Amy Rutledge is a WGN News reporter for WGN Evening News, effective September 2013. Amy joined WGN-TV in January of 2005 as a general assignment reporter. The next year she became the evening anchor at CLTV while continuing her reporting duties. In May 2008, she took a brief break from Chicago and moved to Shanghai, China where she helped launch Shanghai’s first and only English speaking newscast. Amy served as the stations managing editor, talk show host, political reporter, and occasional evening anchor traveling between Shanghai and Beijing. In April 2010 she came back to Chicago and WGN-TV.

Prior to WGN-TV, Amy spent three years as the morning anchor and investigative reporter at WATE in Knoxville, Tennessee. She also worked as a reporter, anchor, and weather forecaster at KVBC in Las Vegas, Nevada; a reporter, anchor, and producer at WEHT in Evansville, Indiana; a reporter and producer at KRNV in Reno, Nevada; and a producer at WSIL-TV in Marion, Illinois.

Amy graduated from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and Media Arts. She also studied Meteorology at Mississippi State University. She was born and raised in Schaumburg, Illinois and is a graduate of Schaumburg H.S.

While in China, Amy studied Mandarin and the Chinese culture. She currently speaks at a conversational level but hopes to one day become fluent. When not at work, Amy is an avid runner, and has completed over a dozen marathons, half marathons and triathlons. Amy is an animal advocate and loves to travel.

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    Group provides girl time – and care – to women fighting cancer

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    Believers flock to Wrigleyville for a holy day- and game day

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    Cubs fan refuses to shave half of his head until World Series win

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    Barber makes Chicago legends and celebs look sharp

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    Cubs championship gear flying off shelves

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    Superfan’s top 3 loves: Wife, kids, and Cubbies

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    Fans cautiously optimistic as Cubs head to playoffs

    WGN’s Amy Rutledge and Erik Runge took a trip to Wrigleyville to see how Cubs fans are feeling as their team heads into the playoffs. Here’s what Erik wrote about the atmosphere: Even hours before the first pitch, you could feel something special in the air around Wrigley. Expectations are high. The feeling inside the bars on the Cubs’ chances this year is about the same on the outside: cautious optimism. Some are more nervous than others. Confidence and the […]