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.

You can find Courtney reporting the last breaking news on WGN Morning News. She previously served 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
  • Man found dead in apparent hit-and-run near Eisenhower Expressway: police

    CHICAGO —An investigation is underway after the body of a man was found under a viaduct near the Eisenhower Expressway in an apparent hit-and-run. Around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Chicago police responded to a call of an unresponsive man lying in the street on the 800 block of South Central Avenue in the Austin neighborhood. When authorities arrived, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe the victim, who is described as a white man in his 40s, was struck […]

  • R. Kelly held without bond on federal sex crime charges, singer pleads not guilty

    CHICAGO — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex-related charges, saying that the R&B singer had failed to convince the court that he would not commit new crimes if released. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber handed down the ruling after Kelly was arrested last week. He faces 13 federal charges in Chicago and New York, including having sex with minors and trying to cover up the crimes by paying off […]

  • ICE raids begin across the country; no reports of arrests in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Undocumented immigrants across the country are on the edge as Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids get underway this week. Those raids have started in other cities across the country, namely places like New York, but things have been very quiet in Chicago. According to the Mayor Lori Lightfoot, there’s an estimated 180,000 undocumented immigrants in the city, but right now, it’s unclear what type of ICE raids, if any, have occurred in Chicago. The raids were supposed to […]

  • With ICE raids expected, local leaders offer support to undocumented residents

    CHICAGO — On a day when Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers are expected to execute raids against 2,000 undocumented immigrants across the country, leaders on the local level in Chicago are working with migrant communities and against President Trump’s calls for a crackdown. Word that the raids would take place in Chicago and other cities across the country leaked early last week, and the president confirmed the news Friday. Acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli told CNN’s […]

  • 2 dead, 2 critically injured after wrong-way driver crash on Stevenson

    CHICAGO — Two people are dead and two others are in critical condition after a crash involving a wrong way driver early Saturday morning on the Stevenson Expressway. State police said a wrong-way driver of a red Nissan entered the Stevenson at Pulaski and drove north on the southbound lane. He then crashed into a Flash Cab taxi full of passengers around 4:20 a.m. in the middle lane on I-55 southbound at Kedzie Avenue. Both drivers, Adelaido Torres, 33, and […]

  • Alligator in Humboldt Park Lagoon spotted as search continues for animal

    CHICAGO — The alligator in the Humboldt Park Lagoon was spotted Wednesday as crews continue their attempt to capture the animal. The gator was first spotted Tuesday morning by photographer Ren Horst-Ruiz who was taking pictures with clients. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi later confirmed that a 4 to 5 foot alligator was living in the lagoon at one of the city’s most popular parks. Officials couldn’t say how the creature got there, but the likely scenario is that someone […]

  • Parents of slain U of I Chinese scholar tell jury of their loss

    PEORIA, Ill. — The parents of the Chinese scholar who was kidnapped and killed by a former University of Illinois doctoral student described the loss they feel during testimony Tuesday. “How am I supposed to carry on living?” said Lifeng Ye, the mother of Yingying Zhang, whose testimony was on video. “I really don’t know how to carry on.” The testimony was heard by the jury that convicted Brendt Christensen last month in the Zhang’s 2017 death. The same jurors are hearing […]

  • 66 shot, 6 fatally, over long Fourth of July weekend in Chicago

    Mayor Lori Lightfoot is answers questions about the spike in violent crime over the holiday weekend during an “accountability Monday” event  CHICAGO — It was another violent holiday weekend in Chicago with at least 66 people shot, six fatally, over the long Fourth of July weekend. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she was out riding with officers over the holiday, where she witnessed police responding to a call of shots fired that turned out to be kids throwing fire crackers. She […]

  • 7 arrested after ‘The Bean’, Maggie Daley Park vandalized

    CHICAGO — Seven people are in custody after “The Bean” sculpture and Maggie Daley Park were vandalized overnight. Police said a group of people spray-painted the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture, known as “The Bean,” at Millennium Park and the Cancer Survivor Wall in Maggie Daley Park. “The Bean” and the Cancer Survivor Wall, along with benches and other structures in the area, were tagged and defaced with gang graffiti. “There are some things that should be sacred. Millennium Park and […]

  • Illinois gas, cigarette taxes increase today: What you need to know

    CHICAGO — The price of gas and cigarettes ticked up in Illinois Monday, as state officials aim to raise $45 billion to fund their road and infrastructure plan called “Rebuild Illinois.” Illinois Governor JB Pritzker says the plan is to repair what’s broken and build what’s needed. “Frankly, it’s all in the name: ‘rebuild Illinois,’” Pritzker said Monday. The first gas tax increase since 1990 doubles doubles it from 19 cents to 38 cents a gallon, costing the average Illinois driver […]

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