Roseanne Tellez

tellez Roseanne TellezReporter Roseanne Tellez,  who joined CBS 2 Chicago in 2004, has been a fixture in Illinois news since the 90s.

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She also serves as a general assignment reporter for the afternoon newscasts at 5 PM and 6 PM.

She joined the station after 14 years at WGN-TV (1990-2004), the last nine of which she served as news anchor. Previously, Tellez worked at WTLV-TV in Jacksonville, Fla. (1988-90) as a general assignment reporter. Prior to that, she served as an anchor and a general assignment reporter at KQTV in St. Joseph, Missouri.


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Tellez won an Emmy Award while at WGN for her contributions to a half-hour special called “Hero Street,” a program that featured one street in Silvas, Illinois that lost five boys in World War II.

Tellez is originally from the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. She dedicates much of her personal time to supporting the fight against muscular dystrophy, a cause very close to her heart. She hosted the local Muscular Dystrophy Association’s telethons in 2002 and 2003, as well as fundraisers in 2005 and 2006.

She participated in the planning of the Randy Salerno Celebrity Golf Outing in memory of her co-anchor and longtime friend. The event benefited Randy’s alma maters, Crystal Lake South High School and Illinois State University.

Tellez earned her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California. She lives in Chicago with her three children.

230 Pit Bull Attacks Reported In Cook County During Past 8 Months

A pit bull attacked two women Wednesday night in a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. A neighbor who witnessed the attack struck the dog with a shovel, giving the women time to get to a safe place, police said.

08/09/2018

Roscoe Village Eyes More Cameras Around The Neighborhood

Residents think the cameras can help Chicago police and hopefully serve as a deterrent to more crime.

08/08/2018

Two Portage Toddlers Struck By Freight Train

A two-year-old girl is fighting for her life tonight after being struck by a freight train. 

08/07/2018

Two Toddlers Hit By Train In Portage; Boy Killed, Girl Critically Injured

A 3-year-old boy was killed and his 2-year-old sister was critically injured when they were hit by a freight train Tuesday morning in Portage, Ind.

08/07/2018

Crumbling Apartment Resident: ‘I Didn’t Know If The Building Would Collapse’

The property owner was in court for numerous violations.

08/01/2018

Unfinished Bike Lane Alarms Bicyclists

One newly-installed bike lane connecting the lakefront to the Chicago Loop seems to be causing more confusion and less convenience.

07/27/2018

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Child Playing With Lighter Caused Prospect Heights Condo Fire

Fire investigators say the fire that tore through an apartment complex in Prospect Heights last week was started by a child playing with a lighter. 

07/26/2018

Who Gets What In The New CPS Capital Budget?

Critics say it gives too much to some, and nothing to others.

07/25/2018

Witness: Viral Video Of Man Taking Baseball Meant For Kid Only Shows Part Of The Story

A man is fearing for his life after a video went viral on social media showing what appears to be the man taking a baseball away from a kid.

07/23/2018

Bucktown Carjackings Rattle Residents

“It freaks you out. It makes you question whether you want to stay in the city or not.”

07/20/2018

DCFS Investigating Amid Migrant Children Abuse Allegations

Child advocates say if recent allegations of mistreatment are true, the children still in the facilities could be at risk.

07/18/2018

Migrant Children Allegedly ‘Dragged, Yelled At, And Threatened’ In Chicago Immigration Shelter

Stunning allegations have been released surrounding the treatment of migrant children while they were held in Chicago.

07/17/2018

Beloved Floral Shop Owner Victim Of Deadly Hit-Run In Belmont-Cragin

A popular businessman is killed by a hit-and-run driver, left to die in the street in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.

07/16/2018

Suspicious Blaze Sends Four Firefighters To The Hospital

This was the seventh fire in the Hegewisch neighborhood since July 6.

07/14/2018

Vice President Mike Pence In Chicago To Promote Tax Cuts, Support Rep. Peter Roskam

Pence spent part of the day on the campaign trail raising money for 6th District Congressman Peter Roskam.

07/13/2018

Two More Brazilian Children Are Reunited With Their Parents

The fathers were in government custody when a judge ordered the reunifications.

07/12/2018

The Clock Is Ticking: Gov. Works To Reunite 2 Brazilian Boys By Thursday Deadline

The clock is ticking. It has been 48 hours since a 16-year old, who was in court today, and another nine-year-old, saw their fathers.

07/11/2018

Mother And Child Reunion In Chicago For Brazilian Woman, Son

Paixao and her son will now return to Massachusetts where she’s been staying with family friends since her release.

07/05/2018

Hero Saved Man From Burning Car, Serves As Grand Marshal For Aurora Parade

Jose Martinez was honored to be the Grand Marshal for the parade.  “I got to admit, it feels good. It was nice,” Martinez said.

07/04/2018

About 50 Immigrant Children Separated At Border Being Held In Chicago

A Brazilian mom is hoping to be reunited with her son this week in Chicago. This comes one week after another Brazilian mom, Lidia Souza, was reunited with her 9-year-old son Diogo. The case with 10-year-old Diego is almost identical.

07/03/2018

Backlash Over Firing Of Animal Control Director

The firing of the director of Chicago’s Animal Care and Control is being protested.

07/02/2018

Jury Awards Jacques Rivera $17M After Being Framed By CPD

At the center of the case, former gang crimes detective Reynaldo Guevara, who has a long history of fabricating and withholding evidence.

06/29/2018

Immigrant Mom, Son Reunited In Chicago

Souza was in court Thursday morning as her attorneys argued that mother and child should be together.

06/28/2018

Riverside Police Donate Sick Days To Officer Battling Cancer

As CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports Chris Kudla, a father of two and Riverside Police Officer, was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer late last year.

06/27/2018

Family, Friends Mourn Death Of Suburban Softball Coach Killed In Hit-And-Run

Friends and family are mourning the sudden loss of a young suburban softball coach, struck down by a car and left for dead on the side of the road in a hit-and-run accident.

06/25/2018

“We’re On A Scavenger Hunt”: Reuniting Migrant Children With Parents

 66 migrant children taken from their parents were brought to Chicago under the administration’s Zero Tolerance policy.

06/22/2018

Durbin Visits Separated Migrant Children In Care Of Chicago Charity

The Heartland Alliance is providing care for 66 children brought to Chicago in the last few weeks, specifically because of the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy.

06/22/2018

Taking Care Of Undocumented Children In Chicago

“It is left to nonprofit organizations, including church organizations, to help pick up the pieces.”

06/21/2018

Trial Begins For Lawsuit Over 2015 Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Quintonio LeGrier

 Jurors heard opening statements at the Daley Center Monday in a wrongful death case against the Chicago Police Department and Officer Robert Rialmo, in the shooting death of 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier in 2015.

06/18/2018

U.S. Coast Guard Issues Boat Safety Reminders

In 2017, 658 boaters died on the nation’s waterways. There were 15 deaths in Illinois. 76% drowned, and of those deaths, more than 84% were not wearing life jackets.

06/15/2018

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