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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.


Recent Articles
  • Federal authorities investigate Chicago Public Schools

    CHICAGO — Federal investigators are questioning several Chicago Public School employees, possibly related to a $20 million dollar contract the district has with a local company. Many sources say a raid was executed on in two locations Tuesday; CPS offices and a north suburban training company with a very lucrative contract with the school district. CPS board president, David Vitale, confirmed that federal agents are in the middle of investigating an allegation of misconduct within the school district. The feds […]

  • Chaperone saves life of man in cardiac arrest

    NORTH AURORA, Ill.-  For North Aurora firefighter Mark Bozik, it’s 24 hours on—and 48 hours off. Wednesday, the father of two, was looking forward to spending time with his daughter, chaperoning a field trip to Brookfield Zoo. The two, among a group of 30, waiting to take-off from West Aurora High– when panic set-in. Mark Bozik, North Aurora Firefighter Paramedic: “Somebody said, ‘somebody please call 911.’ I looked over and saw where he had collapsed.” A fellow chaperone went into […]

  • Fight to increase minimum wage continues in Chicago

    CHICAGO — The fight to increase minimum wage continues here in Chicago. College students across the U.S. as well as high school students and community members participated in a march and rally on April 11. The “Fight for 15” campaign partnered with M.E.Ch.A., a student activist movement that promotes higher education, culture, and history. Coordinators say raising the minimum wage will help with that cause. Those rallying Saturday say this fight is especially important for students. In just a few days, on April 15, […]

  • ‘It went dead calm:’ Witnesses to tornadoes in Fairdale, Rochelle

    FAIRDALE, Ill — One person was killed and several were injured a night of severe storms and reported tornadoes. Witnesses to the storms and damages described the scene for WGN News.    

  • ISU community mourning those lost in plane crash

    NORMAL, Ill. — The Illinois State University men’s basketball coach, one his players, and the athletics director fondly remember on Wednesday two colleagues who were among the seven people killed in a small plane crash downstate. 36 year-old Torrey Ward and 37 year-old Aaron Leetch died when their plane went down in a field near the airport in Bloomington. There was very heavy fog at the time. Torrey was the associate head coach of the men’s basketball team. Leetch was […]

  • Thoughts with Cardinal George during Easter celebrations

    Tonight many are celebrating holy Saturday, as we’re just hours away from Easter Sunday. Archbishop Blase Cupich is marking his first Easter Vigil Mass here in Chicago. This is one of the longest masses Catholics will attend throughout the entire year, running almost 3 hours. Part of the service was held outdoors, when Archbishop Cupich blessed the Pascal Fire, and then lit the Easter candle. The service then moved indoors, where parishioners shared the flame to light their own candles. […]

  • Amid hoop video controversy, CPD uses basketball for good

    CHICAGO — It’s the incident that’s created tension between Chicago Police and some Little Village residents: an officer stars in a video, now making the rounds on social media. The video features the officer bashing a neighborhood basketball rim. Fast-forward to Saturday, as officers participated in a basketball tournament designed to foster better community relationships. Those who owned the rim from the video said they were playing a game of pick-up in the street when the officer showed-up and busted […]

  • Suspect sought in armed robbery of jogger in forest preserve

    LONG GROVE, Ill — Suburban authorities are searching for a man suspected of robbing a woman while she was jogging in a forest preserve. The Lake County Forest Preserve police say the woman was jogging around 8:15 Friday morning in the Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve in Long Grove when the suspect grabbed her arm, threatened her with a screw driver and took her cell phone. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 25-35 years old who is short and […]

  • Chicago group set to perform at White House

    CHICAGO — A group of talented Chicago kids are headed to meet President Obama and the First Lady while performing during the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House. They’re known as the “Happiness Club”- an after school group for youth ages 6 to 21. They come from all backgrounds— from every part of the city—and they’ve been spreading cheer for the last 25 years. Monday, they’ll be performing in front of 35,000 guests on the White House lawn […]

  • Controversial ‘El Chapo’ film gets Chicago-area showing

    PORTAGE PARK – A controversial independent film made about the arrest of an infamous drug king from Mexico will finally find the big screen in the Chicago area. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested in 2014 and the documentary about his arrest will be shown at the Patio Theatre in Portage Park starting Friday. The filmmaker says he fought to bring his project to Chicago because this is where El Chapo Guzman’s drug cartel thrives. Arrested in February of 2014, […]