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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 — Chicago police are investigating after college students are the victims of another armed robbery in the South Loop Two Columbia College students, ages 18-years-old and 19-years-old, were at a skate park at State and Harrison around midnight Wednesday, when they were confronted by three males who announced a robbery. The assailants implied they had a weapon, and took the student’s cellphones. Chicago police and Columbia College police were seen interviewing students believed to be the victims of this […]

  • Cook County commissioners approve 2018 budget with over 300 layoffs

    CHICAGO – The Cook County commissioners unanimously passed the 2018 budget Tuesday, cutting $200 million and over 300 jobs in the process. It wasn’t what Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wanted, but after the commissioners abandoned the pop tax, tough choices remained to fill a $200 million budget hole. “It’s heartbreaking,” Preckwinkle said. Over 1,000 unfilled jobs won’t be filled and 321 county employees, mostly in the offices of the Sheriff and Chief Judge, will be cut. The commissioners […]

  • 2 more armed carjackings investigated by Chicago police

    CHICAGO — The string of carjacking continue as Chicago police investigate two more cases that happened on Sunday night and early Monday morning. One happened around 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the city’s Morgan Park neighborhood. Barbara Martin is a City of Chicago employee who was enjoying her day off Sunday and was heading to watch a movie with a friend. She was pulling out of her driveway on 115th and Oakley Ave, when two men in their 20s got out of […]

  • Teen arrested after threatening to shoot up Wauconda school on Snapchat

    WAUCONDA, Ill. — A teenager faces charges after posting a video on Snapchat threatening to shoot up a suburban high school. Karston Goodson, 18, was arrested Tuesday night at his home in Wauconda. Police said he threatened to shoot up Wauconda high, saying, “I will show you what a school shooter is.” They said the video was sent to 40 other students during school hours. Wauconda High School administrators say many of those other students did the right thing by […]

  • Police seek suspect after car stolen with woman, young children inside

    WHEELING, Ill. —  A woman and two children are safe tonight after a harrowing ordeal in which they were carjacked and kidnapped from the parking lot of a suburban Walgreens. Wheeling police say they are “following leads.”  They say they have a good idea of the man they’re looking for, clear images of his face and a good description from witnesses. Just before 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a man ran into the Walgreens on North Milwaukee Ave in Wheeling.  He left […]

  • Suspects in series of Chicago carjackings may be juveniles: police

    CHICAGO — Police are investigating a series of armed carjackings in Chicago overnight. WGN has confirmed three with police, but there could be more, including some in the suburbs. No one was injured in any of the carjackings. The first happened in the 2500 block of West Wellington around 2:30 a.m. Two men and a woman were sitting in a black 2017 Toyota Camry when three armed men ordered them to get out of the car. The three men took […]

  • Obama not picked for jury duty at Daley Plaza

    CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama was greeted by fans and camera crews when he arrived at the Daley Center Wednesday morning to report for jury duty. After less than two hours Obama’s panel was not chosen and was dismissed for the day. Like all jurors in Cook County, Obama collected a $17.20 paycheck for his service.  He said the money will be donated to charity. Obama isn’t the first high-profile person to appear for jury duty in Chicago. In […]

  • Man rescued from burning building in Marengo

    MARENGO, Ill. — Three Marengo police officers are hailed as heroes for saving the man’s life. Flames broke out at around 10 p.m. Monday, on the second-floor of a duplex on East Grant Highway near Locust St in Marengo. Three officers arrived on the scene first and when they went inside they found the victim semi-unconscious on the first-floor. “When I kicked the door in, there was a fair amount of smoke on the first level,” said Officer Andrew Kjellgren. […]

  • Former Trump aide from Chicago pleads guilty to lying in Mueller probe

    CHICAGO — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election revealed its first targets Monday, with a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump admitting he lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russians. Separately, Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former Manafort business associate were indicted on felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other counts. The guilty plea by former adviser George Papadopoulos marked the first criminal count that cites […]

  • Ex-employee in custody after shooting, robbery at Lawry’s steakhouse

    CHICAGO — An armed man robbed employees of a steakhouse in Chicago overnight — and shot one of them. The shooting happened just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Lawry’s The Prime Rib Steakhouse, located at 100 E Ontario Street. Chicago police say a former employee walked in the employee’s locker room and shot a former co-worker, hit two people on the head and tied up a third. Police say they caught the gunman a short distance away, and recovered his gun. […]