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Courtney is an Emmy-nominated journalist who joined WGN-TV as a General Assignment Reporter in July of 2014. This is an exciting return to the Tribune family, since Courtney started her career as a former CLTV intern.

Prior to WGN News, Courtney reported for WBBM-TV in Chicago, where she won a 2014 Illinois Associated Press Award. She previously worked at St. Louis’ KSDK-TV as an Anchor/Reporter, bringing home a Missouri Broadcaster’s Award. She also worked on-air at WEHT-TV in Evansville, IN and KRCG-TV in Jefferson City, MO. She started her career in broadcasting as an intern at WXYZ-TV in Detroit and CLTV in Chicago.

Courtney launched into broadcasting in her freshman year of college, working as a Disc Jockey for WHOV-FM in Hampton, VA. Over the years she’s had the opportunity to cover the “D.C. Sniper” Trials of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo and interviewed First Lady, Michelle Obama. Courtney has covered numerous devastating tornadoes as well as the wildfires of Arizona.

Courtney was raised on the south side of Chicago, in the city’s Beverly neighborhood. She’s also proud alum of Whitney Young High School. She received her B.A. in Mass Media at Hampton University’s Scripps-Howard School of Journalism in Virginia. Courtney is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, and has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Courtney is a self-proclaimed “foodie” and loves exploring new restaurants with her husband.

Recent Articles
  • Valparaiso University students take stand against Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    VALPARAISO, Ind. — Valparaiso University students are taking a stand against Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. On Wednesday evening they began marching to City Hall for a rally. Speakers are expected talk about how they’ve been affected by discrimination against homosexuals.

  • Cardinal George readmitted to hospital

    CHICAGO — Cardinal Francis George has been readmitted to the hospital, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Saturday. Cardinal George is at Loyola University Medical Center for treatment of hydration issues and pain management and asks for your prayers. — Archdiocese Chicago (@archchicago) March 28, 2015 “Cardinal George is at Loyola University Medical Center for treatment of hydration issues and pain management and asks for your prayers,” the archdiocese wrote on Twitter. George is battling cancer and was replaced by Bishop […]

  • Whistleblower alleges attempted cover-up at South Holland nursing home

    SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — A certified nursing assistant said a patient was accidentally hurt on her watch, and then, she was told to lie about it. That nursing home is owned by the same company as an assisted living facility where a woman’s recent death has been ruled a homicide. The facilities are across the street from each other in suburban South Holland. This CNA, who asked that WGN conceal her identity, said she decided to come forward to protect other patients and in the hopes of shedding some light […]

  • Garcia, Emanuel trade jabs in 2nd mayoral debate; ‘Chuy’ goes on offensive

    CHICAGO — For the second time in this run-off campaign, the two candidates for Chicago mayor met for a debate. FOX Chicago and the Better Government Associaton set the stage for some fierce jabs. Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia came out swinging, saying he feels momentum from voters across Chicago who prompted this run-off. Meanwhile the mayor rested heavily on his track record. The city’s bleak finances was one of the main topics as Chicago looks for ways to make […]

  • Contract negotiations between Chicago Teachers Union, Board of Education underway

    CHICAGO — Contract negotiations got underway Thursday between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Board of Education. Teachers gathered at the Thompson Center Thursday night to show their unity. CTU leaders delivered their first contract proposal to the Board of Education. The current contract for Chicago teachers expires June 30 of this year, which marks the end of a three-year The last time Chicago teachers negotiated for a contract, we saw a strike that left 350,000 CPS students out of […]

  • Emanuel, Garcia take part in Chicago State mayoral forum

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia participated in a mayoral forum Wednesday night at Chicago State University. With the runoff election less than two weeks away, Chicago State University realized the black vote will be crucial in the outcome. So on Wednesday, they were the site of the forum, which was hosted by the African-American Studies department. Emanuel and Garcia did not interact with each other by design; each candidate had his own hour to address […]

  • Charges filed after bizarre road rage caught on camera

    CHICAGO — A case of road rage caused one man to be arrested and now charged. The whole incident was caught on camera. Police said it all started with a minor accident on Sheridan, near Loyola’s campus. When one driver refused to stop, the other went after him and created an unbelievable scene at the real estate office right across the street on West Morse in Rogers Park. This incident of road rage played out over six minutes, about a […]

  • Rally marks 3 years since death of woman shot by off duty Chicago police officer

    CHICAGO– At a rally in Chicago Saturday the face of Rekia Boyd was on display. Rekia, 22, was shot and killed just steps from Douglas Park by an off-duty Chicago police officer. The rally was put together by the feminist group, “Furie.” Rekia’s older brother, Martinez Sutton, marking the three year anniversary of his sister’s death— fought back tears and said “She didn’t harm anybody. She was out in this park having fun. Three years ago. This exact date, 75 […]

  • Chicago furniture customers cash in on record snowfall

    CHICAGO — An area furniture store gave away millions Saturday, all a part of a promotion that caused thousands of shoppers to cash in thanks to one of Chicago’s record-setting snowfalls. Back in January, Art Van Furniture made a deal with customers: Come in and buy something, and if it snows 3 inches or more on Super Bowl Sunday, you get your money back. And how could we forget that day: Feb. 1, when Chicago saw a record 19.3 inches […]

  • Father of fetus found in ceiling of Gary funeral home files lawsuit

    GARY, Ind.– A Gary, Ind. man filed a lawsuit against the current and previous owners of Smith, Bizzell Warner and Son Funeral Home on Friday. Two fetuses described as “skeletal remains” were turned over to the Lake County Coroner’s Office on March 4th of this year. Gary police say at one point those fetuses were stored in the ceiling of the funeral home. Former employee put fetus remains in ceiling of Gary funeral home: spokesman Attorney Marissa McDermott represents the […]


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