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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.


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    Prep team suspended from playoffs after brawl breaks out at game

    CHICAGO –A Chicago high school basketball team has had to forfeit its spot in the playoffs after a brawl broke out at their game Wednesday night. The fight broke-out after North Lawndale beat Marshall last night at Westinghouse College Prep. The fight was captured on video. Some players apparently exchanged words in the handshake line and that sparked the altercation. Thursday evening, CPS suspended North Lawndale and Marshall for three games. As a result, North Lawndale will not play in […]

  • Man found guilty of murder in fatal stabbing of Naperville teacher

    NAPERVILLE, Ill — A DuPage County jury found a man guilty of murder in the killing of a teacher at a Naperville bar. Daniel Olaska was charged with the murder of Shaun Wild at Frankie’s Blue Room in 2012. Olaska was found guilty of two counts of murder.  He was found not guilty in the lesser charges of attempted murder. Prosecutors say Wild was stabbed to death when he tried to break up a fight. Wild taught 2nd grade at […]

  • Warm weather headed to Chicagoland

    - It certainly doesn’t feel nice out here tonight, but despite the briskness, people are lining-up to eat at the popular taco joint, “Big Star.” Many telling me after this winter, we deserve some nice weather…And perhaps many are clinging to this first hint of spring.  Not exactly a nice night out… But it is better than what we’ve had lately. Just Friday, a high in the 20s.  “Yesterday was hell. Can I say that?” But what a difference a […]

  • Cardinal George returns home from hospital

    CHICAGO — After a week’s stay at Loyola Medical Center, Cardinal Francis George returned home Saturday. Chicago’s former archbishop is no longer receiving treatment to help with his battle against cancer. WGN stopped by the cardinal’s residence, and it was confirmed that Cardinal George has made it home from the hospital. George is resting now; and when asked of his condition, a spokesperson at the residence said, “He’s fine.” The Diocese is not releasing any more details than that. Earlier in […]

  • Girl, stem cell donor meet for first time to celebrate both lives

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill — A 2nd grade girl celebrated her life today by meeting the man who saved it. 8-year-old Sabrina Chahir was waging a long battle with a severe form of blood cancer. That is until a man from Germany stepped up to donate his stem cells to be used for her transplant. Thursday Sabrina met her donor, 30-year-old Maximilain Eule at a special celebration courtesy of the owners of Pilot Pete’s. In 2011, he donated stem cells to Sabrina […]

  • Members of Rainbow Push among those stuck on Kentucky winter roads

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — Winter isn’t done yet. Motorists have been stranded for hours after a snowstorm hit parts of the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Eastern U.S. Kentucky’s governor has declared a state of emergency and the National Guard was called-out to assist. Several tractor trailers jackknifed, causing the massive backups and stranding hundreds. The wife of the Rev Jesse Jackson was among those stuck in the bad weather. Jackie Jackson was traveling with some members of the Rainbow Push Coalition. […]

  • Cedar Lake 17-year-old stabbed to death

    CEDAR LAKE, Ind. — 17-year-old Alton Bradley, just months away from graduation, was stabbed to death Tuesday night. The stabbing occurred near the intersection of 142nd place and Lauerman in Cedar Lake, Ind. Police told WGN Bradley and one of his friends— both Hanover Central High School students — were stabbed during what’s being described as a “melee” Tuesday night. Police said prior to the stabbing, two vehicles had been chasing each other around Cedar Lake. The driver of one […]

  • Trucker convicted of 5 counts in fatal I-88 crash

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A judge has found a truck driver guilty of five counts in connection with a crash that killed an Illinois Tollway worker and injured a state trooper. Renato Velasquez of Hanover Park was convicted Thursday of charges including failing to avoid a stationary emergency vehicle, driving more than 14 hours after a 10-hour rest period and driving while impaired by fatigue. He was acquitted during the bench trial of multiple counts of falsifying his log book. Velasquez […]

  • Timothy Jones found guilty of murder

    CHICAGO – Timothy Jones has been found guilty of murder in the death of Jacqueline Reynolds. Jury deliberations continued Saturday. Jurors were trying to decide whether Jones was responsible for the death of Reynolds. The case was unusual because the defendant did not physically kill the victim; Chicago Police crashed into the innocent woman driving through the South Shore neighborhood as they were chasing Jones. Jones was a suspect in an armed robbery home invasion. His cousin, Jeffery Richardson, says he doesn’t believe Jones is responsible […]

  • Chicago group contends local Muslims target of more hateful actions

    CHICAGO — As ISIS continues to dominate headlines, a Chicago group says more hate is being directed at local Muslims. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR Chicago, wants to make the public aware of a number of recent threats to the Islamic community in the Chicago area. A recent incident of “hate graffiti” discovered on the bathroom walls of Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park is just one of the examples CAIR offers. CAIR leaders believe it has […]

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