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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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    CHICAGO — A man is missing following a massive fire in Chicago’s Washington Park neighborhood. Fire officials don’t know if the man made it out safely or if he never made it out of the building. The search was suspended late Saturday morning, for a man in his 40s who was reported missing following a massive fire that took over two apartment buildings in the 5800 block of Prairie. Firefighters believe the fire started in a red brick four-story building, […]

  • Mexico earthquake kills more than 200, topples buildings

    MEXICO CITY — Rescuers searched for survivors through the night after Tuesday’s powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and surrounding states, killing scores and leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings. At least 225 people died in Mexico City — the country’s capital — and in the states of Puebla, Mexico and Morelos, officials said. Previously, authorities had said that as many as 248 people had died. The death toll was later revised. The epicenter of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake was 2.8 miles […]

  • More than 80 arrests in third night of St. Louis protests over ex-cop’s acquittal

    ST. LOUIS — More than 80 people were arrested after a third night of demonstrations in St. Louis over the acquittal of a former police officer who had been charged with first-degree murder. Arrests came after police officers were assaulted and “a concentrated area” was hit with vandalism including broken windows, broken sidewalk flower pots and overturned trash cans, acting Police Commissioner Larry O’Toole told media at a briefing late Sunday. “Some criminals assaulted law enforcement officers and threw chemicals […]

  • Woman who may be pregnant shot in Park Manor

    CHICAGO — A woman was on a porch in the Park Manor neighborhood when someone in a car shot at her. The 24-year-old was standing on a porch on the 7100 block of St. Lawrence when police said she was shot in the right hip. The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, She was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Neighbors at the scene said the woman was pregnant. The victim is currently surrounded by family.

  • Pregnant woman among 4 fatally shot in Brighton Park rifle assault

    CHICAGO – Four people, including a woman police believe was pregnant, were fatally shot Friday night in a rifle attack in the Brighton Park neighborhood. The shooting happened in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Michelle Cano, 21, Joel Sandoval, 24, Miguel Sandoval, 27, and Ida Arvizu were identified as the victims, police said. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victims dead inside a vehicle. Police believe a semi-automatic rifle was used in […]

  • Cook County soda tax repeal vote delayed Wednesday

    CHICAGO — A repeal vote of the Cook County sweetened beverage was delayed after hours of public commentary on Wednesday. “Sugar is deadlier than heroin and cocaine,” Sheila Hickland, Heart to Heart Ministry, said. “Lemonade sold in this building – the price was $2 I had to pay $0.25 in tax. There’s no consistency in this,” Jim Garrett, Chicago Southland Convention & Bureau Center, said. After debate, the Commissioners punted and decided to delay a repeal vote. As the measure […]

  • Residents helping police find man who sexually assaulted 12-year-old

    CHICAGO — Two days after a young girl was sexually assaulted right here on this block, residents are banding together to try to get the word out, so the perpetrator can be arrested. Community activist, Andrew Holmes, is working off little sleep. After working several shooting scenes Friday night, early Saturday morning, he hit the pavement in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, to make sure those who live here know about the sexual assault that took place here late Thursday […]

  • CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson receives kidney from son, transplant ‘successful’

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is recovering after a successful kidney transplant. At a news conference Thursday, doctors said Johnson is alert and sitting up “One of the things he asked is ‘when can I get back on the treadmill?’” said Rush’s Dr. Edward Hollinger. His son, Daniel, donated the kidney donor.  Doctors say Daniel is in good condition and could leave the hospital Thursday. They say the superintendent will probably be released from the hospital this weekend […]

  • Woman, twin girls found dead in Joliet murder-suicide ID’d

    JOLIET, Ill. – The mother and her twin daughters found dead in Joliet in what police are calling a double murder-suicide have been identified. Celisa Henning, 41, Makalya, 6, and Addison, 6, were pronounced dead around 6:30 p.m. on Monday at a home in the 400 block of North Reed of Joliet, Ill. An autopsy will be done Tuesday by the Will County Coroner. Neighbors tell WGN that the family who lived in the home had been there for about 10 […]

  • Harvey leaves airline passengers stranded across country

    HOUSTON — Both of Houston’s airports remain closed until further notice, due to the massive amounts of water Harvey has dumped on the city. Those closures resulted in hundreds of stranded passengers, looking for a way out of those airports. But 300 of them received a golden ticket and made their way out to Chicago, late last night, on a special United Airlines flight. “Just to see disaster on the roads,” said Sonia Agard, who flew in from Houston. “Babies […]