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Courtney is an Emmy-nominated journalist who joined WGN-TV as a General Assignment Reporter in July of 2014. This is an exciting return to the Tribune family, since Courtney started her career as a former CLTV intern.

Prior to WGN News, Courtney reported for WBBM-TV in Chicago, where she won a 2014 Illinois Associated Press Award. She previously worked at St. Louis’ KSDK-TV as an Anchor/Reporter, bringing home a Missouri Broadcaster’s Award. She also worked on-air at WEHT-TV in Evansville, IN and KRCG-TV in Jefferson City, MO. She started her career in broadcasting as an intern at WXYZ-TV in Detroit and CLTV in Chicago.

Courtney launched into broadcasting in her freshman year of college, working as a Disc Jockey for WHOV-FM in Hampton, VA. Over the years she’s had the opportunity to cover the “D.C. Sniper” Trials of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo and interviewed First Lady, Michelle Obama. Courtney has covered numerous devastating tornadoes as well as the wildfires of Arizona.

Courtney was raised on the south side of Chicago, in the city’s Beverly neighborhood. She’s also proud alum of Whitney Young High School. She received her B.A. in Mass Media at Hampton University’s Scripps-Howard School of Journalism in Virginia. Courtney is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, and has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Courtney is a self-proclaimed “foodie” and loves exploring new restaurants with her husband.


Recent Articles
  • As inauguration approaches, Rauner ready to take reins

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Bruce Rauner is less than a day away from his inauguration, when he’ll become the 42nd governor of Illinois. “It’s a new day in Illinois. We’re going to turn our government around and get it run right to benefit all the families of our wonderful state,” Rauner said Sunday. Sunday marked a family affair at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, where Rauner was surrounded by his wife Diana, five of six children, and a son-in-law. […]

  • Funeral services for 14-year-old shot, killed in Rosemont

    ROSEMONT —  Visitation and funeral services take place this morning for a14 year old boy killed near Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Visitation and the funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Hope Church. Police say the shooting was gang-related, even though the family denies boswell was in a gang. Rosemont Public Safety Department detectives have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Rosemont, according to a statement by officials. According to authorities, […]

  • Lawsuit accuses city of issuing speed camera tickets on non-school days

    CHICAGO — The City of Chicago may have to return millions of dollars collected in speed camera fines. A lawsuit accuses the city of issuing tickets unfairly. It was filed back on Halloween of last year, but it’s just now coming to light. It all started out with attorney Jacie Zolna of Myron M. Cherry & Associates representing a Chicago man who got a ticket for going 21 miles over the speed limit. He was slapped with a $100 fine. “My first reaction […]

  • ‘Mysterious’ chunks of ice crash through roof of home

    CHICAGO– Even all this crazy weather we’ve been having, doesn’t explain the discovery one Chicago man made in his living room. A mysterious massive chunk of ice seems to have fallen from the sky, leaving a nice sized hole in one man’s ceiling. The ice came crashing through a Ravenswood Manor apartment building—leaving a hole that is now temporarily boarded-up. But the apartment owner says he’s not sure how to look at this unexplained phenomenon. John Connors is talking about […]

  • Mayor Emanuel rolls out education plan for next 4 years; candidates respond

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel saying his education plan moves the ball forward, toward producing CPS graduates that will be able to compete in the workforce, but those trying to take his job say voters need to pay attention to his past track record. At an invite-only event, teachers, parents, and advocates listened, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel rolled-out his education plan for the next four years. It’s a plan he plans to implement if he wins a second term in office. […]

  • City, Chicago Public Schools brace for another day of cold, closures

    Chicago — Chicago Public Schools has announced it will not hold classes Thursday as the area continues to experience extreme wind and cold. “Our top priority remains the safety of our students, and tomorrow’s weather conditions could again be dangerous to students traveling to and from school,” said CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett in a statement Thursday. “It is in the best interest of our students to cancel classes tomorrow, and we look forward to welcoming back all of our students […]

  • For some schools Wednesday, it was business — and class — as usual

    Not all Chicagoland schools were closed Wednesday. For some students, it was just another day. Some area schools remained open despite the dangerous weather, and many students chose to attend for various reasons — including not having to make the day up at the end of the year. It also helped out some parents, who had the capacity to bring their children to school.  

  • $1,000 reward for leads in Westmont home invasion, sex assault

    Police in the western suburbs are asking for help in finding a man suspected of breaking into a home and robbing and sexually assaulting a senior citizen. Westmont police are trying to protect the identity of the victim and will only say she is over the age of 65. Police say the woman was at her home 1100 block of South Williams in the Eagle Creek Apartment complex. Around 5 a.m. January 1st police say the woman woke-up to find […]

  • Bond set at $3M for man charged with Waukegan woman’s murder

    A Lake County judge set bond at $3 million dollars for a man accused of shooting his girlfriend to death inside a Waukegan bar. 33-year-old Elpidia Munoz-Garcia was shot around 1 a.m. Friday morning in the Tacos Buenos Bar. 23-year-old Roberto Romero has been charged with her murder. Friends say the two were dating and once lived together. Prosecutors say Romero came to the bar with his parent’s gun. Munoz-Garcia texted her boyfriend’s parents asking them to come pick-up the […]

  • Father killed in hit-and-run; Police seek leads

    A hit and run accident claimed one of the first lives of 2015 in the Chicago area. Less than three hours into the new year 30-year-old Amir Robeldo was struck while riding his bicycle under a viaduct in the 4700 block of West Division in Humboldt Park. Just hours before he was killed, the father of two was mixing music, at a family new year’s eve get-together. Relatives say Amir was a DJ and construction worker and was the life […]

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