Dana Kozlov

kozlov Dana KozlovDana Kozlov is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2 Chicago. She joined the station in August 2003, from WGN-TV, where she had served as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor since 1995.

Her live reports from DeKalb, IL during CBS 2 Chicago’s coverage of the NIU shootings in 2008 helped the team win an Emmy Award for spot news.

Before working at WGN-TV, Kozlov was at WEEK-TV in Peoria, IL as the 5:00 PM news anchor and general assignment reporter (1992-95). She began her career in journalism at CNN’s Chicago bureau as an intern in 1991. Kozlov later served as a field producer for CNN, based in Chicago (1995-96).

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Kozlov and her husband have two young children and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, doing yoga and cooking. She’s also volunteered for The Cradle, a local adoption agency and for Rainbow House, which helps victims of domestic violence.

Kozlov grew up in northwest suburban Palatine and graduated from Fremd High School. She received her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1990.

Hockey Used As Medicine For Autism

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Trump Rallies In Duluth, MN; Discusses Border Crisis

President Trump touted his decision allowing children to be detained with their parents at a Duluth, Minnesota rally Wednesday night.


Lindenhurst Police Department Facing Third Sex Assault Lawsuit

Another man has stepped forward, claiming he was sexually abused as a teenager by a former Lindenhurst Police Officer.


Hinsdale School District Changes Boundaries After Claims Of Discrimination

Claims of discrimination and angry protests took place at a school board meeting in the Western suburbs over Hinsdale School District 86’s decision to change the high school attendance boundaries.


Emanuel, Johnson Deposition Tapes Released In LeGrier Wrongful Death Case

City lawyers fought to have the Mayor and Police Superintendent’s video depositions sealed permanently, but a judge ordered they be released once a jury was selected in the civil case. 


Experts Issue Water Safety Reminders To Avoid Drowning

Over 4,000 people drown every year in the United States, that’s more than ten people per day. Safety experts say learning to swim can be a life-saving skill.


Blue Island Restaurant Owner Claims Business Was Closed Due To City Discrimination

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Imprisoned Daycare Worker Denied New Trial

There will not be a new trial for imprisoned daycare worker, Melissa Calusinski, after an appeals court handed down the ruling Monday.


‘Singing Police Officer’ Performs At La Grange Park Little League Game

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Chicago Firefighter Arrested After Daughter Posts Picture With Assault Rifle

A social media posting by a Chicago teenager who’s holding an assault rifle is sparking concerns.


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On Thursday, President Donald Trump saying he’s seriously considering commuting Blagojevich’s sentence.


Rod Blagojevich To Ask President Trump For Early Prison Release

Former Governor Rod Blagojevich is preparing to formally ask President Donald Trump to release him from prison early.


Gas Prices Increase As Summer Travel Season Begins

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Lyric Opera’s Production “Empower” Fights Negative South Side Stereotypes

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Report: Some CPS Students From Shuttered Schools Lag in Academics

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Hero Cops Rescue Hopeless Cows

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Englewood Tech Program Bridges Gap Between Students, Senior Citizens

A program aims to bridge the technology gap between grade students and senior citizens.



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