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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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    CHICAGO — 2016 was the most violent year Chicago has seen in nearly two decades. The city had 762 homicides in 2016 — that’s more than the largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, combined. The Chicago Police Department says the city had 1,100 more shootings last year than in 2015. The statistics have put Chicago at the center of a national dialogue about gun violence. To put this violent crime in perspective, here’s a shocking statistic: someone was shot in Chicago […]

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    Body cameras for all Chicago police officers by the end of 2017 – a year ahead of schedule

    CHICAGO —  The Chicago Police Department are speeding up its body camera program. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Supt. Eddie Johnson now plan to have every patrol officer in the city wearing a body camera by the end of 2017. That’s a year earlier than originally planned. On Wednesday morning, 19th District Commander Marc Buslik explained the expedited rollout. He told reporters he wished he had a camera when he started his career on the beat 36 years ago. Buslik says the cameras increase […]

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    Church suprises day care worker injured during shooting

    CALUMET CITY, Ill. – A daycare worker injured during a shooting was surprised by a church on Christmas to help make her life a little easier. Sheena Gibson was hurt when a stray bullet came flying through a window at the Calumet City daycare where she works last week.  An argument among two or three men at a nearby convenience store sent shots flying. Dozens of children were inside that daycare at the time. Gibson was preparing to leave for […]

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    Christmas celebrations held at churches across the city

    CHICAGO — Christmas celebrations and church services have been taking place across the city as the faithful celebrate the birth of Jesus. This year, Christmas fell on a Sunday, the traditional day for praise and worship in the Christian faith. Many worshippers started their day bright and early at the Trinity United Church of Christ on the city’s south side. The church is holding there services today for those who want to worship. Courtney Gousman reports from the Trinity United […]

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    94-year-old woman injured in Gresham fire

    CHICAGO — A 94-year-old woman is hospitalized after a fire in the city’s Gresham neighborhood. The fire broke out on the second floor of a house in the 7600 block of South Union around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters had to stretch a hose for practically an entire block, because the nearest fire hydrant was obstructed by construction equipment, and other hydrants were frozen. The  elderly woman was able to get out of the house on her own and was taken to […]

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    ELGIN, Ill. — Four teenagers were rescued from an apartment fire in Elgin. Crews responded to the 300 block of Division Street just after midnight Tuesday to find a two-unit apartment building with an active fire on the second floor. Four teenagers were rescued from the second floor and transported to the hospital in serious condition with third-degree burns, smoke inhalation and frost bite. Amy Bishop, the mother of the teens, says they were sleeping when a bed caught fire from an […]

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    School bus companies work to minimize waiting times in the cold

    VILLA PARK, Ill. — If you’ve ever waited at the bus stop in bitter cold weather, you know how bad it can be. That’s why bus companies like Cottage Hill in Villa Park worked overnight to make sure that the buses picking up children for school are both reliable and warm. Bob Beck, Director of Operations for Cottage Hill Bus Company, tells WGN that preparations started around 7:00 last night to make sure the company’s 144 school buses would be […]

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    Commuters and sports fans bear with snow and freezing temps in Chicagoland

    CHICAGO — Bears fans had to endure two indignities today at Soldier Field. They got beat by the Packers, and they had freezing temperatures to deal with. Both Bears and Packers fans came to soldier in several layers of clothing, most telling WGN that it wasn’t enough to shield them from the below freezing temperatures. In northwest Indiana, which received the highest snow totals of over 9 in. overnight, rapid snowfall combined with drifting snow made snow removal difficult. During a rough patch from 6 […]

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    Gift giveaway makes the holidays brighter for hundreds of families

    CHICAGO — Hundreds of families descended on Olive Harvey College Saturday morning for a big Christmas giveaway that’s been an annual tradition for 20 years. Entrepreneur Larry Huggins of Riteway- Huggins Construction started the giveaway 20 years ago in Englewood. “When you’re doing something for 20 years, and people really see how it impacts the lives of these kids, you know it just makes you feel good to be able to do that,” Huggins said. This year the group raised $250,000 to help 500 families in […]

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    Mother, 6 children rescued from apartment fire on South Side

    CHICAGO — Three families have been displaced after a fire in an apartment in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood The fire broke out around 1 a.m. Tuesday near 45th and Drexel. A mother and her six children were rescued by two neighbors from inside a unit on the first floor. Residents say their heater started the fire. Two men who lived across the street say they saw the flames and ran to help rescue them. Paramedics treated one of the rescuers for burns […]