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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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  • Police expanding use of technology to combat violent crime

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  • Funeral services held Saturday for Kenneka Jenkins

    CHICAGO – A funeral service was held for the 19-year-old girl found dead in a suburban hotel freezer. But as Kenneka Jenkins was laid to rest, her family and friends continued to raise questions about her death and the investigation that followed. The teen’s mother and her family members sought to make the focus of today’s service about Jenkins’ life – not the controversy surrounding her death. More than one thousand people attended the funeral, with Minister Andre Williams delivering […]

  • Man beaten, robbed and thrown into Lake Michigan near Shedd Aquarium

    CHICAGO — A man was beaten, robbed and thrown into Lake Michigan near the Shedd Aquarium. It happened shortly after midnight Tuesday on the museum campus. According to Chicago police, the 23-year-old man was walking along the lakefront path near the Shedd, when several men and a woman approached him and started beating him. They took his backpack and cellphone, then threw him into the lake. The victim was able to swim to safety on his own, but the robbers […]

  • Niles North H.S. varsity football suspended during hazing investigation

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    CHICAGO – As the region’s heat wave continues for a fifth consecutive day, temperatures in Chicago hit 93 degrees and broke a record set in 1891 Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. When you think of Chicago football weather, you normally think of hat, gloves, and a big heavy coat, but the city was far from that on Sunday. Over near Soldier Field, brave fans were in the sun grilling it up despite the sweltering heat. Temperatures were in […]

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  • Mexico earthquake kills more than 200, topples buildings

    MEXICO CITY — Rescuers searched for survivors through the night after Tuesday’s powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and surrounding states, killing scores and leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings. At least 225 people died in Mexico City — the country’s capital — and in the states of Puebla, Mexico and Morelos, officials said. Previously, authorities had said that as many as 248 people had died. The death toll was later revised. The epicenter of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake was 2.8 miles […]

  • More than 80 arrests in third night of St. Louis protests over ex-cop’s acquittal

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