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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

Recent Articles
  • London Bridge attack: 11 detained after raids, attackers to be named

    UK police are expected to name the men behind Saturday night’s terror attack in London, in which seven people were killed and 48 others injured. British Prime Minister Theresa May said police had identified all three attackers and would release their names “when the investigation permits.” Police said 11 people had been detained in a series of raids following the attack, in which three people rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and went on a stabbing spree in […]

  • Teen dead after apparent shootout with police

    CHICAGO — A teenager is dead after an apparent shootout with police late Friday night in the Washington Park neighborhood. Two officers were responding to a call of a person with a gun near the 5800 block of S. Wabash at about 11:10 p.m. The uniformed officers drove down an alley toward a group of people, police say, and as they approached one allegedly pulled out a gun and fired a shot at the front bumper of the officers’ vehicle. Officers […]

  • Protesters arrested in Springfield while still no budget in place

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — All eyes are on Springfield today as the spring session ends, and there’s still no budget in place. The state has been operating without one since July of 2015, that’s nearly two years. As a result of the turmoil, there were several clashes with protesters and police. 34 demonstrators were handcuffed and arrested outside of Governor Rauner’s office Tuesday night. Even a person in a wheelchair was taken into custody by police, and charged with trespassing. Another […]

  • 49 shot, 6 fatally during Chicago Memorial Day weekend

    CHICAGO — The Memorial Day weekend in Chicago had fewer shootings than last year. Six people were killed and 43 were wounded between 6 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Tuesday. Last Memorial Day weekend, there were 71 people shot, 7 fatally. On Monday night, three men were shot while standing in the street at 69th and Harvard. A man came up to them an opened fire. One of the men was shot in the head and died. The other two men […]

  • At least one shot in early morning shooting on expressway

    CHICAGO – At least one person shot and three others were wounded in a shooting on a Chicago expressway early this morning. Police say the shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. on I-57 in the inbound lanes near 115th St. Evidence markers taken up, vehicle being towed. Looks like I-57 could be opening up soon following a shooting & crash in the IB lanes. pic.twitter.com/8cqjJNHJOo — Courtney Gousman (@cgousman) May 29, 2017 Witness report hearing several shots and then a car […]

  • Less violent start to Memorial Day weekend follows increased police efforts

    CHICAGO — Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off to summer, and in Chicago it has also been marred with some of the highest gun violence totals of the year. So while the number of shooting victims is down dramatically so far, many Chicago residents are still proceeding with caution. During Memorial Day weekend in 2016, a total of 69 people were shot and six of them were killed. To address the issue, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson announced raids this weekend that put a number of gang members […]

  • CPD increases Memorial Day weekend patrols

    CHICAGO — 1,300 extra Chicago police officers are patrolling the streets each day this Memorial Day weekend. That’s about 400 more officers than were deployed this time last year. The department is beefing up its normal police presence with special units and traffic enforcement. There are also more officers at the city’s tourist destinations, in parks and along the lakefront. Historically, Memorial Day weekend has been a violent one in Chicago. More than 60 people were shot in the city on […]

  • Bond denied for man charged with murder of Hinsdale woman

    HINSDALE, Ill. — A judge denied bond for the suspect accused of murdering a Hinsdale mother in her home. 30-year-old Dominic Sanders is facing charges in the murder of 51-year-old Andrea Urban who was killed May 4th. The Dupage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin says Ubran’s throat was slashed with a knife. “She had been struck numerous times and died as the result of blunt force trauma,” Berlin said Urban’s 17-year-old son discovered his mother lying a pool of blood in their […]

  • Woodlawn’s renaissance: Chicago neighborhood poised to bloom in time for Obama Presidential Center

    CHICAGO– A South Side community is working to pull itself up by its bootstraps. Residents are coming together to design a 20 year plan that is already reducing crime and is expected to attract new business, investment and new residents just in time for the arrival of the Obama Presidential Center. Residents of Woodlawn say they’re in the midst of a renaissance. Jeane Clark has fond memories of growing up in Woodlawn. “We had a penny arcade. Me and my […]

  • Chicago steps up security measures in response to Manchester attack

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago is stepping up its security measure in response to the attack in Manchester. The city council is expected to vote Wednesday to add 30 security cameras at Wrigley Field, paid by the Cubs. At the Allstate arena in Rosemont, concert guests are being patted down before being allowed to enter. Additional police have been deployed at public events, including undercover officers who watch for suspicious behavior. Homeland Security officials say the public’s eyes are […]