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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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    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 […]

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    National Museum of African American History and Culture set to open in Washington

    WASHINGTON — In less than 10 days, the Smithsonian’s newest museum will open to the public. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a massive project that’s 100 years in the making. The idea was proposed a century ago by black Civil War veterans. It would take until 2003 for Congress to pass a law, designating funding for the project. 540 million dollars later, it’s finally a reality. The museum sits right on the National Mall next […]

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    Frightening video captures home intruder watching over sleeping couple in Bucktown

    CHICAGO — Chicago resident’s in the Bucktown neighborhood are on the alert about a man who’s broken into homes in the area, virtually undetected, even while the owners are at home. One couple captured an image of the burglar paying an unwelcome visit.  Police tell the couple they’ve never seen anything like this before. The surveillance video was captured in the wee hours of Monday morning in a Bucktown three-flat owned by Jack Mackercher. Mackercher and his girlfriend fell asleep on the couch, […]

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    Mayor Emanuel upstaged by Toni Preckwinkle at DNC?

    CHICAGO — Despite his extensive political resume, Chicago’s mayor seems to be taking a backseat at this year’s DNC. Mayor Rahm Emanuel won’t be attending DNC events until tomorrow, missing the first two days of political action. He even seems to be upstaged by another prominent political leader in Chicago. There are deep Chicago roots at this year’s DNC. Of course, Hillary Clinton hails from here. Last night, South Sider and First Lady, Michelle Obama wowed the crowd with her words. […]

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    Building to begin in Pullman for Whole Foods Distribution Center

    CHICAGO — More jobs are coming to the Pullman neighborhood as the mayor and other dignitaries broke ground for a Whole Foods Distribution Center. The warehouse will be the second big building project in the historic neighborhood in a little over a year. The 150,000 square foot distribution center will sit just north of 111th St., just steps away from the Method factory that opened in April of last year. It means 150 jobs will be coming to the South […]

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    Ground breaking Zika research performed in suburb

    LEMONT, Ill. — Ground breaking research relating to the Zika virus is happening right here in the Chicago area. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Purdue came the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont to uncover the molecular makeup of an instrumental protein found in the Zika virus. Knowing the makeup of that protein, puts researchers one step closer to a cure for zika. The lab is home to an extremely high resolution microscope that allows for the examination of […]

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    TSA workers rally for increased staffing

    CHICAGO — Security lines at O’Hare and Midway Airports are back in the spotlight as Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers rally today. They’re demanding that more staff be hired to help reduce wait times. The rally at O’Hare is one of many that will be held today at various airports. The TSA workers, backed by their union, the American Federation of Government Employees, demonstrated curbside between O’Hare’s Terminals One and Two. They’re demanding that 6,000 more workers be hired to […]