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
  • Chicago religious communities protest against Charlottesville violence

    CHICAGO — Members of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities, as well as Mexican immigrants rallied downtown Monday afternoon to speak out against the violence and hate that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., this weekend. “This weekend people shouting religious slogans, shouting Nazi slogans, carrying symbols of hate descended on our country,” one of the religious leaders said. On Monday, the interfaith community came together, united as one. “We are all standing here as people of faith to say no to […]

  • Hundreds protest in Chicago after violent, deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia

    CHICAGO —  From Millennium Park to Trump Tower, hundreds of protesters took to Chicago’s streets to denounce violence and racism Sunday afternoon, a day after a white nationalist rally in Virginia turned deadly. The protests were in response to violence erupting at the rally in Charlottsville, VA Saturday as white supremacists clashed with counter-protesters and a car plowed through the crowd, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring at least 19 others.  Hundreds of protesters met at Millennium Park Sunday afternoon […]

  • Witnesses stop convicted sex offender from abducting boy in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK, Ill. — In the northwest suburbs, frightening moments as a man tries to run-off with a young boy. Police say a potential kidnapping was averted when witnesses stepped in. “I was shaking going to cry. It was so scary I freaked out,” said Mikayla Ramirez, kidnapping witness. Ramirez and her sister Cat saw the whole thing. Around 12:45 p.m. at Olson Park, across from their home near Clay and Bagley in Woodstock, a little boy was snatched from his bike. […]

  • Chicago cop’s fatal shooting of teen ‘unprovoked’ and ‘unwarranted’, IPRA says

    CHICAGO  — Chicago’s police watchdog agency has determined the 2012 fatal shooting of a 15-year-old by an officer was “unprovoked” and “unwarranted.” The Independent Police Review Authority issued its ruling late Thursday in a rare decision. A Chicago police officer shot and killed Dakota Bright in November 2012 behind a home near 67th and south Indiana in the Park Manor neighborhood. A little over a year ago, the city of Chicago settled with the Bright’s family for about $1 million. […]

  • 1 fatally shot, 1 arrested after police-involved shooting on Bishop Ford

    CHICAGO – One person was shot and killed and another person was arrested after a carjacking that led to a pursuit and police-involved shooting on the Bishop Ford. Police said the incident started Tuesday afternoon around 2:20 p.m. with a carjacking in Hazel Crest, leading to a chase by Dolton police. The suspects jumped out of the car while on the Bishop Ford, near 130th. “It was an elderly person who the vehicle was taken from at gunpoint. It’s my understanding […]

  • CPS lays off more than 950 staff, including 356 teachers; new budget delayed

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools announced Monday morning the district plans to lay off over 950 staff members, including more than 350 teachers. According to the plan,  600 support staff positions will be eliminated, mostly in high schools. Additionally, 356 teachers will be let go, with 240 at the elementary level and 116 in high schools. The Board of Education says this number of layoffs is actually the lowest since 2007, as last year the district cut more than 1,000 […]

  • Man with box cutter robbed woman on CTA Green Line, police say

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are asking for help identifying a man they said robbed a woman at a CTA train station. Police released surveillance photos that were taken on a CTA Green Line train on July 24 around 9 a.m. Police said the woman was on the train when she was approached by the offender near the Roosevelt stop. The offender was armed with a box cutter and forcibly took the woman’s purse and then exited the train at the […]

  • NU professor wanted in Chicago man’s murder arrested in California

    CHICAGO — A Northwestern University professor suspected in the stabbing death of a Chicago man has been arrested in California, police said. CPD confirms Northwestern professor and Oxford employee wanted in fatal stabbing now in custody in Oakland, CA @WGNNews — Dana Rebik (@DanaRebikWGN) August 5, 2017 Wyndham Lathem was being sought in the bizarre slaying of Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, 26, whose body was found stabbed several times inside Lathem’s Chicago apartment on July 27. First-degree murder warrants have been […]

  • Northwestern professor sent video to friends, family apologizing for involvement in murder: police

    CHICAGO  — A Northwestern University professor suspected in the stabbing death of a Chicago man sent a video to friends and relatives apologizing for his involvement in a crime that he called the “biggest mistake of my life,” raising concern among investigators that he might kill himself. “We are trying to keep this from becoming more tragic than it already is,” Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Friday. He asked that anyone who either is with Wyndham Lathem or […]

  • Northwestern professor sought in fatal stabbing considered ‘armed and dangerous’

    CHICAGO — An arrest warrant has been issued for a Northwestern associate professor and a University of Oxford employee in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in a Near North Side apartment. Neighbors say he was dating the victim. Police are looking for 42-year-old Wyndham Lathem, who is a microbiology researcher and associate professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine on the Chicago campus. Police say last Thursday around 8:30 p.m., a maintenance worker at Lathem’s apartment […]