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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
  • 1 dead, 1 injured in West Side apartment fire

    CHICAGO —  An apartment fire on the West Side killed one person and seriously injured another. It broke out just after 1 a.m. on the second floor of a three-story building in the 700 block of South Keeler. The body of an 86-year-old man was removed from the building; his name hasn’t been released yet. George Sanders, 62, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. “We’re looking at all these old pictures,” Sanders’ daughter Tawana told WGN. “My dad […]

  • Chicago police rescue woman moments before her car goes up in flames

    CHICAGO — Chicago police officers rescue a woman moments before her car caught fire. It happened just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police say a 27-year-old woman was driving northbound on Kedzie in a Jeep Cherokee when she veered to the right and hit a pole at 13th and Kedzie. Officers arrived and found her underneath the dashboard. They pulled her out, just as the vehicle began to smoke and then catch fire. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and […]

  • 18-year-old charged after attempting to carjack off-duty Chicago cop

    CHICAGO — An 18 year-old is charged with trying to rob and carjack an off-duty Chicago police officer. The suspect’s name is Carlos Hendricks of 38th and Michigan. The officer shot and wounded Hendricks, while the CPD continues to search for a second suspect. Hendricks is recovering at a hospital. The incident happened just blocks from CPD headquarters on Monday night. Police say the officer was sitting in their personal SUV when the two suspects approached. The officer has been […]

  • Homeless man found beaten to death on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — The search continues this morning for the person who killed a homeless man — leaving him at the doorstep of an apartment building in Ukrainian Village. A lot of people in the east Ukranian Village neighborhood knew the man who slept near a new condo development at 1114 N. Ashland, identified for WGN by family members on the scene as Benjamin Soto. Barber Alex Mercado could typically see when Soto made his bed across the street from the barbershop. […]

  • Girl charged for crashing stolen car into library after boy, 14, shot

    CHICAGO — Charges have been filed against the 16-year-old girl who crashed a stolen car into a Chicago Public Library late Tuesday night. Just prior to that crash, police say her 14-year-old passenger was shot and the car they were riding in, was stolen. Police say the 14-year-old was shot when someone in a black sedan opened fire at 60th and Whipple around 11 p.m. Tuesday. The car then crashed into the library at 61st and Kedzie in the city’s Chicago Lawn neighborhood. […]

  • 7-Eleven employee shoots suspect during armed robbery attempt in Oak Park

    OAK PARK, Ill. — An attempted armed robbery ended in a shooting at a 7-Eleven in Oak Park. The store manager tells WGN, three men walked into the store, located at 240 Chicago Ave., around 11:30 p.m. Monday. One of the men had a gun, and he walked to the back of the store — while the others followed. A store employee shot one of the suspects. He was transported to the hospital. The two other men fled from the scene […]

  • Police arrest 2 teens after stolen vehicle chase

    CHICAGO — Police arrested two juveniles after officers found them in a stolen car. Officers found a stolen Toyota Prius on the 1800 block of West Washington Sunday night. One teenager inside ran off, while the other drove off and crashed a couple blocks away. Both were arrested. Police say the car was used in an armed robbery. No charges have been announced.

  • 2 Cook County sheriff’s officers among 3 injured in crash on Jane Addams

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Charges are pending against the driver of a car that slammed into two Cook County sheriff’s squad cars, injuring two officers. The crash happened late Tuesday night on the Jane Addams Tollway in Arlington Heights. Authorities say the officers were conducting a traffic stop when their vehicles were hit by a third car. One officer was trapped inside the squad car and has been admitted to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. The second officer was […]

  • Wintry temps move in, high winds cause damage across Chicago area

    CHICAGO — The arrival of wintry temperatures is being accompanied by high winds, and a lot of damage across the area. The Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Office has extended a Wind Advisory for northeast Illinois into the northwest corner of Indiana calling for strong westerly winds gusting to 45 miles per hour until 6 p.m. today. The strong winds caused damage throughout the Chicago area. A car crash that injured two people on Canal and Cermak is being blamed on […]

  • Tribune reporter carjacked outside Bridgeport Dunkin’ Donuts

    CHICAGO — A Chicago Tribune reporter was carjacked as she sat in her car outside a Bridgeport Dunkin’ Donuts early Monday morning. For a reporter working the overnight shift, the 24-hour strip mall around the corner from a police station is usually a safe place to hang out. But at 2:30 a.m. Monday, the 29-year-old journalist— who asked to remain anonymous— became another victim of the surge in carjackings this year. According to reports, she was sitting in her company-issued […]