Courtney Gousman is an Emmy-nominated journalist who joined the WGN/ CLTV family in July of 2014. Courtney was a 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, 31, shot during robbery in Bronzeville

    CHICAGO — A 31-year-old man was shot during a robbery in the Bronzeville neighborhood. The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Sunday near 40th and South Calumet. The man had just exited his vehicle when he was approached by two other men. One of the men was armed and demanded the victim’s possessions. The victim turned over his bag, and was shot in the neck. He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. No one is in […]

  • CPD employees investigated over alleged Eddie Johnson cover-up: report

    CHICAGO — Multiple Chicago police employees are reportedly under investigation over allegations they engaged in a widespread cover-up to protect former Supt. Eddie Johnson. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the alleged cover-up began Oct. 17, the night Johnson was found slumped over in his police SUV.  The Sun-Times reports sources familiar with the inspector general’s investigation said efforts to protect Johnson could end up being worse than the incident itself. Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Johnson Monday, as new details emerged […]

  • Reports shed new light on Chicago police chief’s firing

    CHICAGO — Former Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson’s tenure ended in controversy, and earlier than expected. Mayor Lori Lightfoot terminated Johnson effective immediately Monday, saying an investigation into an incident when Johnson was reportedly asleep in a vehicle revealed, “actions that are intolerable for any leader.” During a press conference Monday, Lightfoot told reporters she had reviewed the inspector general’s report of the incident, as well as video, and was left with no choice but to fire Johnson. “I saw things […]

  • Massive storms, high winds threaten Thanksgiving travel across US

    Two massive storms are pounding the US from Oregon to New York with a combination of snow, rain and high winds as millions of people take to the roads and skies ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. A High Wind Warning is in effect for the entire Chicago area until 6 p.m. Wednesday, with west to southwest winds gusting from 50 miles per hour to as much as 60 mph, with the strongest winds likely in the late morning into early afternoon. […]

  • Man charged in murder, sexual assault of UIC student was angry she ignored him: prosecutor

    CHICAGO — Prosecutors said the man charged in the murder and sexual assault of a 19-year-old University of Illinois at Chicago student was angry she ignored him. Donald Thurman, 26, was charged with first-degree murder and sexual assault in the death of Ruth George, who was found dead Saturday in a parking garage on the UIC campus. Judge Charles Beach II ordered Thurman held without bail Tuesday. George had just returned to campus early Saturday morning before she was attacked. […]

  • Man charged with murder, sexual assault of 19-year-old UIC student

    CHICAGO — A 26-year-old man has been charged in the death of a UIC student found inside a campus parking garage. Donald Thurman has been charged with first degree murder and criminal sexual assault, according to UIC police. Thurman reportedly has a criminal record and was released from prison in Dec. 2018 for armed robbery. He was sentenced to six years, but only served two and is currently on parole. Police said Thurman, of Chicago, was taken into custody Sunday […]

  • 15-year-old girl found shot to death in west Aurora home

    AURORA, Ill. — Police are investigating after a teen was found shot to death in her west Aurora home early Sunday. Just after 12:20 a.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting on the 400 block of Florida Avenue in Aurora. When they arrived, first responders found a victim identified by neighbors as a 15-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics. Neighbors say the teen victim lived in the house where […]

  • 1 in custody after series of smash-and-grabs at Chicago cellphone stores

    CHICAGO — One person was taken into custody three smash-and-grabs at cellphone stores around the city. Chicago police said three stores were targeted late Friday evening within a 45-minute span. A T-Mobile store was hit on the 5700 block of West Belmont Avenue around 9:30 p.m. The men who robbed the store used a brick to smash the window. Two men took electronics from the store and took off in a white Porsche Panamera. They were allegedly wearing white masks. […]

  • Lane Tech student wounded in crossfire during ‘gun battle’ most likely shot by Des Plaines police: officials

    CHICAGO — A 15-year-old boy wounded in crossfire during a “gun battle” involving police and a bank robbery suspect was most likely shot by Des Plaines police, according to Chicago officials. On Tuesday, a 46-year-old Chicago police officer was hospitalized in serious condition after being shot in the head during a “gun battle” in Old Irving Park that left a suspect dead and the 15-year-old bystander, identified as a Lane Tech High School student, injured. CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson said […]

  • Suspect shooter in Buffalo Grove double homicide is ex-husband of victim: police

    BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — Buffalo Grove police named a suspect after a couple was shot and killed in their apartment complex parking garage, and that suspect is the ex-husband of one of the victims. Police said they are looking for 64-year-old Anatoliy Ermak. He may be driving a white Nissan Versa hatchback with the Florida license plate number KCFK75. He is suspected of killing both his ex-wife Nataliya Ermak, 55, and her husband Roman Frid, 69. The victims were shot […]

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