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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.

You can find Courtney reporting the last breaking news on WGN Morning News. She previously served 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
  • Woman rescued from car stranded in flood waters in Dolton

    DOLTON, Ill. — A woman had to be rescued in Dolton overnight after her vehicle became stranded in high water. The woman attempted to drive through high-standing water on Greenwood Rd., just south of 154th, when her mini-van stalled. The woman was left stranded on top of her van until rescue crews arrived. Crews were able to get to her and carry her to safety and dry land.  

  • Flooding closes south suburban roads

    SOUTH SUBURBS, Ill. — One road after the other was closed this morning in the suburbs south of Chicago due to flooding. The flooding made it difficult for residents to get around. Heavy rains overnight, melting snow, and the ground still being frozen were the perfect combination to create flooding. Tow trucks came to the rescue after cars stalled. The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways worked to open drains. In between Chicago Heights and Park Forest, Sauk Trail […]

  • Police warn of group of men robbing victims in CTA pedestrian tunnels

    CHICAGO — Police are warning of robberies in pedestrian tunnels between CTA Red and Blue line trains. Police have released surveillance pictures of four of the five suspects believed to be between 18 and 25 years old. COMMUNITY ALERT: Police say this is 4/5 of the armed robbery suspects they’re looking for. The men are assaulting their victims in the @CTA underground pedestrian tunnels in the Loop. The details the morning on @WGNMorningNews pic.twitter.com/hJWZcdJMGM — Courtney Gousman (@cgousman) February 19, […]

  • CPD Cmdr. Bauer remembered as thousands turn out to help keep officers safe

    CHICAGO — A day after CPD Commander Paul Bauer was laid to rest, he was top of mind for the thousands who packed into the basement of Saint John Fischer School in Beverly for their fourth annual pancake breakfast Sunday. The fundraiser for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s “Get Behind the Vest Campaign” is expected to break records, with over 3,000 people turning out to show their support for Chicago police officers and help them stay safe on the streets. “Based on the […]

  • 1 injured after fire at former John Hancock Center

    CHICAGO – One person was hospitalized after a fire in the building formerly known as the John Hancock Center. The fire started around 3 a.m. Sunday in the kitchen of an apartment on the on the 52nd floor of 175 E. Delaware Place. Firefighters had to break down the condo door to get to the fire. Once inside they rescued the man. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Officials said he is dealing with smoke […]

  • Historic Washington Heights library reopens after $9 million renovation

    CHICAGO — A beloved library that was once falling apart on the South Side reopened Thursday morning, as the Carter G. Woodson Library begins a whole new chapter. While the library served 25,000 residents a month, people in the Washington Heights neighborhood still remember the awful condition it was in before the renovations. The roof was leaky, and mesh was literally used to hold parts of the brick building together. A scaffolding around it protected pedestrians from falling debris. “Sometimes […]

  • Southwest Airlines resume operations at Midway after all flights grounded

    CHICAGO — Southwest Airlines is back up and running — and trying to get back on its passengers’ good side — after canceling 220 flights at Midway Airport on Sunday. Southwest has apologized for the mess, saying it ran out of de-icer for its planes after 9 straight days of snow. Thousands of passengers were stranded at Midway, waiting for their flights to be rebooked. This morning, Southwest received its shipment of de-icer.  And for the most part the airline got […]

  • Cars smashed after carport meant to protect them collapses in heavy snow

    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – A carport in Indiana collapsed on top of 11 cars during the snowfall Saturday night into Sunday morning. Fernando Rivera was on his way to work when he came outside the Broadmoor Country Club Apartment Complex in Merrillville, IN, and found his Nissan Altima crushed under a collapsed carport. “It’s just crushing because I’ve had my car for 12 years now and she’s gone,” he said. Nathan Comstock’s family car is also under the carport. He found […]

  • Chicago Weather: At least 3 more inches of snow fell in Chicago area

    CHICAGO – About 3 more inches of snow covered the Chicago by Sunday morning. The National Weather Serviced issued a winter weather advisory for the region late Saturday as snowfall begin around midnight Sunday. Widespread light snow continues in counties along and north of Interstate-80. Reports are sparse, but it appears around 3-inches of new snow has accumulated at many locations – lighter snow possibly mixed with a little freezing rain/drizzle farther south of Interstate-80. The Winter Weather Advisory continues […]

  • Plows move on to side streets during break in snowfall

    CHICAGO — Some areas of Chicago picked up more than 10 inches of snow Friday, and now residents are trying to move it out of the way. Among them is 70-year-old Earnestine Murphy, who was shoveling her sidewalk in the Fernwood neighborhood near 101st and Emerald Saturday afternoon. She says she’s trying to avoid that $500 fine from the City. “It’s a little bit of exercise, and as long as you can take it in moderation, you’ll be ok,” she said. Next […]