Reporter Roseanne Tellez, who joined CBS 2 Chicago in 2004, has been a fixture in Illinois news since the 90s.
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.
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.
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.
Residents think the cameras can help Chicago police and hopefully serve as a deterrent to more crime.
A two-year-old girl is fighting for her life tonight after being struck by a freight train.
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.
The property owner was in court for numerous violations.
One newly-installed bike lane connecting the lakefront to the Chicago Loop seems to be causing more confusion and less convenience.
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.
Critics say it gives too much to some, and nothing to others.
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.
“It freaks you out. It makes you question whether you want to stay in the city or not.”
Child advocates say if recent allegations of mistreatment are true, the children still in the facilities could be at risk.
Stunning allegations have been released surrounding the treatment of migrant children while they were held in Chicago.
A popular businessman is killed by a hit-and-run driver, left to die in the street in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.
This was the seventh fire in the Hegewisch neighborhood since July 6.
Pence spent part of the day on the campaign trail raising money for 6th District Congressman Peter Roskam.
The fathers were in government custody when a judge ordered the reunifications.
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.
Paixao and her son will now return to Massachusetts where she’s been staying with family friends since her release.
Jose Martinez was honored to be the Grand Marshal for the parade. “I got to admit, it feels good. It was nice,” Martinez said.
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.
The firing of the director of Chicago’s Animal Care and Control is being protested.
At the center of the case, former gang crimes detective Reynaldo Guevara, who has a long history of fabricating and withholding evidence.
Souza was in court Thursday morning as her attorneys argued that mother and child should be together.
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.
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.
66 migrant children taken from their parents were brought to Chicago under the administration’s Zero Tolerance policy.
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.
“It is left to nonprofit organizations, including church organizations, to help pick up the pieces.”
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.
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.