Erin Kennedy

erin kennedy Erin KennedyErin Kennedy is co-anchor of CBS 2 Chicago’s weekday morning (4:30-7:00 a.m.) and midday newscasts.

Previously, Kennedy has worked as an anchor/reporter for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was the station’s lead anchor/reporter for its coverage of the Cleveland kidnapping victims.

Also while at WKYC, Kennedy and her colleagues won an Emmy and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for their coverage of the Chardon High School shooting.

Kennedy joined WKYC-TV after working as an anchor/reporter at WPRI and WNAC-TV in Providence, Rhode Island.

She started as a weekend evening anchor, and was promoted to anchor/reporter for the stations’ weeknight evening newscasts. Additionally, she was WPRI-TV’s webcast producer and anchor – Webcast en Español – an online newscast in Spanish.

Kennedy began her career as a weekend anchor/reporter for KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas.

After six months on the job, she was promoted to weekday anchor/reporter at the station and anchored its weekday morning newscast and guest co-hosted the Spanish language show, Si Se Puede.

Kennedy graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Notre Dame.

A member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, she has reported from Mexico and done extensive reporting on immigration and the drug trade.

Kennedy, who has family in the suburbs, and her husband, Matthew, live with their two children in Chicago.

‘Juuling’ Teens Use Stealthy E-Cigarettes

Vaping devices are so small now, they are easy for kids to conceal. Districts are cracking down and warning parents.  


Colorectal Cancer Striking Younger People

Millennials and Gen Xers are part of this alarming trend, but doctors can’t explain it. CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports.


The Hidden Disease For Many Women: Hypothyroidism

Some women may wait years before they get a correct diagnosis. CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports.


‘Off Grid’ Unlikely, But You Can Keep Lower Profile Online, Experts Say

Every time you use your phone, you are leaving a trail of digital information. CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports.


New Show ‘Hunted’: Smart Phones, Computers Can Give You Away

CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy talks with experts about how hard it is to disappear in the modern age.


Allergic To Cats? A New Chicago Study Could Have You Purring

CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports a new study underway in Chicago may help end the sneezing and wheezing for good.


Drug To Prevent Migraines Being Researched By Chicago Doctor

It can strike quick and leave you unable to do anything, sometimes for days. Migraines debilitate more than 33 million people nationwide. Now a new clinical study is showing positive results in preventing them.


Avoid Packing These Foods In Your Kid’s Lunchbox

These are a few foods that include high levels of added sodium, sugar and artifically-sweetened drinks.


Dieting Apps Can Help People Lose Weight, Researchers Conclude

The fine print: when the apps are combined with exercise and good nutrition. CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports.


Putting Same-Day Delivery Services To The Test

We’re all in a hurry – especially this time of the year. So what if you could do all of your shopping, never leave home and get the goods before you go to bed?



Worried About Your Child’s Safety Online? Watch This.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Do you know how to keep your kids safe online? FBI cybersecurity experts joined CBS2 today to share advice on protecting and monitoring kids online. Check out the links to below to learn more about checking social media sites like Yik Yak and Kik, warding off online predators, and talking with kids about responsible […]


Housecalls And Virtual Doctor’s Visits: Two New Medical Trends

There are new ways to see the doctor without ever leaving home. CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports.


Could Pink Pill Help Women With Low Sex Drives?

It’s been in the works for years: a pill to help women with low sex drives. Women who’ve tested it love it. So, why hasn’t it been approved? CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy explores the controversy.


‘Radio Shopping Show’ May Be The Best Kept Secret To Get Good Deals

CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy takes a spin on the AM dial.


For LGBTQ Homeless, Life Is Extra Complicated

They walk for hours, ride the train all night and sometimes sleep in alleys or abandoned buildings.


Safety Advocate: Powerful Antibiotics Being Overprescribed

Millions of people are being given powerful antibiotics to treat common infections. Now, as Erin Kennedy reports, one safety advocate is warning that this may be overkill and wants the FDA to do something about it.


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Are Women Better Than Men At Fighting Off Flu?

As CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports, the next time a guy you know gets the flu, you may want to show him a little more sympathy.


Man-Made Diamonds Look Real, Cost Much Less

As CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports, there are advantages to the man-made stones, but there’s also controversy.


Some Employers Now Paying For Egg Freezing Procedure

More women could have the option of freezing their eggs to use later. It’s an expensive process, but as CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports, some employers are now paying for it.


Retail ‘Snap Apps’ Offering Consumers Instant Buying Power

Have you ever seen something in a magazine you just have to have, right now? CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy shows you a few apps that promise to make shopping a whole lot easier.


When Does One Glass Of Wine Become One Glass Too Many?

It’s the way many women relax at the end of a busy day: having a nice glass of wine. But, when does when one glass become one glass too many?


Expert Reveals Biggest Concern About Youngsters And Social Media

CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy speaks with an expert who says parents may be missing the biggest concern facing teens and preteens today.


It’s A Smart Device — And A Piece Of Clothing

CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy tells us what the new high-tech wearables will do for us.


Chemical-Marker Spray Being Touted As Anti-Burglary Solution

Some police agencies have a new weapon to keep people and their property safe and secure. But will the evidence hold up in court? CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy reports.