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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
  • 2 of 3 men charged with selling synthetic pot that killed 2 appear in court

    CHICAGO — Two of three men charged with selling synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison out of a convenience store appeared in court Tuesday afternoon. Fouad Masoud, 48, Jamil Abdelrahman Jad Allah, 44, and Adil Khan Mohammed, 44, were arrested Sunday at the King Mini Mart on the 1300 block of South Kedzie Avenue. Investigators said the men sold 50 to 60 packages of the drugs per day from the store. Federal prosecutors have charged the men with conspiring to […]

  • Woman rescued, man located after serious crash in Des Plaines

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — A man who went missing after a car crashed into a Des Plaines forest preserve has been found. The car was found by some trees near Rand and Ballard early Monday morning. One female victim was found alone inside. The woman had to be extricated from the vehicle by rescue crews. She was transported to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in serious condition. The woman informed police there were two others in the car with […]

  • Christians mark Easter with church services, celebrations

    CHICAGO — Christians marked their holiest of holidays at churches and celebrations across Chicagoland on Easter Sunday. A line formed outside Holy Name Cathedral in the Loop as parishioners patiently filed inside to celebrate the holiday referred to as “Resurrection Sunday” by Christians, marking what they believe occurred three days after Jesus was crucified on the cross. “The important feast, not necessarily Christmas, which is very important, but the real core of our faith: resurrection, eternal, new life in the lord. Hope […]

  • Michigan beats Loyola in Final Four to end dream season

    SAN ANTONIO – The Ramblers run is over. Michigan handed Loyola its first loss since January to advance to the National Championship. Neither team could generate much offense in the early going. Michigan mustered up a 12-4 advantage the first 8 minutes, but Loyola clawed all the way back. The Ramblers went on a 9-0 run to regain the lead before entering the break with a seven point edge. A slew of turnovers allowed the Wolverines to get right back […]

  • Guardian Angels alert passengers to CTA Red Line robberies

    CHICAGO — After a string of early-morning robberies on the CTA Red Line, the Guardian Angels are hoping flyers can help lead to arrests. The group is passing out alerts in Lincoln Park that feature photos of four suspects. Police said the foursome boarded a northbound CTA train at the Clybourn stop about 1 a.m. Friday and robbed multiple people before exiting one stop later, at Fullerton. CTA surveillance cameras captured the attacks. Police released stills. On Saturday morning, the […]

  • Loyola Ramblers board buses bound for Final Four in San Antonio

    CHICAGO — The Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball team boarded buses Wednesday morning bound for San Antonio, Texas, for the NCAA Final Four. It’s a trip more than 50 years in the making. The last time the team went to the Final Four was 1963, and the Ramblers won the championship. A wave of excitement has engulfed the North Side university, and students and alumni alike will follow the team on the road. Loyola will face University of Michigan at 5 p.m. […]

  • Teen in critical condition after family killed in Des Plaines crash

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — A suburban teen is in critical condition after his parents and sister were killed in a Des Plaines crash Sunday. The 16-year-old was driving his family’s Volkswagen Passat about 6 p.m. Sunday when he turned in front of a Lexus at Rand and Golf roads, WGN’s Andrea Darlas reports. The Passat was broadsided by the Lexus and pushed off the road. Three passengers — the boy’s father, mother and sister — were killed. The Cook County […]

  • Police recover over $1 million in stolen goods from massive fencing ring

    CHICAGO —Police are working to reunite victims with an estimated $1 million worth of stolen high-end construction equipment and tools seized from a massive fencing ring. There is some very pricey equipment among the generators, snow blowers and power tools. Police are cutting some of the red tape, in the hopes victims will come forward to claim their stolen things. Georgios Porfipoulos was among the hopeful checking the wares as he searched for a welding generator taken several weeks ago […]

  • Chicago’s largest Easter egg hunt comes to West Loop

    CHICAGO — Hundreds gathered in Chicago’s West Loop on Saturday for a free Easter egg hunt hosted by Soul City Church. The event, in its eighth year, connects city kids with free candy stashed in 55,000 colorful eggs. “What’s so cool is that the community really wants to be a part of it, and so they donate the eggs and they donate the candy,” pastor Jeanne Stevens said. “The weeks leading up to our party, everyone gets to packing. Everyone […]

  • Thousands in Chicago, suburbs join US anti-gun violence marches

    CHICAGO — Thousands of students and activists protested across Illinois on Saturday to press for gun control in the wake of a shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school last month. Chicago’s March for Our Lives rally at Union Park drew thousands of protestors holding signs that said “Never again” and “I stand with the students.” Young activists told WGN’s Mike Lowe they were inspired by survivors of the Parkland, Fla., massacre — but that the issue […]