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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.

You can find Courtney reporting the last breaking news on WGN Morning News. She previously served 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

Recent Articles
  • 1 dead, 3 injured in Northwest Side shooting

    CHICAGO — One person was killed and three others injured in a shooting on the Northwest Side early Tuesday. The shooting happened about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of West Belmont Avenue, according to the Chicago Police Department. Detectives believe the incident stemmed from a fight between two groups at a gas station. Both groups arrived in separate cars, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. A fight escalated. Detectives are viewing surveillance video. A 25-year-old man was killed. Two […]

  • Illinois governor gets hearing on reinstating death penalty

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An Illinois House committee will take up Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to reinstate the death penalty in certain cases. The House Judiciary-Criminal Committee meets Monday for testimony on Rauner’s proposals.  Rauner added the death penalty in an amendatory veto of legislation that would extend the waiting period for delivery of assault weapons to 72 hours. Rauner’s changes included imposing 72 hours’ wait for all guns, a ban on bump stocks that speed rifle firing, authorizing confiscation of weapons […]

  • CTA getting new high-definition cameras for downtown stops

    CHICAGO — Smile, you’re on Candid Camera, Chicago Transit Authority-style. CTA President Dorval Carter tells the Chicago Tribune that work crews have started installing new high-definition cameras at downtown stops as well as extra lighting as part of a five-year $33 million modernization project. Carter says by the end of the year all 33,000 cameras across the “L” system will be high-definition — a change that will mean police investigating crimes on the CTA will have access to sharper images than ever […]

  • Group of activists call for reform in Chicago Police Department

    CHICAGO — Activists are sharing their demands for changes to the Chicago Police Department. In March, a judge decided a coalition of community groups should have a say in the reform process of police tactics. In exchange, the groups had to put several lawsuits against the city on hold. Community groups including Black Lives Matter, The Chicago Urban League and the NAACP shared their requests Tuesday. Their top demands are related to use of force by police to eliminate what […]

  • Missing 3-month-old girl believed to be in danger, police say

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are searching for a missing 3-month-old girl who may be in danger. Royalty Wolf was last seen Monday night, with her biological mother, Mikequera Randolph, near the 1500 block of South Avers. The mother was in the middle of a supervised visit with Royalty when they both went missing. The visit was being monitored. The child was wearing pink pajamas. Mikequera was wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and has a tattoo on her chest of a […]

  • Employee robbed at gunpoint at Quartino restaurant in River North

    CHICAGO — A near North Side restaurant was robbed at gunpoint overnight. Around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, a man walked into tan unlocked side door of Quartino, located at 626 N State Street in River North, as a bartender counted the evening’s receipts. He pulled a gun, announced the robbery and got away with money. The man made his getaway in a tan vehicle with a smashed grill and a driver’s side window covered with tape. Police say he got away with […]

  • Man and teen robbed at gunpoint in South Loop

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for two people who robbed a man and a teenager at gunpoint in the South Loop. The 20-year-old and 16-year-old were walking to their car in the 800 Block of South Wabash Avenue just before 2 a.m. One of the victims is a local college student. Police say two other men approached them, showed them a gun and demanded their belongings. The robbers got away with their phones and keys, and drove off in a […]

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Burnside shooting

    CHICAGO – One person was killed and another person was critically injured after a shooting in the Burnside neighborhood. The shooting happened on the 9100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 41-year-old Derrick Smith, of Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. The woman who was shot is at the University of Chicago, in critical condition. Police said she was shot multiple times. Several relatives showed up at the […]

  • Woman in wheelchair, Chicago police officer critically injured in fire

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a disabled woman who was trapped inside a bedroom during a house fire and a police sergeant who tried to save her are in critical condition. Police say the fire broke out in a two-story home at 79th & Muskegon around 3 a.m. Wednesday. When police arrived they learned that a woman in a wheel chair was inside a bedroom. He says the sergeant rushed in the house but was unable to break down the door […]

  • 2 seriously injured in Little Village house fire

    CHICAGO — Two people were seriously injured from a house fire on the West Side. The fire started just after 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of West 24th Street in Little Village. A neighbor says a woman and an elderly man were the two people injured. Both were transported to hospitals in serious to critical condition. The neighbor also says a landlord helped people get to safety. Firefighters went to nearby houses and forced people to leave their […]