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Courtney Gousman is an Emmy-nominated journalist who joined the WGN/ CLTV family in July of 2014. It’s a return to the Tribune family for this former CLTV intern.

Courtney currently serves as the sole Midday Anchor for CLTV News, delivering live coverage of breaking events happening in Chicagoland and around the world, throughout the day. She also contributes special reports for WGN News, educating the community on little known-facts and shedding light on issues that are often overlooked.

Prior to her time at WGN & CLTV, Courtney reported for WBBM-TV in Chicago, where she won a 2014 Illinois Associated Press Award. Courtney also spent time at St. Louis’ KSDK-TV as an Anchor/Reporter, bringing home a Missouri Broadcaster’s Award.

Among her first on-air positions, Courtney spent time at WEHT-TV in Evansville, IN and KRCG-TV in Jefferson City, MO.

Courtney launched into broadcasting during her freshman year of college, while enrolled in the Scripps-Howard School of Journalism at Hampton University, working as a DJ for WHOV-FM in Hampton, VA.

Courtney is proud of her south side roots— growing up in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood. She’s also honored to be an alum of Whitney Young High School on the city’s west side.

Courtney is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, and has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

She’s a self-proclaimed “foodie,” who loves to cook and explore new restaurants with her husband. Courtney’s also very active on social media, and loves to connect with people on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Follow Courtney on Instagram: @newzgirl


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