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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
  • Group of activists call for reform in Chicago Police Department

    CHICAGO — Activists are sharing their demands for changes to the Chicago Police Department. In March, a judge decided a coalition of community groups should have a say in the reform process of police tactics. In exchange, the groups had to put several lawsuits against the city on hold. Community groups including Black Lives Matter, The Chicago Urban League and the NAACP shared their requests Tuesday. Their top demands are related to use of force by police to eliminate what […]

  • Missing 3-month-old girl believed to be in danger, police say

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are searching for a missing 3-month-old girl who may be in danger. Royalty Wolf was last seen Monday night, with her biological mother, Mikequera Randolph, near the 1500 block of South Avers. The mother was in the middle of a supervised visit with Royalty when they both went missing. The visit was being monitored. The child was wearing pink pajamas. Mikequera was wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and has a tattoo on her chest of a […]

  • Employee robbed at gunpoint at Quartino restaurant in River North

    CHICAGO — A near North Side restaurant was robbed at gunpoint overnight. Around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, a man walked into tan unlocked side door of Quartino, located at 626 N State Street in River North, as a bartender counted the evening’s receipts. He pulled a gun, announced the robbery and got away with money. The man made his getaway in a tan vehicle with a smashed grill and a driver’s side window covered with tape. Police say he got away with […]

  • Man and teen robbed at gunpoint in South Loop

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for two people who robbed a man and a teenager at gunpoint in the South Loop. The 20-year-old and 16-year-old were walking to their car in the 800 Block of South Wabash Avenue just before 2 a.m. One of the victims is a local college student. Police say two other men approached them, showed them a gun and demanded their belongings. The robbers got away with their phones and keys, and drove off in a […]

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Burnside shooting

    CHICAGO – One person was killed and another person was critically injured after a shooting in the Burnside neighborhood. The shooting happened on the 9100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 41-year-old Derrick Smith, of Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. The woman who was shot is at the University of Chicago, in critical condition. Police said she was shot multiple times. Several relatives showed up at the […]

  • Woman in wheelchair, Chicago police officer critically injured in fire

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a disabled woman who was trapped inside a bedroom during a house fire and a police sergeant who tried to save her are in critical condition. Police say the fire broke out in a two-story home at 79th & Muskegon around 3 a.m. Wednesday. When police arrived they learned that a woman in a wheel chair was inside a bedroom. He says the sergeant rushed in the house but was unable to break down the door […]

  • 2 seriously injured in Little Village house fire

    CHICAGO — Two people were seriously injured from a house fire on the West Side. The fire started just after 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of West 24th Street in Little Village. A neighbor says a woman and an elderly man were the two people injured. Both were transported to hospitals in serious to critical condition. The neighbor also says a landlord helped people get to safety. Firefighters went to nearby houses and forced people to leave their […]

  • Father of boys killed in Humboldt Park fire blames deaths on non-working smoke detectors

    CHICAGO — The father of two young boys killed in a weekend fire says his family would be alive if his rental home had working smoke detectors. The fire started in a home in 1000 block of N. Avers around 2 a.m. Saturday. “We were sleeping in our bed and we woke up with heavy smoke, black smoke. And when we looked towards our door, the flames were coming up. They were already coming to our wall. Then, when it […]

  • 2 injured while trying to escape building fire on West Side

    CHICAGO — Two people were injured trying to escape a raging building fire on the city’s West Side. The fire broke out shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday in a three-story building at Monroe and Kildare in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. A man and woman reportedly jumped from the second-floor of an abandoned building and were hospitalized with burns and bruises. The victims are said to be squatters. They are said to be in serious to critical conditions. This is […]

  • 5 killed, 35 injured in weekend shootings as Chicago weather warms up

    CHICAGO — The warm weekend weather was accompanied by a sharp increase in gun violence on Chicago’s streets. Five people were killed and at least 35 others were wounded in shootings since Friday evening. Crime scene technicians dusted for fingerprints and cataloged evidence early Sunday morning in the Gresham neighborhood, as detectives investigated the death of a man who was found behind the wheel of a minivan with a bullet in his chest. Community activist Andrew Holmes is calling for people […]