Dana Rebik

Dana joined WGN-TV in 2014 as a reporter. Prior to WGN-TV she worked at Fox, CBS and ABC affiliates in Seattle, Memphis and Oregon.

An Emmy nominated reporter, Rebik’s investigative work has resulted in tightening DUI laws, strengthening state day care licensing regulations after a baby’s death and uncovering security flaws within the state prison system. Dana has also won numerous awards for her work from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Rebik graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor’s in Journalism, Broadcast News and Political Science. She is originally from Chicago, and is thrilled to return to her home town of as a part of the WGN-TV news team. When she’s not working, Dana enjoys cooking, skiing and spending time with her husband and two children.


Recent Articles
  • Controversial music video filmed during massive Chicago block party

    CHICAGO — A Father’s Day picnic turned into an out of control block party on the Near West Side, and it became the backdrop for a music video featuring guns, alcohol, gang signs and young children. About 1,000 people took part in the annual block party near Touhy-Herbert Park, two blocks west of the United Center. The music video being filmed was for the Chicago rap group 24 Money Gang. Kyro McGowan of Elgin shot and edited the video that shows […]

  • City prepares for busy weekend: Pride Parade, NHL Draft and more

    CHICAGO — The city is preparing for a busy weekend filled with all kinds of events. One of the biggest is Sunday’s Gay Pride Parade. The four-mile parade begins at Montrose and Broadway, then goes to Halsted, ending on Sheridan in Lincoln Park. The parade is expected to last about two-and-a-half hours and draw up to 1 million people. “I’m really excited because it’s going to be great weather. It’s the best day to be who I am, and my […]

  • Group protests health care bill proposal in downtown Chicago

    Republicans and Democrats are got their first look today at the GOP Senate leadership’s plan to overhaul Obamacare. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the bill today. It will end the medicaid expansion under Obamacare and remove the mandate requiring all Americans to have health insurance or face a penalty. The Senate plan would also roll back many of the Affordable Care Act’s taxes on businesses and wealthier Americans. Democrats accuse republicans of trying to rush the process. A group […]

  • 2 children injured in separate shootings in Gary

    GARY, Ind. —   Two children were hurt in separate shootings, less than a mile apart in Gary, Indiana last night. 8-year-old Harmoni Horton was hit while eating pizza in her at her grandparents’ house in the 2100 block of East Chase Ave. A shot pierced the back door and struck her left side, damaging a lung, her kidneys and intestines. Two more bullets shattered a window and hit a pipe. Hours later, 9-year-old Devin Marshall was shot in his doorway […]

  • Woman followed into building, sexually assaulted in middle of the day

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted in her apartment building in the middle of the day. Police say the 26-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk in the 3400 block of West Irving Park near Kimball in  the city’s Albany Park neighborhood around 1 p.m. Wednesday.  Police say a Hispanic man followed her into her building, pulled out a knife, knocked her down and sexually assaulted her. The suspect is described as […]

  • Pregnant woman dragged across parking lot after diving into car to stop thieves

    HAMMOND, Ind. — A pregnant woman was dragged across a gas station parking lot in Hammond, Indiana by two thieves who stole her car. Selena Gonzalez is just two weeks away from her due date and was at the Hammond Mobile Station on Hohman Avenue Thursday night. “I was standing at the register and as soon as I was walking out, they hopped in,” Gonzalez said. Security video says two black teens, one in a white T-shirt and jeans, the […]

  • Mother shot by paintball gun while waiting for Red Line

    A mother endured a frightening experience when she was shot in the face with a paintball gun while waiting for a train Thursday night. Malika Abdujnaed and her 8-year-old son were waiting at the CTA Red Line at the 79th and Dan Ryan station.  They were on the platform when Malika suddenly felt a stinging pain on the right side of her jaw. She thought she’d been hit by a bullet. “I was holding my face,” she said. “I thought […]

  • Man and dog killed in suspicious fire in suburbs

    DUNDEE TOWNSHIP, Ill —    A fatal house fire is being treated as suspicious in the far northwest suburbs. Flames tore through a home early yesterday on Richardson Dr in East Dundee Township. Investigators sifted through the charred remains today. Firefighters found the bodies of a still unidentified person and a dog inside. A neighbor believes it was a man in his 30s, who lived there, and his pit bull. Kane County authorities are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious […]

  • Grandmother of 10 faces ICE officials, avoids detainment – for now

    CHICAGO — A grandmother, fearful of deportation, reported to immigration officials today.  Supporters rallied as she answered a federal order while in Chicago, a sanctuary city. 67-year-old Genoveva Ramirez received an order two weeks ago to appear before ICE officials today. The grandmother of 10 has lived in the Chicago area for nearly two decades. She has no criminal history, but as an undocumented immigrant is worried about being deported given recent changes to immigration laws under the Trump administration. […]

  • Disabled man shot and killed while playing basketball near his home

    CHICAGO — A disabled man was shot in the head and killed Monday as he played basketball in a park near his Washington Heights home that his family says he went to every day. Witnesses say there was a group of people in the park near 98th and Wallace on the South Side when gunfire rang out, but 20-year-old Jervon Morris was the only person shot. His family and police do not believe he was targeted, but rather that whoever fired those shots was […]