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.


Plainfield Residents Concerned Warehouse Plan Will Bring More Truck Traffic

Residents say plans for a new, $1.5 million square foot Diageo distribution warehouse, about half a mile away, will turn the residential area into a truck zone.

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Bullied Child Facing Heart Surgery Starts Anti-Bullying Website

CHICAGO (CBS) — From being bullied to being brave – a six-year-old boy from Plainfield has walked that path this year, even speaking out against bullies. As CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports, now the six-year-old faces another challenge requiring a different type of strength. 6-year-old Ayden Cazares has shown a lot of perseverance over the past year. […]


Support Group For Mothers Who Share a Painful Bond

Six women are part of a moms group none of them wanted to join. They share pain, tears, and stories of how they lost a child to Chicago’s gun violence. Each one of their children’s killers has never been found.


Pullman Neighborhood Booms While Roseland Neighborhood Struggles Nextdoor

Two neighborhoods on Chicago’s far South side, Pullman and Roseland, may share a border, but the two have one major difference.


Grieving Mother Upset Community Movie Night Will Be Near Gravesite Of Son

A modern classic movie set to play Saturday night in an open space is causing controversy because it is in part of a cemetery.  CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports the plan isn’t sitting well with a woman whose son is buried there.


Juveniles Serving Time Act Out Personal Stories In Storycatchers Theater Program

 Children serving time for their crimes at a juvenile prison in Warrenville are healing through singing and gaining acceptance through acting.


IDOT Plans To Fix I-80 Following Will County Forum Held By Concerned Drivers

Families of accident victims, along with other drivers, gathered to share their frustrations about the condition of I-80 in Will County, claiming the road is dangerous and sometimes deadly. Now they want to know what IDOT plans to do about it.


Artist Uses Creations To Help Others Understand Schizophrenia

A Chicago man describes having a schizophrenic episode as having two radio stations playing in his head at the same time.



Skokie Girl Stops Kidnapping Suspect, Alerts Police With Safety App

A 13-year-old activated a personal safety app on from her cell phone, conveying to the operator she was being followed by a suspicious man.



Elk Grove Village Dreams Big With Bahamas Bowl Sponsorship

The Mayor of Elk Grove Village says he’s already getting the village’s money worth after agreeing to pay $300K to sponsor the Bahama Bowl. 


Why Have Cook County Property Tax Assessments Increased?

 Cook County property taxes are due Wednesday and this year it is especially painful for thousands of Chicago residents whose bills have skyrocketed.


All Eyes On Mars

The planet Mars has not been this close to the planet Earth in more than a decade. Eager eyes are aimed at the heavens.


Arson Blamed For Loss Of Elephant Statue

The moniker for the community of Northlake is “The City of Friendly People,” but not everyone in the town is so kind.


Congressional Race Between Casten, Roskam Gains National Spotlight

A suburban congressional race is in the national spotlight as one that could predict the future of the U.S. House.


City Official Owes Woman’s Family $50,000

Ghian Foreman is Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s handpicked Police Board president and a prominent Chicago real estate developer. In 2005, he borrowed $50,000 from Karyn Usher’s mother to help finance a Bronzeville condominium project. The units sold but the Usher family has waited 13 years to be paid.


President Trump Funneling Short-Term Aid To Illinois Farmers

President Donald Trump is pushing a plan that would help farmers hurt by his trade war and retaliatory tariffs.


Suburban Man Robbed, Beaten To Death In Lake Villa

Police say a 58-year-old victim was murdered in Lake Villa, beaten to death while walking home from a store.


More Than 100 Displaced By Prospect Heights Apartment Fire

Flames broke out at a suburban condo complex, burning home after home for several hours Wednesday.


Trump Claims He Misspoke About Russian Meddling In Putin Press Conference

President Trump on Tuesday claimed he accepts the findings of the U.S. intelligence community that Russians interfered in the 2016 election, and misspoke when he seemed to say otherwise in a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday.


Piven Theatre Takes Former Inmates From Sentences To The Stage

A local theater is working with the Cook County Jail to give former inmates a new outlook on life after they finish serving their time.


Child Porn Suspect Extradited Following International Manhunt

New video shows a child porn suspect being brought to justice after an international manhunt.


Elgin May Raise Smoking Age From 18 To 21

Elgin is one vote closer to raising the tobacco buying age to 21, in part because of a letter written by a nine-year-old girl.


Cop Resigns In Puerto Rico Shirt Dispute

The Cook County Forest Preserve Police Officer that seemingly stood by while a woman was berated resigned Wednesday night.


Why Was a Registered Sex Offender Working At The Former John Hancock Building?

Thousands of families visit the John Hancock building every year as it is a tourist hotspot; parents would never guess that a man, a recent manager at the observatory, is a registered sex offender.


Brett Kavanaugh Is Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

President Trump announced Monday evening that he is nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.


Toys R’ Us Bids America A Sad Farewell

Regardless of age, hearing “Toys R’ Us” brings joyful thoughts for most Americans accustomed to those catchy commercials with the giraffe and kids singing about not wanting to grow up, but staying a “Toys R’ Us” kid forever. 


Newly Renovated Historic Bridge Destroyed By Overweight Truck

Long Grove’s historic and newly restored covered bridge was damaged Thursday after a 15,000 pound truck barreled through it.


Trump To ‘Immediately’ Begin Search For New Supreme Court Justice

President Donald Trump says he will immediately begin his search for a new Supreme Court Justice, working from an existing list of nominees. This comes after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he will retire at the end of July.


Dance Therapy Helps Alzheimer’s Patients Connect With Loved Ones

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov shows how dance therapy is helping patients connect with their world and their loved ones, even if it’s for a few moments.


Hockey Used As Medicine For Autism

Hockey is more than just a game for one collegiate player. Stepping out on the ice is just the right medicine to help 21-year-old Walker Aurand live life to the fullest, despite having autism.