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.

Vigil for four that passed in fatal fire in South Chicago. (CBS)

Vigil Held After Fatal South Side Fire

Family of sever-year-old Shaniya Staples gather together Friday at 81st and Essex for a vigil, remembering her once more.


Melanie Watson, 3 months; Madison Watson, 4; and Shaniyah Staples, 7, were killed in a fire in the South Chicago neighborhood on Aug. 23, 2016. An adult neighbor also died in the blaze.

Man Released Without Charges In Fatal South Chicago Fire

A man who had been questioned by detectives investigating a fire that killed four people in the South Chicago neighborhood has been released without charges.


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Police Still Questioning Man After Tuesday Fatal House Fire

An ATF dog on the job sniffing for accelerants is just one tool of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigators as they search for the cause of the fire.


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Melissa Calusinski Case Takes New Turn After Doctor’s Report Is Allegedly Inaccurate

A doctor who previously told jurors that Melissa Calusinski was responsible for what he called the child’s violent death, may have never even examined the body.



Cook County Judge Reprimanded After Allowing Clerk To Hear Cases

A Cook County judge has been reprimanded for allowing a law clerk to sit on the bench in a judicial robe and adjudicate at least two cases.


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Man Charged After Fiery, Fatal Crash

A 41-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and aggravated DUI after a fiery, fatal crash Sunday morning in south suburban Chicago Heights.


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Chicago Leaders Grateful Unrest Here Hasn’t Reached Milwaukee Levels

Chicago has had it’s share of police shootings and protests, yet the city hasn’t seen the same level of civil disobedience as what took place in Milwaukee.


Six-year-old Zariah Muhammad, who was shot in the head while playing outside Thursday (Aug. 11) had been released from surgery and is in recovery, as of Friday (Aug. 12) afternoon. Photo provided by family.

Young Chicago Shooting Victim Doing Well After Surgery, Family Says

A 6-year-old girl who was shot in the head while playing outside with friends Thursday (Aug. 11) has been released from surgery.


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Police Colleagues Continue Supporting Park Forest Officer Shot By Burglar

Even as Tim Jones struggles to relearn daily activities, his name’s still on the schedule at the Park Forest Police Department. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


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Chicago Staffing Firm Institutes ‘No-Email Day’

Workers at a local staffing and recruitment firm gave something up that no office can do without for long: email.


A woman covers her mouth from all the dust generated by a Milwaukee Avenue water project. (CBS)

Northwest Side Businesses Cry Foul Over Street Work Without End

Blame it on a water-system revamp. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez says things are getting tense for businesses.


Residents attend public meeting over lead problem in their homes. (CBS)

East Chicago Residents Promised Help Moving From Lead Contaminated Housing

Lots of promises for help with health and housing for residents of a lead contaminated housing complex.


A man rows on the Tiber river on November 19, 2014 in Rome.  (Credit:  GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Are Deaths Of Two Students In Rome Somehow Connected?

The murder of a Wisconsin college student in Rome stunned the world, and now a suburban Chicago family wonders whether the death of their son could be connected.


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U.S. Senate Contenders Duckworth, Kirk Hit July 4th Parades

The contest between Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Tammy Duckworth is considered the nation’s top Senate race to watch.



Chicago Road Project Adjusted To Avoid Potter’s Field

Thousands of people — the sick, the poor, victims of the Chicago Fire, even Civil War vets — are buried there. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.



Intruders Harm Goats At Chicago Farm Campus

The break-in occurred at a Chicago high school specializing in agriculture education. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


National Latino Education Institute Executive Director Elba Aranda-Suh. (CBS)

Chicago Organization Matches Latinos With Good Jobs

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez takes a tour of the National Latino Education Institute.


Gov. Bruce Rauner talks with CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez. (CBS)

Parents Give Governor, Lawmakers An F For Budget Impasse

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez sat down with Gov. Bruce Rauner, who’s urging the public to pressure legislators.


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Cook County Jail Forgot About Inmate, Kept Him Months Past Release Date: Suit

Milan James Brown, jailed for a probation violation, was feeling good. Until nobody showed up to release him.


A policeman stands guard near the Boulevard des Filles-du-Calvaire after an attack November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. (Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

Virtual Police Training System Simulates Stress Of Real Active Shooter Call

A report of an active shooter is a call no police officer wants to get.




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