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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

Recent Articles
  • Algonquin residents continue cleanup after night of storms, festival canceled

    ALGONQUIN, Ill. — Overnight rains brought more water to an already flooding Fox River.“I’m saving my family home,” Erin Rednour, Algonquin homeowner, said. While residents continue their battle with floodwater, a popular Algonquin festival was canceled. Officials say as of 9:30 a.m. , the Fox River is at a 13 feet, causing major flooding in the floodplain. In Algonquin, residents are working round the clock to keep flood waters at bay. The assistant fire chief said it will likely stay that […]

  • Family of dead inmate wants answers: ‘Whatever went on in there, he did not deserve to die that way’

    ***Warning:  This story contains graphic content. **** CHICAGO — The family of an inmate who died after he was found unresponsive at the Menard Correctional Center is speaking out and claims the 27-year-old was murdered. Michael Jefferson was serving time at the Menard Correctional Center in for a gun charge. His mother Janel Charles says he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a child. On  July 11, Janel received a call from the penitentiary saying her son was found unresponsive in […]

  • Illinois expands disaster proclamation; more floods possible

    ALGONQUIN, Ill. — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has added Cook County to a state disaster proclamation amid flooding in the northern portion of the state and warned that evacuations could take place this week. Rauner gave an update Sunday while touring the community of Algonquin, where the Fox River is expected to rise Monday. He says local officials could call for evacuations near the river in Lake, McHenry, Kane and Cook counties. Rauner issued a state disaster proclamation Friday for […]

  • Officers shoot man during traffic stop, say he was holding a gun

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police shot an 18-year-old man twice during a traffic stop in the Belmont Central neighborhood early Sunday morning. Police say they pulled over a vehicle with four individuals between the ages of 17 and 21 for failing to use a traffic signal during a right turn around 3 a.m. Sunday. As officers were getting the driver’s license and registration, police say they noticed a man in the backseat with a gun in his hand. CPD Deputy Chief […]

  • 10-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting on the Southeast Side

    CHICAGO — A 10-year-old boy was shot and killed when the vehicle he was riding in was fired upon during a drive-by shooting late Friday night on the the Southeast Side. Police say 10-year-old Gustavo Garcia was in an SUV with his stepdad and one of his friends on the 3500 block of 97th Street around 11:15 p.m. Friday when a gray car pulled up next to them and opened fire. “They were going to pick up a friend at […]

  • Flash Flood Warning issued for 7 Illinois counties, including Cook

    CHICAGO — The National Weather Service in Chicago has extended a Flash Flood Warning until 4:15 p.m. for: Northern Kendall County in northeastern Illinois Northwestern Will County in northeastern Illinois Kane County in northeastern Illinois DuPage County in northeastern Illinois Northeastern Cook County in northeastern Illinois Just after 10 a.m., Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Around one inch of rain has already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 1-2 inches are possible in the warned area. […]

  • Dangerous weather hits Chicago area causing major flooding

    CHICAGO — Dangerous weather hit Chicagoland overnight with high winds and flash flooding. The heavy rain caused flooding and cleanup problems to some residences and roads across the area. ComEd has reported thousands of power outages in McHenry, Cook, Lake, Kane and DuPage counties. Some residents in the northern suburbs evacuated overnight due to the severe weather and flooding. Heavy rain pounded Wilmette where several streets are filled with standing water, making travel hazardous. High winds knocked down several tree […]

  • 2 boys charged after making threats to Maine South High School

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. — Two boys were charged after they posted threatening messages on social media, police said. Park Ridge Police said they received an anonymous tip around 6:30 a.m. Monday about a 12-year-old and 15-year-old who posted the messages on social media. Police said the posts showed the two holding a firearm and included references to them using it at Maine South High School during summer classes. Both boys were charged with one felony count of unlawful use of […]

  • 3 Chicago officers face arraignment in Laquan McDonald case

    CHICAGO — Three Chicago police officers are scheduled to be arraigned on charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white colleague who fatally shot a black teenager 16 times. The three haven’t been arrested and are being allowed to show up at the hearing Monday on their own accord. The indictment alleges that the officers lied when they said 17-year-old Laquan McDonald “aggressively” swung a knife and tried to get up from the ground while still […]

  • Group of thieves breaks into 22 cars, steals 1 in Wilmette

    WILMETTE — Police say a total of 22 cars were rifled through and another was stolen as thieves made the rounds through Wilmette Friday morning – and they may have been caught on tape. A surveillance video making the rounds in Wilmette appears to show the group of thieves checking for unlocked car doors during the wee hours of Friday morning. “They’re just running through literally checking all the cars. On the street, on the driveways,” said Matt. He and his […]