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
  • South Elgin vet helps dog with 3 broken legs who was thrown from overpass

    SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — Dr. Adam Conroy has seen a lot of injured animals at his South Elgin vet practice, but one in particular topped the list. Seven-month-old Trinity had three broken legs when she was found Sunday afternoon on I-24 in Eddyville, Ky., near the Illinois border. “The gentleman said she was lying flat right in the middle of the road at the overpass he had said someone must have thrown her over the over pass for her to […]

  • Police investigating after 3 people found dead in Winfield home

    WINFIELD, Ill. — Police say three bodies were found inside a home in west suburban Winfield Monday morning. A neighbor called 911  around 6 a.m. after hearing a dog barking in a home in the 500 block of Jefferson, near Manchester. “The dog was sitting there shaking,” Earls said.  “I looked in the house.  All the lights were on nothing, no activity.  I was pounding on the door, ringing the doorbell.  We called their house.” Eventually her husband looked in the […]

  • ‘Thoughts and prayers’ in the wake of a tragedy: Chicago’s religious community weighs in

    CHICAGO — After each and every tragedy like the school shooting in, there’s a common phrase we use,  hear and see,  in comment threads and headlines,”my thoughts and prayers” are with you. It is a phrase that’s causing a firestorm among politicians, many who are more than frustrated with ongoing gun violence. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings called on congress to take action tweeting “History will not look kindly upon those elected officials who failed to act in the face of […]

  • Woman ready to sell house finds family living in it; Family may have been part of fake lease scam

    WGN News Exclusive LANSING, Ill. — A woman who was ready to sell her vacant home found a family living in it, and that family said they have been paying rent, but they may have been part of a fake lease scam. Since 2004, Nilam Patel has owned a home on Park Avenue in Lansing, Ill. The house has been vacant for the last five years, but in February, Patel put it on the market to sell. Last week, she […]

  • Family wants answers after missing 18-year-old from Mount Greenwood found dead

    CHICAGO — An 18-year-old woman who was reported missing in Mount Greenwood has been found dead by police. Karalynn McNicholas was found outside a home on the 6000 block of South Maplewood Avenue, in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood Friday morning. McNicholas was last seen leaving her home near 111th Street and Central Park in Mount Greenwood around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The 18-year-old nursing student was supposed to go out with a friend, but according to family, they talked with that […]

  • Husband of woman killed during South Side police chase speaks out

    CHICAGO — The husband of a woman killed by a car fleeing from a traffic stop is speaking out. David Brown says his wife Julia Callaway, 55, left their Chatham house Thursday to pick up their 2-year-old granddaughter from daycare by 6:30 p.m. But while walking there, Callaway was struck at 79th and South Lafayette by a speeding car that drove away from officers during a nearby traffic stop. Witnesses say the car was traveling at about 80 mph down […]

  • Massive manhunt continues after ATF agent shot in Back of the Yards

    CHICAGO — Authorities are searching for suspects in a shooting that critically wounded an ATF agent early Friday. The agent was ambushed while investigating illegal guns in the Back of the Yards neighborhood about 3:15 a.m. Friday. He was shot in his face and nearly lost an eye, officials said. He remained in the hospital Friday night but is expected to recover. Local and federal police searched homes and executed multiple search warrants Friday near the 4500 block of South […]

  • Construction underway on new community center in Pullman neighborhood

    CHICAGO — A sprawling new community center is now under construction in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood. Once completed, the 135,000 square foot facility will offer year-round sports, educational and cultural programming. It’ll have three indoor playing fields and surfaces for basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, and football. Plus, there will also be flexible space for community events, exhibitions, classrooms, and tournaments.  

  • Trump reveals Cohen is representing him in Stormy Daniels case

    WASHINGTON — In a 30-minute phone interview with “Fox & Friends”  Thursday,  President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time that attorney Michael Cohen represents him in the Stormy Daniels case. President Trump earlier this month denied any knowledge of a $130,000 payment that was arranged by Cohen and is the subject of a federal investigation, telling reporters on Air Force One he didn’t know about the payment or where Cohen got the money. Earlier this month, FBI agents raided […]

  • Employees at Chicago-area Twin Peaks say they were graded on looks, forced to wear lingerie

    ORLAND PARK, Ill. — Former employees at a suburban Twin Peaks restaurant have filed federal complaints claiming the company forced them to line up for weekly body evaluations and wear revealing lingerie. EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains images that some may deem graphic The complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission allege sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Former Orland Park employees claim Twin Peaks — a Dallas-based chain that also has locations in Wheeling, Warrenville and Oak Brook Terrace — hires […]