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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 prepares for the first snowstorm of the season

    CHICAGO – The city of Chicago has taken steps to prepare for today’s snowstorm.  City crews and plow drivers have been called in to work throughout the day, clearing city streets.  Last month, city officials held a press conference to talk about plans for winter preparedness.  Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams says the city is prepared for a very active winter season. They are expecting as many as 20 snow events. The city has added 26 new salt spreaders […]

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    Three men shot and injured in the Near North neighborhood

    CHICAGO – Chicago Police are looking for the gunman who shot and injured three men in the city’s Near North neighborhood early this morning. It happened near Elm Street and Dearborn, just before 3 a.m.  Police say the men were walking along Elm, in front of the popular “Blue Door Kitchen and Garden” restaurant , when a gray SUV pulled up and someone got out and fired several shots. A 21-year-old man was shot in the left foot, a 23-year-old man […]

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    Trump tweets he’s leaving his ‘great business’ to focus on being president

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump promised Wednesday to ‘remove’ himself from his businesses and said he will announce details in two weeks about how he’ll avoid conflicts of interest when he is president. Trump used his favorite method of communicating with the public — Twitter — to announce plans for a “major news conference” on Dec. 15 to discuss plans to leave the Trump Organization. His adult children, whom he has said he will put in charge of the company, […]

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    Thousands of workers join ‘Fight for $15’ protests at O’Hare and across Chicago

    CHICAGO —  A nationwide “Day of Disruption” didn’t really disrupt much as the Fight for $15 made its way to O’Hare Airport Tuesday afternoon, where demonstrators and the SEIU say workers need to earn $15 an hour to raise their families. Protests started off early Tuesday morning outside a corporate McDonald’s at Chicago and Damen. About 60 people were arrested after sitting in the middle of the intersection. It wasn’t long before police moved them out and into two waiting buses to get their ticket, […]

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    Family: Unborn baby dies after pregnant woman shot, suspect killed by police

    CHICAGO — CPD officers shot and killed a man after police say he shot his pregnant girlfriend before firing at police late Sunday night. It was the fourth fatal police shooting in the past ten days. The woman is in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, and authorities say the bullet killed her unborn child. The man shot by police was 36-year-old Richard Grimes, according to his sister Nicloe Brady. “They used to argue a lot, but I’m not really sure. Probably she said […]

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    Manhunt continues for man who shot, killed railroad security officer in Harvey

    HARVEY, Ill. – The manhunt continues for a man considered armed and dangerous, after he shot and killed a railroad security officer in the South suburbs. According to his family, 38-year-old Tyrone Hardin of Merriville, Indiana was working one of his two armed security jobs at Canadian National’s Markham rail yard yesterday when he was alerted to an intruder. Hardin went to investigate and encountered the armed suspect. There was an altercation, and Hardin was shot. It all started around 4 p.m. […]

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    Judge resentences woman to 63 years for 1992 gang killings

    CHICAGO  — A judge has resentenced a woman to 63 years after she was given a life term when she was a teen in the 1992 killings of two gang rivals. Cook County judge Alfredo Maldonado on Friday cleared the way for 40-year-old Jacqueline Montanez to be released in as soon as 7 ½ years. She was 15 when she was charged in the Chicago killings of 22-year-old Jimmy Cruz and 22-year-old Hector Reyes. The judge called the killings a […]

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    Woman serving life for murder resentenced to 63 years in prison

    CHICAGO — A woman who is serving a life sentence for a murder she committed as teenager has been resentenced to 63-years in prison, clearing the way for her release in as soon as 7 1/2 years. Jacqueline Montanez was 15-years-old in 1992 when she and a 21-year-old woman shot and killed two rival male gang members in retaliation for another gang murder. Montanez was resentenced Friday under a “U.S. Supreme Court order” vacating life sentences for juvenile offenders. Montanez told the […]

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    WGN’s Bob Jordan and Jackie Bange commercial break handshake snags spot in Smithsonian

    WASHINGTON — WGN-TV anchors Bob Jordan and Jackie Bange are known for their epic commercial break handshake. Now, that handshake is getting some special recognition. A clip of the handshake is now running as part of a compilation of cultural expressions at the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture. It’s expected to be a permanent part of the exhibit. Back in 2009, a video of Bob and Jackie’s handshake was posted to YouTube and it has since gone viral with over […]

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    Chicago woven throughout Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History

    The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture opens to the public this Saturday September 24th. It’s a project that’s been a century in the making, proposed by black Civil War soldiers. There are dozens of Chicago ties represented in this 400,000 square foot museum. WGN’s Courtney Gousman traveled to Washington to give us a glimpse of Chicago’s influence on this historic museum. “If we we’re going to tell the story of black migration from the south […]