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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.

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
  • 2 missing teens found shot to death on Far South Side

    CHICAGO — Two teenage boys who were reported missing were found shot to death in a field on the city’s Far South Side. Officer discovered the bodies of both teens in a wooded area late Sunday, behind some homes near East 131st Street and South Rhodes Avenue in the Golden Gate neighborhood. Both teens had gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead on scene. Families identified the teens as Darnelle Flowers, 17, and Raysuan Turner, 16. Both were students at Fenger […]

  • 1 in custody after 3 shot during ‘Peace in the Hood’ basketball tournament

    CHICAGO — Police say a “person of interest” is in custody after a fight ended in gunfire in a Near North Side park Saturday, leaving one man in critical condition and injuring two men helping out at an anti-violence basketball tournament nearby. “It’s sad. It just hurts my heart,” said Ald. Walter Burnett (27th Ward), who supported the “Peace in the Hood” tournament and grew up in nearby Cabrini Green. The all-day event was beginning to wrap up around 6 p.m. […]

  • 3-year-old boy among 7 wounded in Englewood shooting

    CHICAGO — A 3-year-old boy was among seven people wounded in a single shooting in Englewood on Friday night. The attack happened about 8 p.m. Friday in the 1600 block of West 65th Street, according to the Chicago Police Department. A 3-year-old boy was shot in his left shin and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said. A 27-year-old man was shot in his torso and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where […]

  • Charges filed in shooting death of Northfield lawyer

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Police have officially filed charges in the fatal shooting of a prominent attorney during a domestic dispute in suburban Northfield. John Gately III, 66, was charged in the shooting death of 72-year-old Steven Shapiro. Police said Shapiro was found fatally shot inside a home on the 200 block of Latrobe Avenue in Northfield around 8 p.m. Monday. The shooting led police to Winnetka where a male murder suspect barricaded himself inside a building near Tower and Green […]

  • Woman killed, 80-year-old injured after bullets fired into homes in separate shootings

    CHICAGO — Two women were shot in separate incidents overnight after bullets were fired into their homes in two different Chicago neighborhoods. In one incident, an 80-year-old woman was sleeping in her bedroom on the second floor of her home near 118th Street and Eggleston Avenue in the city’s Pullman neighborhood. Around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, bullets were fired from outside of her home, and the woman was struck in the head. She was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center and […]

  • Suspect in custody after prominent attorney fatally shot inside home in Northfield

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Police have arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting a prominent attorney during a domestic dispute at a home in Northfield, according to police. Police said a man was found fatally shot inside a home on the 200 block of Latrobe Avenue in Northfield around 8 p.m. Monday. The man has been identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as 71-year-old Stephen Shapiro, a Chicago attorney. CHICAGO attorney, Steve Shapiro, 71 was shot and killed in his […]

  • Police investigate after man found fatally shot inside Northfield home

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed inside his Northfield home. Police said the man was found fatally shot inside a home on the 200 block of Latrobe Avenue around 8 p.m. on Monday. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. Police said the shooting may be connected to the heavy police presence in Winnetka right off Green Bay Road near Tower Road. Several streets were blocked. No further information was provided. The investigation […]

  • Search underway for gunman who shot at officers on South Side

    CHICAGO — A search is underway for a gunman after officers exchanged shots with at least one person on the city’s South Side. Officers responded to a call of shots fired just after 1 a.m. Monday near 102nd and South Wentworth in the Fernwood neighborhood. They spotted and chased a person, who turned and fired at them. No one was injured. The gunman fled the scene, but police continue to search the area. This is a developing story. Check back for […]

  • CPD deploying 600 officers to violence plagued neighborhoods this weekend

    CHICAGO — An additional 600 police officers will hit the city’s streets this weekend as the Chicago Police Department tries to get a handle on the growing gun violence. About 430 additional officers will be put into several locations on the South and West sides during the week, according to CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson. That number will increase to 600 additional officers during the weekend. The officers will be added to the 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th and 15th districts, which are […]

  • Missing suburban landlord, 76, last seen at Englewood bank

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — A search is underway for a 76-year-old Rolling Meadows man who went missing Saturday while collecting rent on the South Side. Vasudeva Kethireddy, 76, left his suburban home about 8 a.m. Saturday and headed to Englewood, where he owns rental properties, according to police and relatives. Kethireddy was last seen on surveillance footage depositing checks at a Chase bank near 69th Street and Ashland Avenue about 6:15 p.m. Saturday. Kethireddy made a few calls, but hasn’t been […]