Sandra Torres

torres Sandra TorresSandra Torres is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2.

Torres cames to Chicago from Milwaukee, where she was the lead reporter for CBS 58 (WDJT-TV). She also worked for sister station WYTU as a producer and co-anchor for Telemundo Wisconsin.

Prior to her time in Milwaukee, Torres worked in Chicago at WMAQ-TV, where she was a morning news content producer. Prior to that, she worked as a general assignment reporter and fill-in weather anchor at WSNS-TV, the Telemundo station in Chicago.

While at WSNS, she also appeared on network shows, including Noticiero Telemundo and Al Rojo Vivo.

Torres began her broadcast career at Illinois State University in Normal at TV-10 News, where she anchored, reported and was a photojournalist for the school’s television station. After graduating from ISU, she interned for WMBD-TV in Peoria and then worked for the Illinois Center for Broadcasting in Lombard as a television instructor.

Torres, who was born and raised in Colombia, moved to Chicago’s northwest suburbs when she was 13 years old.

She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Illinois News Broadcasters Association and the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Oak Park Residents Confront Police About Carjackings

Oak Park Police say they’ve shifted resources in the wake of a surge of carjackings in the village. 16 so far this year.

12/08/2017

Kody, an 11-year-old Siberian Husky, was reunited with his owner in Algonquin, more than two years after he went missing. Kody was found more than 50 miles away in Rockford.

Lost Dog Returns Home After More Than 2 Years

A Siberian Husky is resting comfortably in his Algonquin home, after a 2-year absence. Kody disappeared in 2015, and recently was found more than 50 miles away in Rockford.

12/04/2017

Students, CTU Upset With Future CPS Closures

CPS announced their plan Friday saying Robeson, Harper, John Hope College Prep and TEAM Englewood high schools could close by June.

12/01/2017

Human Resources Departments At The Epicenter Of Harassment Claims

“We are seeing so many allegations come out that it’s on the top of heads of human resources’ minds everywhere across the country.”

11/30/2017

Midlothian Fire Destroys Several Businesses

The fire was so intense, the Midlothian Fire Department requested help from about 12 other fire departments,

11/26/2017

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Chicago Police Lieutenant Lends Homeless Veteran A Helping Hand

Local businesses donated the materials and manpower to renovate a newsstand run by Anthony Johnson, an Air Force veteran who struggles with homelessness.

11/18/2017

Black Ice Causing Chaos For Commuters

Black ice forced drivers to get out of their vehicles and help their fellow commuters. Sheets of black ice caused tires to spin on the inbound Kennedy to the inbound Eisenhower. 

11/10/2017

Halloween Resurrected In One Chicago Neighborhood

Some neighbors of the Humboldt Park neighborhood felt bad that kids were afraid to trick or treat, so they started to make plans. CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports.

10/31/2017

Near W. Side Robberies Leave Area Residents Upset

Police say a man entered the store called Sam’s Quick Stop around 11:00 a.m. to try rob it. When the suspect pulled out a weapon, the store clerk shot at the man before he got away.

10/27/2017

Michael Peña was killed when his pickup truck hit a tree, after another truck repeatedly rammed it in the Gage Park neighborhood on Oct. 22, 2017.

Police Seek Driver Who Rammed Pickup, Killing 21-Year-Old Michael Peña

“It’s heartbreaking. You kind of don’t want to believe it,” said Rafael Peña, whose brother was killed two days shy of his 22nd birthday.

10/23/2017

CPD Recovers Stolen Items Worth $500,000

If you think you’re a victim, CBS 2’s Sandra Torres explains how you can get your stuff back.

10/20/2017

Medical Mission To Puerto Rico

A Chicago doctor makes a trip to hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico to help those with medical and emotional needs.

10/12/2017

Chicago Marathoner, 67, Remembers ‘Loose’ Security Of Early Years

Authorities say they’re confident the security plan they have in place is the right one, CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2017

One Year Later, Retired Ice Cream Vendor, 90, Enjoying ‘Gift Of Rest’

Who could forget the image of a hunched over, 89-year-old Little Village man pushing an ice cream cart to try to make ends meet? CBS 2’s Sandra Torres wondered: What is life like now for Fidencio Sanchez?

09/28/2017

Puerto Rico Evacuees Arrive At O’Hare

United Airlines Flight 2756 landed around 8 p.m. with more than 300 evacuees — all visibly exhausted but thankful they were able to leave the island. CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports.

09/25/2017

Houston-Chicago Flights Resume

Former Bulls player Isaiah Canaan was one of the passengers on the United flight that arrived at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

08/31/2017

Mega Millions Winners Identified

Patricia Busking and her husband will share their nearly $400 million in winnings with family and donate to charity. CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports.

08/25/2017

Tackle Football Program Suspended For Kids In North Suburb

Sign of the times? It’s flag football or none at all for children in the Highland Park Park District, CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2017

Chicago Lincoln Bust Vandalized

The obscure, weathered likenesses of Abraham Lincoln has mysteriously sat on the corner of 69th and Wolcott for decades. CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports.

08/17/2017

Narcotics ‘Ended Him,’ Grieving Family Of Indiana Man Says

The La Porte County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office investigated three narcotics-related overdoses over the weekend.

08/10/2017

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