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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.

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Robbery Victim Shot By Cops Wants Them To Pay

A robbery victim spots police and thinks help is on the way. But that relief turned to terror, when police started shooting at him.

03/20/2013

Evanston Police Officer Sean O'Brien was running errands Tuesday when he spotted a small boy running around in the street in Des Plaines. When the boy jumped in the river, O'Brien jumped in after him and saved his life. (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Cop Rescuer: ‘I Just Jumped In’

What started as a fun-run in the snow nearly turned tragic in Des Plaines yesterday. But it turned out to be a lucky day for a little boy who slipped into the river.

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez met the hero cop who saved him.

03/06/2013

Models pose during the Ted Baker 5th Avenue Store Opening on August 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Ted Baker)

Study: Today’s Women Larger Because They Don’t Do As Much Housework

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports for some women, the study itself has their hearts pumping.

03/01/2013

Leighton Criminal Courts Building (CBS)

Probationer Grabs For Officer’s Gun At Courthouse

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports the incident has probation officers renewing calls for more staff.

02/14/2013

President Obama speaking during his State of the Union Address. (Credit: Getty)

Obama To Speak At Hyde Park Academy On Friday

President Obama will return home on Friday to give a speech not far from where 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was fatally shot last month.

02/13/2013

Michael Ward and Kenneth Williams, suspects in murder of Hadiya Pendleton

Pendleton Murder Suspect Violated Probation 3 Times

CBS 2 has learned Michael Ward violated that probation three times before her killing, with only one violation being reported to the judge.

02/12/2013

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Dry Weather Has More People Buying Humidifiers

There hasn’t been much need for snow shovels in the Chicago area this year, or salt for the driveway, but there has been a run on humidifiers, due to the unusually dry conditions this winter.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

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Dieticians Offer A Few Tricks To Help You Lose Weight

What if something as simple as changing the color of your plate helped you lose weight? Or if clenching a fist put an end to a fattening craving?

CBS 2–01/16/2013

The lane markers between the four lanes of the Oak Street Curve on Lake Shore Drive have completely worn away, prompting the city to bring in private contractors that normally take the winter off to re-stripe the lanes. (Credit: CBS)

Lane Markers On Lake Shore Drive’s Oak Street Curve Completely Worn Away

It’s already one of the more dangerous parts of Lake Shore Drive. Now the curve at Oak Street Beach is even more challenging for drivers to navigate.

CBS 2–01/08/2013

A 'ghost player' in a vintage Chicago White Sox baseball uniform emerges from a cornfield as he re-enacts the scene at the baseball field created for the motion picture 'Field of Dreams' on August 25, 1991 in Dyersville, Iowa. Rita and Al Ameskamp who, with Don and Becky Lansing, co-own the site have turned the cornfields and baseball diamond into a summertime tourist attraction, including 'ghost player' reenactments. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago-Area Couple Buys ‘Field Of Dreams’ Location

The Stillman family of Oak Lawn has their own dream: turn the famous baseball film location into a tournament site. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports.

01/03/2013

Ryan Garcia kisses his daughter, who inspired him to do a year of acts of kindness. (CBS)

Man Wraps Up A Year Of Doing Acts Of Kindness

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez caught up with Ryan Garcia, the last day of his mission.

12/31/2012

Chris DePhillips and Laurie Ipsen talk about their plans for the parade.

Friends Organize Homecoming Parade for Post 9-11 Vets

Chris DePhillips and Laurie Ipsen organized a welcome home parade to take place one week from Saturday, the one-year anniversary of the Iraq War.

12/07/2012

Marina City

After 50 Years, Marina City Still A Prominent Part Of Chicago Skyline

The corncob-like buildings along the Chicago River are 50 years old. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez takes a tour.

11/12/2012

A Kia sign (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Hyundai, Kia Deal With Fallout From Oversold Gas Mileage

You go to buy a new car and kick the tires, take a test drive and check the sticker, assuming the information is accurate, right? CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports.

11/02/2012

This is a photo of Anthony Rosalia's shoe after the boy's foot became caught in a Midway Airport escalator. (Marty Dolan)

City Settles With Family Of Boy Whose Foot Was Mangled In Airport Escalator

The negligence lawsuit was settled for $600,000, CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports.

11/01/2012

Dr. Stephen Cina is the new Cook County medical examiner. (CBS)

New Cook County Medical Examiner Wants To Turn Page On Morgue Scandal

Dr. Stephen Cina says with about 5,000 bodies passing through the facility each year, the challenges are great. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports.

10/25/2012

James DeBouver talks to his newborn son Asher at Lurie Children's Hospital, where Asher is being treated for a rare heart defect that required prenatal surgery. (Credit: CBS)

‘Team Asher’ Helps Keep Parents’ Spirits Up As Baby Beats The Odds

He had surgery before he was even born; then more surgeries after, due to a rare heart defect. But a 6-week old baby fighting for life at Lurie Children’s Hospital is beating the odds.

CBS 2–10/19/2012

This surveillance image is of a suspect who is believed to have attacked a customer at Ross in Merrillville, Ind. (Surveillance video)

VIDEO: Mom Holding Baby Attacked At Ind. Store

A woman went to a Northwest Indiana retailer to buy a gift and ended up getting assaulted. Now, Hobart police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

10/15/2012

The International Museum of Surgical Science in the Gold Coast neighborhood was originally a mansion, designed as a replica of an 18th century French chateau on the grounds of Versailles. (Credit: CBS)

Open House Tour Offers Behind The Scenes Peek At Chicago Architecture

A citywide architecture event this weekend will offer a peek inside spaces that are normally off-limits on most guided tours.

CBS 2–10/10/2012

Picture taken on October 29, 2010 in Paris of an alarm clock, as Europe moved to winter time at 0100 GMT on October 31, when clocks move back one hour. Clocks change in North America on November 7. AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Problems In Children May Be Linked To Snoring

As CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, snoring isn’t just annoying for the rest of the family. It could put your child’s health at risk.

10/04/2012

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