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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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  • Man dies after being rescued from house fire in Albany Park

    CHICAGO — A man was fatally injured in a fire at a home in the city’s Albany Park neighborhood. It happened just after 3 a.m. Monday in the 4700 block of North Harding. Chicago Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the home’s attic engulfed in flames. The man was pulled from the home with severe burns and taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where he later died. Family has identified the man as 26-year-old Francisco Sanchez. Neighbors tell WGN-TV Sanchez was from […]

  • Man shot on the Dan Ryan Expressway

    CHICAGO – The Illinois State Police is investigating a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway that injured a man late Saturday night. The victim was a passenger in a vehicle driving north on I-90/94 near 43rd Street on the South Side when shots were fired at the car at about 10:30 p.m. The man was hit in the chest.  He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and then transferred to Stroger Hospital. All inbound local lanes of the Dan Ryan […]

  • Blue Island Police officers injured in early-morning crash

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  • Trayvon Martin’s parents remember his life, nearly 5 years after he was killed

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  • 2-year-old, man killed in West Side shooting; Pregnant woman wounded

    CHICAGO – A toddler and man were killed, and a pregnant woman was critically injured in a shooting on Chicago’s West Side. The shooting happened just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of South Kenneth Ave in the city’s North Lawndale neighborhood. Police say 2-year-old Lavontay White was in the car with his 20-year-old aunt and a 26-year-old man, who was the woman’s boyfriend. A second car drove by with three people inside. A gunman got out of that […]

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  • 2 girls critically injured in shootings less than an hour apart

    CHICAGO — Two young girls are fighting for their lives Sunday — both victims of gun violence, shot in the head and critically wounded in separate incidents in Chicago Saturday night. The prognosis for 12-year-old Kanari Gentry-Bowers is bleak, her family says, and they’re asking for prayers and support. She’s on life support, but if she survives, she’ll likely be paralyzed and brain dead. But she is fighting, relatives say. “From the time she got shot, she was pronounced dead, she came back, she […]

  • Two girls in critical condition after being shot in the head in separate shootings

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Two girls, ages 11 and 12, are fighting for their lives after being shot in the head in two separate incidents Saturday. Investigators say 11-year-old Takiya Holmes was sitting in the back seat of a parked mini-van in the Washington Park neighborhood with her mother, younger brother and aunt when shots were fired around 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Takiya’s mother discovered the girl was shot in the head, and rescue crews rushed her to Comer Children’s Hospital for […]