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Erin Ivory joined WGN Morning News in April 2011. She currently covers traffic, as well as live and breaking news via Skycam 9.

Two years prior to covering traffic, Erin had been working at WGN-TV as a per-diem general assignment reporter for WGN News. Before reporting with WGN, she helped launch the station’s online traffic reporting show CommunterCast in 2007 and worked as a traffic anchor on CLTV.

Prior to WGN, Erin was a weekend news anchor and general assignment reporter at WDJT-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She also worked as a reporter for WSBT-TV in South Bend, Indiana, and at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois, as a reporter and morning anchor.

Erin graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism.


Recent Articles
  • After decades with no words, retiree overcomes dyslexia, writes book

    Everyone faces some adversity in their life, but some people must overcome far more than the rest.  A local man faced an obstacle so big, it became a secret.   And that secret he kept from friends and family for 56 years. Alby Lee Lewis is not that different from any other 76-year-old retiree.  He loves his down time, his fast car and spending time with his family. But underneath his close knit circle, was a secret that Alby carried his entire […]

  • 13-year-old helps bring 2,000 ‘Journey Bags’ to foster kids

    GENEVA, Ill. — A boy’s simple wish has morphed into something far bigger than he ever imagined. Micah Wilson, 13, witnessed firsthand just how tough it was for other kids being juggled through the foster care system. He wanted to do something for those kids to have something they could take with them that was theirs regardless of where they slept at night. “Normally when kids go from house to house they take garbage bags with their stuff in it, […]

  • WWII aircraft stops in Chicago on record breaking trip to circle the world

    CHICAGO — Just days ahead of the air and water show, one of the world’s oldest aircraft made a special pit stop in Chicago, Monday. The DC-3 World War II aircraft is a throwback in time and still making history trying to break a world record as the oldest aircraft to circle the world. It’s not often you see a twin turbo solid metal piece of history touchdown on a Chicago runway. Not only is this classic DC-3 still flying […]

  • LaSalle offers rich history and mule pulled boat rides

    WGN’s Erin Ivory has been hitting the road every Friday this summer highlighting unique getaways. Her latest adventure was to LaSalle, where she found a one of a kind boat ride and a lot of history. Most of us know just how crucial the canal system was for commerce back in the 1800s but did you know those old canal boats were pulled by rope with mules? In LaSalle you can be transported back to the mid 1800s with the […]

  • 23-year-old gymnast makes comeback, wins at World Games

    For every time you felt like throwing in the towel, there’s a story out there of someone who got back in and did something amazing. Austin Nacey, from Braidwood, was a great gymnast in high school, but once he graduated he was burnt out and done with tumbling. That was 6 years ago. Nacey just brought home the silver medal in the World Games at the age of 23. In high school Nacey pounded through his tumbling drills so hard […]

  • Charity brings CPS kids boxes of free school supplies

    CHICAGO — You remember the excitement when you got a new pack of markers and crisp folders for the start of the school year? That was the feeling thousands of kids experienced Wednesday thanks to the charity, “Back 2 School Illinois.” School supplies are back lining store shelves already, but for many families, getting their kids the things they need for the classroom is nearly impossible. One charity is determined to see that every kid starts off right. It took […]

  • Get your Tarzan on at massive zipline course

    MARSEILLES, Ill. — Summer’s not over yet. You still have some time if you want to squeeze in a family road trip.  To Marseilles for example, where you will find some high flying adventure. Zip Chicago boasts one of the largest zip line courses in the Midwest. “We have eight ziplines from 200 feet to 1000 feet and two suspension bridges,” Zip Chicago’s Jesse Diaz says. One of the ziplines even allows you to race another person, adding even more speed and thrill […]

  • New app brings the potential pet owner to the pet – virtually

    A new app is paring pet adoption with virtual reality. Typically if you go online to see shelter pets, you get a still, sad picture of a pet in a cage that doesn’t really tell you anything about the animal’s demeanor or personality. Now a new app called  PetGotchaDay completely changes that. You can see every pet in 3D and, if you have a pair of virtual reality glasses, you will feel like you are right there with them. Erica […]

  • Coding camp helps young girls learn valuable skills – at no cost

    If you know how to do computer coding, you are in hot demand in our plugged in world. But women are lagging in this field and make up less than 25 percent of the jobs. In addition, getting trained in computer coding is pricey with courses averaging around $11,000. Now three women are setting out to “flip the script” by designing a coding camp just for girls and at no cost. Jen Kamins was working as a recruiter in the tech industry when she […]

  • Camp gives kids a break from tough neighborhoods, stress of city

    Summertime can be a rough stretch for kids living in Chicago’s most violent plagued neighborhoods. But a program is in place to get them out of their neighborhoods and into nature. Hundreds of inner city kids are headed the woods this summer. Their destination is Camp Dixon, tucked away in the back woods nearly 100 miles from home. Camp Dixon aims to get as many kids away from violence and gangs so they can take a breather, even for just […]