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.

Parents Call For Chicago Public Schools To Fix Special Education Program

Student advocates say special education in Chicago’s public schools is broken and needs to be fixed.


Family: ‘We Want Answers’ In Unsolved Fatal Hit And Run

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Couple Finds Radioactive Package While Cleaning Basement

A packaged labeled “pure uranium” was discovered in a western suburban neighborhood.


Disabled Man ‘Humiliated’ After Being Discriminated Against At Joliet Cinemark

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Short Term Insurance Leaves Man In Financial Crisis, Advocacy Groups Work To Regulate Plans

Critics of short term insurance plans say they can be a long term disaster, saying they’re often misleading, leaving people without the coverage they thought they had.


11-Year-Old Jumps Out of Car, Escapes Carjacking

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Chicago Remembers Its Superdawg

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“The car submerged and he sank like a rock.”


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That corporate mail included tens of thousands of dollars in business checks.


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“I’m hoping someone has some morals and principles and makes the right decision.”


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