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.

One month later, the murder of six Gage Park residents remains unsolved. (CBS)

Chicago Police Leaning Toward Domestic Motive In Gage Park Massacre

One month later, crosses and candles — now covered in snow — mark the loss of six members of one family, in a violent killing spree a Gage Park home. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


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Retiring Task Force Head George Filenko Has No Regrets About Gliniewicz, Calusinski Investigations

The Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz case captivated the nation and now the man in charge of that investigation, Commander George Filenko, is stepping down in his role as head of Lake County’s Major Crimes Task Force.


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Western Avenue Viaduct To Start Coming Down

Things are going to look drastically different at a major intersection on the North Side, beginning at midnight. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


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Blizzard Can’t Stop Organ Transplant At Lurie Children’s Hospital

The question was: Would the family in need of the organ make it to Chicago in time? CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


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Chicago Teacher Suspended After Ranting YouTube Videos

A Chicago music teacher is suspended after videos surfaced on YouTube that are offensive to Jews, Muslims and individuals who are transgender. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


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Authorities Hope Reward Will Help Solve Stray-Bullet Killing

Aaren O’Connor, 25, was shot in the head while she was sitting in her car last week in Pilsen.


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Family Of Gage Park Murder Victims Preparing Final Goodbye

The father of the youngest victims in the Gage Park killings arrives in Chicago Wednesday night and we’re getting a glimpse of the family’s hometown in Mexico, where some of them will be buried.


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Chicago Police Arrest Eight Suspects In Counterfeit Ticket Scheme

Chicago Police made a major bust of gang members accused of selling not drugs, but millions of dollars’ worth of phony tickets.


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Police: Range Of Scenarios Being Considered In Gage Park Massacre

Six members of one family – spanning three generations – were found murdered last week. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


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U Of C Professor Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

A prominent University of Chicago professor has resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. What’s more, 43-year-old Jason Lieb has faced this kind of trouble before.


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Gov. Rauner Blasted For Not Allowing More Patients To Tap Medical Marijuana

The Rauner administration recently declined to widen the list of ailments that makes patients eligible for medical marijuana. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


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Government Panel Recommends Pregnant Women Get Screened For Depression

It’s supposed to be the happiest of times, but for many women, pregnancy can also bring depression. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, now there are new efforts to identify those women and get them help.


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Chicago Cracks Down On Blue-Bin Recycling Mistakes

If you’ve gotten a sticker on your recyclables container, this is bad. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


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Calls For Oscar Boycott Sparks Debate On Role Of African Americans In Hollywood

In this Original report, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has more on the snubs, and the slams that have followed the shut out of black actors on Oscar night.


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Illinois Universities Brace For Financial Doomsday

One of the institutions even bought a Powerball ticket this week, hoping for financial relief. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


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Video Shows Raid On Hideout Of Mexican Drug Lord “El Chapo”

Dramatic new video released Monday shows the violent raid on the hideout of the Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman that led to the arrest of Chicago’s “Public Enemy Number 1.”


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New Drug Offers Hope Of Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

It’s the most common fatal childhood disease: Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Now results from a new drug trial are offering families hope, reports CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez.


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Some Chicagoans Greet Mayor Emanuel’s Speech With Skepticism

Politicians and protesters offered quick reaction to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s speech today. But what did ordinary Chicagoans think about it? CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez went from Hyde Park to Uptown to hear their thoughts.


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Additional Dashcam Videos Released Of Laquan McDonald Shooting

Four additional dashcam videos released to CBS 2 Wednesday afternoon provide a fuller picture of the Laquan McDonald shooting.


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City Transportation Boss Defends ‘Modifications’ In Nearly Complete Loop Link Project

Yes, there have been unexpected delays. But CDOT Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld says crews are getting it right.




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