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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 seriously injured in South Side house fire

    CHICAGO — Two adult brothers were injured in a fire at a home on the city’s South Side. The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at a 1.5-story building in the 6300 block of South Bell in West Englewood. Fire crews rescued one of the victims from the burning home. The other brother was already outside when firefighters arrived. One of the victims was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. The second person was […]

  • Acero teachers, charter school network reach tentative agreement; classes resume Monday

    CHICAGO — Classes are back in session at Acero charter schools, after teachers reach a tentative agreement to end a four-day strike. The nation’s first teachers’ strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally. The Chicago Teachers Union said more than 500 teachers will return to classes Monday at Acero’s 15 schools, which serve 7,500 predominantly Latino […]

  • Woman pinned by own car at booth on Indiana Toll Road

    HAMMOND, Ind. — A woman was injured in an unusual accident on the Indiana Toll Road. State police said the incident happened around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday on the Indiana Toll Road on the west bound lanes of the I-90. Police said the woman, who is believed to be in her 40s and possibly from Michigan, was pinned between her car and the toll both at the one-mile marker. State police believe the woman was driving and may have been […]

  • As strikes continue, charter asks court to order teachers back to school

    CHICAGO — Acero Charter Network teachers and staff continued to strike for a fifth day Saturday, marching along picket lines as the charter provider seeks a court order to send them back to work. Teachers from 15 Acero schools made history when they walked off the job Tuesday, kicking off the first strike of a charter school in the U.S. Some of the network’s 7,500 students, who have been out of the classroom for four days now, came out to join […]

  • Nation bids goodbye to Bush with high praise, cannons, humor

    WASHINGTON — George H.W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral as a fourth — George W. Bush — eulogized his dad. “To us,” the son said of the father, “his was the brightest of a thousand points of light.” After three days of funeral […]

  • Acero charter school teachers go on strike

    CHICAGO — Teachers employed by a Chicago charter school network took to the picket lines Tuesday in what their union described as the first strike at any of the privately run, taxpayer-funded schools in the U.S. The strike at Acero’s 15 charter schools in Chicago following months of failed contract negotiations comes amid an increase in educator activism nationwide. Teachers in Kentucky , Arizona , Oklahoma , West Virginia and elsewhere converged on state capitols this year to fight for more pay and other funding issues. Classes were canceled for Acero’s […]

  • State funeral begins for former President George HW Bush

    HOUSTON — George H.W. Bush is set to embark on his final tour of Washington, the capital city that is remembering the 41st president’s lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with one term as president and was characterized throughout by what admirers say was his innate decency, generosity and kindness. In Texas, students, staff and visitors have been flocking to Bush’s presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University, with thousands […]

  • Bikers deck their hogs for 41st annual Toys for Tots Parade

    CHICAGO — Thousands of bikers from across the region made their way to Chicago Sunday to make sure local kids have a great Christmas. Riders in the 41st annual Toys for Tots Parade rumbled down Western Avenue from 87th Street  to Addison Street, many with garland and ornaments decorating their motorcycles. Roughly 40,000-50,000 participants in the ride carry new and unwrapped toys destined for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, which then makes sure they make their way to kids in need. […]

  • Chicago’s winter parking ban in effect

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s winter parking ban went into effect early Saturday morning. Trucks were lined up and ready to tow when the clock struck 3 a.m. The winter ban restricts overnight parking between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. along 107 miles of main city roads. There is also a ban across the city any time there is at least two inches of snow on the ground. The purpose of the ban is to keep streets clear so that snow plows […]

  • Some suburban residents still without power

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — It’s the fourth day without power for some people after Sunday’s winter storm. The hardest hit areas are in the northern suburbs, all the way to the Wisconsin border. As of 4 p.m. on Wednesday,  crews worked on the last 500 homes in Arlington Heights. It’s dangerously cold outside, and that means homes without power are flirting with temperatures that could lead to frozen pipes. ComEd president said there are 3000 crews working and 1800 of them are […]