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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
  • HOME INVASION ATTACK

    Woman attacked following home invasion in Little Village

    CHICAGO– A mother is left bruised and battered, following a home invasion and attempted sexual assault in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. Police are now warning residents to keep their guard up, since the attacker is still on the loose. The incident occurred early Thursday morning at an apartment on 25th and Sacramento. A mother of three small children— hears strange noises coming from another room. She’s in the process of feeding her infant child. Commander Eugene Roy, Chicago Police department […]

  • Boy, 14, accused of fatally stabbing 16-year-old brother

    CHICAGO — In the first homicide to hit South Chicago Heights since 2009, a 14-year-old student is now in police custody, accused of killing his 16-year-old brother. Investigators have been pulling evidence out of the brothers’ home all day, located at 187 West 29th Street. Police say they were initially called in at around 7 a.m. about a stabbing. When they arrived, the brothers’ sister was CPR on her 16-year-old brother. Police said the 16-year-old had been stabbed in the […]

  • Stars of ‘Selma’ march in Alabama

    SELMA, Ala — Stars of the movie “Selma,” gathered in Selma, Alabama to mark 50 years since the historic and violent marches in that town. The recently released movie recounts the tumultuous time leading-up to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, during the Civil Rights movement. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior spent months in Selma to plan demonstrations to protest the resistance African-Americans encountered while trying to register to vote. That included “Bloody Sunday,” when peaceful demonstrators were beaten and […]

  • Bail denied for CEO charged in shooting death of ex-pro basketball player

    PLAINFIELD, Ill. —  Bail was denied for a suburban man charged with murdering a man who he thought was a romantic rival. Investigators say 51-year-old Jeffrey Keller, the CEO of an Oak Brook-based internet company, is responsible for gunning down 37-year-old Nathan Fox. Fox grew up in Plainfield and budded into a basketball star who went on to play 13 years in the European league. Prosecutors say Keller believed Fox was having a relationship with a love interest by the name of “Catie.” Catie at […]

  • Hundreds march in Chicago on MLK’s birthday

    CHICAGO — Some Chicago youth are taking a page from their history books by holding a protest rally just a few days before the King holiday. If he had lived, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 86 Thursday, his actual birthday. And it’s the very reason nearly 450 people decided to demonstrate in the cold. The marchers say they wanted to reclaim the civil rights leader’s message and what he fought for — and that’s justice. Students as young as 7 from Village Leadership Academy, a private […]

  • CTU President Karen Lewis ready to get back to work

    Many familiar faces today at the Chicago Teacher’s Union annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast. That includes a rare public appearance by CTU president Karen Lewis, who was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor last fall. She had emergency surgery for a brain tumor in October and is now undergoing chemotherapy at least five days a week. Lewis says she often feels tired but is ready to increase her CTU workload. She’s already working hard to influence the Chicago mayoral […]

  • Chicago police seek help in finding driver who hit CPS crossing guard

    A startling hit-and-run has Chicago police reaching out for the public’s help. A CPS crossing guard was hospitalized after being hit Monday, and police are still looking for the driver. The incident happened just steps from Brown Community Academy. This crossing guard was trying to help elementary school students make it home safely when she was hit while trying to cross one of those students. The 27-year-old crossing guard is now in serious condition at Christ Hospital. Police tell WGN […]

  • Emotions high in 2nd day of Chicago Obama library hearings

    Emotions flared once again Wednesday during a meeting about the proposed location of the Barack Obama presidential library on the South Side. Over the course of two days, it’s estimated about 2,500 people have shown up to public hearings to voice their support or concerns about the project. It`s down to a handful of finalists for the Obama presidential library, with final bids located in Honolulu, New York, and Chicago — thanks to a bid put in by the University […]

  • Rauner ready to get party started as new Illinois governor

    With his wife Diana holding a Bible and surrounded by his children, Bruce Rauner took the oath of office Monday, becoming Illinois’ 42nd governor. Right away Rauner spoke of cultural and fiscal changes. “To conduct business as we’ve been doing it would be morally corrupt,” Rauner said. “Instead, we have an opportunity to accomplish something historic.” The first Republican to hold the office in 12 years, Rauner took to the stage to highlight his first rounds of actions. First, a freeze […]

  • Bruce Rauner sworn into office as Illinois’ 42nd governor

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Bruce Rauner has been sworn in as Illinois’ 42nd governor. The Republican businessman took the oath of office Monday during an inaugural ceremony in Springfield. He is the first Republican to lead the state in more than a decade. During his inaugural speech, Rauner announced that his first official act as governor is ordering state agencies to freeze non-essential spending. Rauner also says he’s asking state agencies to review all contracts signed since Nov. 1. And the wealthy businessman […]

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