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.

“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

Overcoming Barriers By Disabilities Through The Nora Project

Nora’s Project connects the children. The children do the rest. Focusing on their similarities, not their differences.

06/13/2018

Retired Police Officer Honored For His Bravery During Armed Carjacking

Armed carjackers targeted a senior citizen who says they picked the wrong guy. The retired police officer pulled his trigger first.

06/12/2018

Murder Of Elderly Woman Being Investigated

An 81-year-old woman found dead Sunday on Chicago’s Far South Side was decapitated, police said.

06/11/2018

Logan Square Carjacking Victim: ‘There Were 3 Guns Pointed At Me’

A carjacking victim is telling is frightening story after being held at gunpoint on Chicago’s North side.

06/06/2018

5-Year-Old Critically Injured In Ford Heights Shooting

Police are investigating after a 5-year-old child was critically hurt in a shooting in south suburban Ford Heights.

06/05/2018

Funeral Procession For Fallen CFD Diver Juan Bucio Draws Hundreds

Hundreds of people gathered around a flag-draped coffin of Chicago Fire Department’s rescue diver, Juan Bucio as family and friends remembered the father of two.

06/04/2018

This Weekend Kicks Off Festival Season In Chicago

It’s the first weekend in June and that means it’s the official start of festival season in Chicago.

06/01/2018

Drug Provides New Hope In Fight Against Opioid Dependence

A new report from the American Medical Association shows prescriptions for opioids are down, while the public is more informed than ever on the dangers of the drugs, which include painkillers, heroin, and fentanyl—all of which can prove lethal.

05/31/2018

Dixon Resource Officer Speaks Out After School Shooting

Dixon High School Resource Officer, Mark Dallas, is speaking out following the Dixon High School shooting.

05/29/2018

Cool Breezes Cancel Predicted High Temperatures

Although much hotter in the western suburbs, the record high temperatures never materialized on Memorial Day.

05/28/2018

Officials Issue Water Safety Reminder As Beaches, Pools Open

Chicago beaches opened today and officials are reminding those heading to the beach this weekend to take extra precautions.

05/25/2018

Field Museum Acquires World’s Largest Dinosaur

The Chicago Field Museum acquired a new dinosaur Wednesday. Maximo the Titanosaurus is the world’s largest dinosaur, standing at 122 feet from head to tail.

05/23/2018

Uptick In Armed Robberies Has Chicago’s North Side on Edge

Police said at least eight armed robberies have been reported in North Side neighborhoods during the past week.

05/21/2018

Accused Dixon Shooter Remains in Jail On $2 Million Bond

A Lee County Judge Friday denied a request from the attorney of accused Dixon shooter Matthew Milby’s attorney to reduce his $2 million bond. 

Milby, 19, appeared in court via video from jail to face three charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm. He has been in jail since Thursday, since being released from the hospital for minor injuries he sustained during a shootout with school resource officer Mark Dallas. 

05/18/2018

Laurel Or Yanny? It’s All Perception

A simple question posted on Instagram has everyone moving in to give a listen.

05/16/2018

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