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 with disability, family dog killed in house fire on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — Investigators are at the scene of a home on the city’s Northwest Side where a man with a disability and the family dog were killed after a house caught fire. Firefighters were called just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to the two-story brick home, located at 4850 N. Keystone in the North Mayfair neighborhood. After putting out a fire in the basement, they found 39-year old Antonio Zepeda who lived there. Family members tell WGN the man suffered from […]

  • Sri Lanka bombings death toll rises to 290 in ‘brand-new type of terrorism’

    NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka — At least 290 people are now known to have died in a coordinated attack on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, in what officials have called a “brand-new type of terrorism.” Police have arrested 24 people in connection with the suicide bombs, which injured at least 500 people, in the worst violence the South Asian island has seen since its bloody civil war ended 10 years ago. Authorities were facing accusations that they […]

  • Why more women need to pay closer attention to the symptoms of fibroids

    CHICAGO — Fibroids are a debilitating health issue that has many women suffering in silence. Some may think their symptoms are normal, while others put off treatment. WGN’s Courtney Gousman has more on the battle with fibroids, and why women should be paying more attention to them. Joanne, 30, spoke to WGN as she was getting ready to undergo a surgery she hopes will change her life. “You don’t really want to do anything. My heating pad has become my best friend. It’s the […]

  • Prosecutors’ texts show Foxx involved in Smollett case after recusal

    WGN Investigates CHICAGO — The Cook County State’s Attorney Office released documents Tuesday related to the agency’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Kim Foxx’s office in March dropped all charges against the actor, who was accused of lying about being the victim of a hate crime. The nearly 4,000 pages of documents were released in response to Freedom of Information Act requests from news organizations. There was no smoking gun, but the documents revealed Foxx was kept in the […]

  • Chicago airports recovering from April snowstorm

    CHICAGO — About 190 flights were cancelled at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Monday following a snowstorm that also shut down hundreds of flights over the weekend. Some travelers had to sleep at the airports waiting for the next available flight to get them to their destination. The National Weather Service says more than five inches of snow fell Sunday at O’Hare. Another four inches or so was on the ground at Midway. The storm forced about 1,000 flight cancelations Sunday […]

  • 1 dead, 2 wounded in shooting on Stevenson Expy.

    CHICAGO — One person is dead and two others wounded following a Saturday morning shooting on I-55 near Cicero Avenue. The incident occurred in the northbound lanes about 1:55 a.m. Saturday, according to Illinois State Police. Police responding to the scene found three people inside a car. The car’s 27-year-old driver had been fatally shot multiple times. A 19-year-old woman in the backseat was also shot and taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. A 16-year-old boy in the […]

  • 10 shot, 1 fatally, in shootings on Chicago’s South Side

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating multiple shootings that left one person dead and nine others injured. A total of five different shootings took place within a three-hour window, beginning at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday. In the first incident at 102nd and Perry, police say two men were shot. One of those victims was sitting in a car with his shooter, when the man pulled out a gun. Two different men were shot at 75th and Chappell, and a 16-year old […]

  • Girl, 14, shot through door of apartment in South Commons

    CHICAGO — A 14-year old girl is recovering after being shot when bullets pierced the door of an apartment in the city’s South Commons neighborhood. The shooting happened around 9:45 p.m. Monday in the 2700 block of South Indiana Avenue. Raven Vance, 14, had just walked through the door with her mother, her mother’s friend, and a 4 year-old child, when someone fired shots from outside the unit. Bullets went through the door, striking Raven three times: twice in the […]

  • 24 shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago over warmest weekend this year

    CHICAGO — More than two dozen people were shot in Chicago during the warmest weekend so far this year. According to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, from 6 p.m. on Friday until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, there were 24 shootings across the city and five murders. In the same timeframe last year, there were 18 shootings and four murders. Four children, under the age of 16, were among those injured. The latest shooting happened shortly after midnight Monday at 72nd […]

  • Shooting at baby shower wounds 2 kids, 4 adults on South Side

    CHICAGO — Friends and family were celebrating a birthday and a baby shower in front of a West Englewood home Saturday when someone inside a passing SUV fired into the crowd, wounding two children and four adults. People were gathered outside a house near 63rd and Seeley around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when witnesses say a red Chevy Equinox drove down 64th street, and someone inside shot at the group. An 8-year-old boy was hit in the chest and back, and […]

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