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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


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  • 15-year-old boy shot and killed on Chicago’s West Side

    CHICAGO — A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in the Austin neighborhood Saturday night. According to family and neighbors, 15-year-old Anton Shaw was was a good student at Foreman High School, where he focused on basketball his freshman year. Chicago police say just after 11 p.m. Saturday, Shaw was gunned down in an alley on the1100 block of North Long Avenue, just steps from his home on the West Side. He was found with a gunshot wound to the […]

  • 2-year-old being treated for rare polio-like disease in Chicago

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  • 16-year-old shot and killed in drive-by after argument on Northwest Side

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  • Memorial held for high school student fatally shot at vigil in Far South Side

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  • Faith leaders, activists look forward after Van Dyke verdict

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  • 2 men killed in shooting, crash in downtown Chicago

    CHICAGO — Police say two men were fatally shot and two others were shot and wounded during a dispute inside a moving car that ended in gunfire and a rollover crash in downtown Chicago. The shooting and crash happened around midnight Sunday at Michigan Avenue and Congress, right in front of the Congress Plaza Hotel, located at 520 S Michigan Ave. Police say five men were inside the car when shots were fired from inside the vehicle. The driver was […]

  • Treasure Island to close remaining stores as grocer shuts down after 55 years

    CHICAGO —Treasure Island Foods is closing its six remaining Chicagoland stores and shutting down after 55 years in business. “It’s a loss of an institution in the community, and they’ve been very good neighbors too,” customer Jackie Kirley said. Treasure Island began in the Chicago area in 1963, offering european products with an emphasis on organic items. Its founder built the chain’s reputation by traveling the world to bring unusual organic products to Chicago. Legendary chef Julia Child once described […]