails In South Loop

Three cars of an Amtrak train derailed Monday morning in the South Loop.


Chicago Public Schools Bribery Mastermind Sentenced To 7 Years

Prosecutors said Gary Solomon pocketed more than $5 million at the expense of school kids.


Security Heightened Across Cook County Courthouses After London Attack

Illinois State Police reminded citizens to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. “If you see something, say something.”


Campaign Will Ask Chicagoans To Cut Water Use On ‘Overflow Action Days’

The conservation push comes as officials get ready to open a massive wastewater reservoir, which also will help prevent flooding. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Police Should Have Helped Troubled Woman Instead Of Fatally Shooting Her, Family Says

Fifty-five-year-old Michelle Robey, who lunged at police with a knife in the North Center neighborhood, had significant mental health problems. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Suspect In Threats Against Jewish Centers Has Ties To Chicago

Juan Thompson, 31, had media internships in Chicago. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has an update.




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