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
  • Shark Week taking a bite out of Shedd

    CHICAGO — Shark attacks along the North Carolina coastline have been making news across the country. The unprecedented number is the result of a perfect storm of conditions. And shark education is the focus at the Shedd Aquarium’s Shark Week. The Shedd houses the most successful zebra shark breeding program in the country and it’s Wild Reef is home to a half dozen shark breeds. For Shark Week, the Shedd is offering a chance to get up close to the […]

  • Special camp bring out kids’ inner super hero

    LEMONT, Ill. – Super heroes are the idols of childhood, super powered and super strong with the amazing ability to transform the lives of dozens of special needs kids who are participating in super hero camp. All week long, in southwest suburban Lemont, special kids from across the area becoming the superhero of their dreams. From costumes to makeup to even a few stunts, the campers get a chance to take their imagination to new heights and leave the difficulties […]

  • Having fun in the name of science

    CHICAGO — School is out, and if you’re worried about your kids forgetting everything they just learned in school, a Chicago institution might be able to help. WGN’s Amy Rutledge visited the Museum of Science and Industry where kids are trying to stay sharp playing “brain games.” For more info: MSI SUMMER BRAIN GAMES Weekly through Aug. 16 msichicago.org/summerbrain

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    Chicago celebrates Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup win with parade, rally

    CHICAGO –The city of Chicago celebrated the Blackhawks’ third Stanley Cup win in six years with a parade and rally. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville took the stage at the Chicago championship rally to fans yelling “Q” at Soldier Field. Quenneville told fans he’s “never been more proud of a team” then he has been of this year’s Stanley Cup-winning squad. Before Quenneville spoke, the crowd cheered for past members of the Blackhawks, including Bobby Hull, Denis Savard and Tony Esposito. […]

  • Couple to make Stanley Cup centerpiece of wedding

    CHICAGO — Between Jim Anderson and Jeanne Hansen, they have nine jerseys — all autographed — and a house full of Hawks memorabilia. In fact their love of hockey and the Chicago Blackhawks is one of the things that drew the west suburban couple together when they started dating five years ago. And in 2013 after waiting four hours in the hot sun to see the Stanley Cup in Bolingbrook – the Hawks have also changed their future. WGN’s Amy […]

  • Future Blackhawks take training seriously at suburban rink

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. — The Blackhawks’ successes have carved out goals for generations of Chicago area kids. Libor Ustrnuo, former Chicago Wolves and Atlanta Thrashers defensemen, shares his love of the game to those generation as a coach at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills. Ustrnuo played in the NHL and the AHL, in Canada and Europe. He first stepped onto the ice at age 4. “A lot of young kids don’t understand what it takes to become pro hockey […]

  • Hawks fans pay big bucks for the Big Game

    CHICAGO — Most Blackhawks fans will be watching tonight’s game with friends in a living room or local watering hole. Most of us are not willing to shell out the big bucks needed to get a ticket to the United Center, even for standing room only. Early on at the U.C. today there was a quiet buzz. Fans who will not make it inside tonight stopped by just to be a part of the action. But over at Gold Coast […]

  • Meet the girl with rare disease from heart-warming Hawks campaign

    WHEATON, Ill. — For nearly her first year of life, Cammy Babiarz​ was a typical happy baby. Several months later the changes began: Cammy couldn’t sit up, couldn’t feed herself, the babbling slowed. Test results showed nothing. Doctors told her parents all kids develop differently. Then a specialist caught on. Cammy was diagnosed with Rett syndrome, a genetic neurological disorder that affects one in ten thousand — girls almost exclusively. Cammy can’t walk or talk or use her hands. But […]

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    Blackhawks back home for Game 3

    CHICAGO (AP) — Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals is this evening in Chicago. The Blackhawks and Lightning split the opening two games of the best of seven series played in Tampa. Tampa Bay is staying quiet about their starting goaltender. Ben Bishop participated in the morning skate, but he offered no clues about his availability for Monday night’s game. After deflecting a series of questions, Bishop said he felt like Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who is […]

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