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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


Recent Articles
  • Northwestern Wildcats return home after dream season comes to an end

    EVANSTON, Ill. –  The Northwestern Basketball team returned home to Evanston early Sunday after their historic run came to an end in Utah.  The team’s buses pulled onto campus at about 1 a.m. and there was no fanfare or cheering fans to welcome them.   It the end of their dream season but the Wildcats didn’t go down without a fight. After trailing by as many as 22 points, Northwestern clawed back to within five on a 23-8 run with less […]

  • ‘Distraught’ off-duty Chicago cop turns self in after 12-hour standoff on NW Side: sources

    CHICAGO — A “distraught” off-duty Chicago officer turned himself into police after a 12-hour standoff on the city’s Northwest Side, according to police sources. The Chicago Police Department SWAT team was called in just before 11:40 p.m. Tuesday to the 6500 block of North Onarga for a stand-off situation in Chicago’s Edison Park neighborhood. Police were called about a distraught man in a vehicle. The man surrendered to police at about 11:20 a.m. Wednesday and is now in custody. Sources say the […]

  • Twin sisters, father killed in domestic incident in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. — 16-year-old twin sisters Brittany and Tiffany Coffland were found shot to death in a St. Charles condo Friday night, along with their father, Randall Coffland, police confirmed Saturday. The girls’ mother, Anjum Coffland, was also shot and injured in what police are describing as a domestic disturbance. A memorial set up outside the condo is growing by the minute. Flowers, candles, and hand-drawn signs remember Brittany and Tiffany Coffland, who were juniors at St. Charles East […]

  • Case of mumps suspected at CPS elementary school

    CHICAGO – One case of mumps is suspected at school on the North Side of Chicago. The case at Peirce Elementary School has not been confirmed but CPS put out a statement saying: “CPS is supporting the Chicago Department of Public Health as it investigates a potential case of mumps. A diagnosis has not been confirmed, and we will work with the Department of Public Health to institute any necessary precautionary measures.” This comes on the day the Lake County […]

  • FBI asked Justice Department to refute Trump’s wiretapping claim

    The FBI asked the Justice Department on Saturday to refute President Donald Trump’s assertion that President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump’s phones last year, two sources with knowledge of the situation told CNN. The FBI made the request because such wiretapping would be illegal, since the President cannot just order the eavesdropping of a U.S. citizen’s phones, the sources said. A court would have to approve any request to wiretap. The sources would not say who was involved […]

  • Man cut in the face during fight on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO –  Chicago Police are looking for a man who slashed another man who tried to break up a fight on the city’s Northwest Side. The victim, 19, tried to intervene in a fight between the man and two women in a parking lot across from the “La Villa” Restaurant in the 3600 block of North Pulaski Avenue in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.  It happened at about 1:05 a.m. Police say the man pulled out a knife and the victim […]

  • Mistakenly released murder suspect captured in Georgia

    CHICAGO — A murder suspect who was mistakenly released by the Illinois Department of Corrections last week, is now back in custody. U.S. Marshals captured Garrett Glover late Friday night in a suburb of Atlanta. The Cook County sheriff’s office says he was staying at the apartment of a relative’s girlfriend. Glover was being held at the Cook County Jail on murder charges, when he was transferred to an Illinois Department of Corrections facility on February 24 for processing on an […]

  • 1 dead, at least 14 injured in Ottawa as tornadoes, severe storms cross Illinois

    OTTAWA, Ill. — Governor Rauner visited Ottawa on Wednesday, which was one of the communities that was in the path of severe weather on Tuesday. The governor received a briefing from local law enforcement there. At least one person was killed and 14 were injured in the storms across Northern Illinois. WGN’s Nancy Loo was in Ottawa for the Midday News, and reported the damage in some areas is so bad, the media’s not allowed near it. The weather was […]

  • Accused killer on the loose after paperwork mix-up at Stateville prison

    CREST HILL, Ill. — An accused killer on the loose after a mistake led to the release of the wrong inmate from Stateville Prison. Officials say a paperwork problem is responsible for the release of Garrett Glover. The 29-year-old should have been brought to Cook County Jail to face murder charges. The convicted armed robber is suspected in a fatal shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway in 2012. “Our first priority is to apprehend Mr. Glover, and we will do so, then […]

  • Fire that killed baby, toddler started by accident, investigators say

    CHICAGO – A fast-moving house fire that killed a baby girl and a toddler on the city’s South Side is being declared an accident by investigators. Firefighters believe the family was using a stove-top and oven to heat the basement apartment of a two-story building in the 6600 block of S. Champlain in West Woodlawn. When a fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, three adults and three children were inside. The three adults made it out, some suffered smoke […]