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.

Man Shot, Killed By Portage Police Officer

Portage police said that initial reports show actions by the suspect ultimately led to the officer-involved shooting.

04/23/2017

Chicago’s ‘March For Science’

Organizers say they were motivated by President Donald Trump’s policies toward climate change and suspicions on vaccine safety.

04/22/2017

Dashcam Video Shows Officer Rescuing Submerged Motorist

It happened Thursday morning in Round Lake. CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports.

04/13/2017

Woodstock Apartment Complex Fire Displaces 50 People

Crews from 15 different fire departments responded and rescued people from their balconies. One person was transported to a local hospital.

03/25/2017

Riverside Brookfield HS Students Stage Walkout Over Teacher’s Firing

Their goal: to defend their social studies teacher, Ms. Jill Musil. CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports.

03/15/2017

Northwest Suburbs Mumps Cases On Verge Of An Outbreak

Two cases of mumps have been confirmed at Barrington High School, along with 18 suspected cases.

03/05/2017

Mistakenly Released Chicago Murder Suspect Arrested In Georgia

The Cook County Sheriff’s Department: Garrett Glover was found asleep in the apartment of a relative’s girlfriend in a suburb of Atlanta.

03/04/2017

Lutheran North HS To Close; Parents And Students Caught Off-Guard

In an email, Luther North College Prep officials said they are “facing declining student enrolment and ongoing financial challenges.”

03/02/2017

Dolton Mayor Says Staff Not Behind Racist Flyer, Suspects Opponent

Village of Dolton Mayor Riley Rogers said he has nothing to do with a flyer showing three black political candidates in a prison chain gang.

02/25/2017

Grandfather’s Lynching Motivates Evanston Family To Educate Others

Two African-American women have used their relative’s 1916 lynching in South Carolina as motivation for their career paths in Evanston.

02/23/2017

U Of I Has Spate Of Reported Sexual Assaults

Police sent out alerts after the first three incidents, but none for the two reported this past weekend.

02/22/2017

Bloodied And Terrorized, Abduction Victim Feared He Wouldn’t ‘Make It Through Night’

Nicholas Kollias shares the story of his terrifying experience of being kidnapped and tortured in New York for 40-plus hours.

02/20/2017

Protesters Return To Trump Tower And March To Federal Plaza

One month after President Trump’s inauguration, hundreds gathered near Trump Tower in Chicago to once again demonstrate.

02/19/2017

Man Charged, Held Without Bail For Shooting 2-Year-Old Boy

Devon Swan received a first-degree murder charge for his alleged role in a North Lawndale shooting that killed 2-year-old Lavontay White.

02/18/2017

Family Reunites After Trump Travel Ban Halted By Court

Abdusebur Jemal welcomed his wife and daughter to the U.S. on Sunday after President Trump’s travel ban delayed their initial arrival.

02/06/2017

Hundreds Protest Rep. Peter Roskam In Palatine

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside a meeting of the Palatine Township Republican organization to get Rep. Peter Roskam’s attention.

02/04/2017

Dozens Form Human Chain To Support Muslims In America

The human chain at the Bridgeview mosque was part of the “We Are All America” day of action effort to stand with Muslims in the U.S.

02/03/2017

Chicago Jewish Centers On Alert After Spate Of Bomb Threats Across U.S.

So far, at least 32 organizations have been threatened in 16 states, CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports.

02/01/2017

Daley College Student Attacked During Class

Daley College freshman Amera Parker was in chemistry class when a male schoolmate attacked her. The alleged attacker is not in custody.

01/27/2017

12-Year-Old And 6 Others Hospitalized After South Side Vigil Shooting

Local activists said someone opened fire while a candlelight vigil took place for a woman named Jamayah Fields.

01/26/2017

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