Amy Rutledge
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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, ½ marathons. and triathlons. Amy is an animal advocate and loves to travel.

Recent Articles
  • David Bowie fans: This museum exhibit is for you

    Hundreds of David Bowie memorabilia will be on display in Chicago starting next week. WGN’s Amy Rutledge provides us with a sneak peak of what fans can check out. More info: David Bowie Is Sept. 23rd – Jan. 4th Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave Tickets – $25

  • The crazy things people leave behind at airports

    Checked baggage can cost air travelers a lot of money but that doesn’t prevent some people from leaving their luggage behind. WGN’s Amy Rutledge checks out some of the loot TSA agents see on a regular basis.

  • Preview of Lincoln Square Apple Fest

  • A look inside the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market

    You may not have been able to decorate your patio or backyard the way you wanted to this year, but it’s never too early to plan for next year. WGN’s Amy Rutledge took a look at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market.

  • Skydive Chicago hosts U.S. Parachute Association’s national championship

    Look, up in the sky: It’s a bird; it’s a plane; it’s people jumping out of planes — all competing for big money. Skydive Chicago is playing host to the U.S. Parachute Association’s national championship this week. WGN’s Amy Rutledge traveled out to Ottawa, Illinois where hundreds of skydivers are taking the plunge.

  • Disney on Ice skates into Chicago

    The house that Michael Jordan built- is now housing a new cast of characters from the Magic Kingdom Disney on Ice is back in town at the United Center, bringing with it princesses and heroes. WGN’s Amy Rutledge has more.   Disney On Ice: Princesses & Heroes Through Sept. 14th United Center Tickets start at $13 – for tickets and show times (800-745-3000) – for more information

  • Cheers to the 29th annual Berghoff Oktoberfest in Chicago

    For the first time in 29 years, the annual Berghoff Oktoberfest got off to a soggy start. But the brats must go on – the grill. Nearly 6,000 will be grilled by the end of Chicago’s oldest and biggest Oktoberfest. More info: 29th Annual Berghoff Oktoberfest John C. Kluczynski Federal Plaza Sept. 10, 11, 12 11a – 9p Free admission

  • 8 designers unite for style, charity

    A 5400 square foot, three story home on Chicago’s North Side may be the most intricately designed in the city. Gracious House is the work of eight – usually competing designers – who have come together to show off the latest in high end and casual comfort. The two months of work culminate when the doors open this week. All the glam helps to help end child abuse across the U.S. Gracious House Designer Showcase 4035 N. Hermitage Ave. Chicago […]

  • Protect, serve and tweet: Suburban PD finds success with social media

    When Deputy Chief Andy Johnson helped launch Hanover Park Police Dept’s social media program one year ago, the idea was to get the public more involved in community policing, safety and to create an open police department. Its reach even surprised him. “A homicide occurred in a neighboring community and we distributed a bulletin for that,” he said. “We received over 90,000 views in a very short time.” Today the department operates multiple pages on Facebook, a YouTube channel, law […]

  • Monkeying Around: Lincoln Park Zoo offers sneak peek at new exhibit

    Sure many of us may hate the snowy, cold Chicago weather, but the Lincoln Park Zoo’s incoming residents will be a perfect fit for our white winters. This fall, nine Japanese Macaque’s – aka snow monkeys -will move into the new Regenstein Macaque Forest currently under construction at the Lincoln Park Soo. Four males and five females will frolic through 7400 feet of outdoor space and another 3500 square feet behind the scenes.   The Lincoln Park Zoo is one of […]


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