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


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  • CTU rejects latest contract proposal, teachers to strike Thursday

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public School teachers are set to hit the picket line Thursday morning after the Chicago Teachers Union rejected the district’s latest control proposal Wednesday evening. Thursday classes and activities were preemptively canceled ahead of the anticipated strike to give families more time to figure out their childcare options. Teachers are set to begin the strike at 6:30 a.m. Chicago teachers are asking for more pay, smaller class sizes and more staffing. Another sticking point of the teachers […]

  • CPS teachers strike all but certain, union leaders say

    CHICAGO — With just hours to go, the message to Chicago Public School parents Tuesday night is to prepare for a strike. There are just two days left before CPS teachers are scheduled to walk off the job. Negotiations continued through the day in hopes of reaching a deal on a new contract but Tuesday evening, members of the union addressed the media and said a strike is all but certain Thursday. CTU President Jesse Sharkey said there is just […]

  • 3-year-old shot in head after gunmen open fire on car with mom, 2 other kids inside

    CHICAGO — A 3-year-old boy shot in the head while he was in the backseat of a parked car late Sunday is listed in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery Monday morning, family members say. Lavontae Jackson spoke briefly in front of Comer Children’s Hospital early Monday after hearing about what had happened to his younger brother King Goodman. “He’s in stable condition, he’s good,” Lavontae said. According to police, the 3-year-old was in the car along with his […]

  • Woman beaten, robbed in Lincoln Park home invasion, police say

    CHICAGO — A woman was injured after she was attacked during a violent home invasion in Lincoln Park. Police said the incident happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of West Fullerton Parkway when the woman heard a knock on her door. The 32-year-old told police that when she unlocked it, three men pushed their way inside her apartment, hit her over the head several times and pointed a gun at her. She said she was handcuffed, beaten, […]

  • Extra-alarm fire destroys historic Masonic Temple in Aurora

    AURORA, III — A massive fire destroyed the historic Masonic Temple in Aurora overnight. The three-alarm fire started at the vacant structure, located at 104 South Lincoln Avenue, around 10 p.m. Monday, forcing the closure of several surrounding streets. Firefighters used ladder trucks to fight the flames coming from the roof and windows of the building. For safety reasons, they remained outside of the building to fight the fire, officials said. The fire burned for nine hours and caused power […]

  • Infant’s death in Hammond ruled a homicide, investigation underway

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  • Hundreds gather at convention to revitalize block clubs

    CHICAGO – More than 400 people came out to Simeon High School on Saturday to revitalize an old Chicago neighborhood tradition. Block clubs have been around for decades, with neighbors looking out for their neighborhoods in an effort to curb crime and increase social interaction. Block Club Convention Coordinator Kweli Kweza helped organize workshops to learn how to identify human trafficking, prepare for disasters and help find work work for neighbors who need it. There was also a call-to-action for […]

  • 9-year-old boy injured after Gresham shooting: police

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  • Construction worker critically injured after forklift accident at Museum of Science and Industry

    CHICAGO — A construction worker is critically injured after getting trapped under a forklift at the Museum of Science and Industry. The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday at the museum located at 5700 S Lake Shore Drive. A forklift fell onto the 51-year-old man as some heavy equipment was being moved, pinning him in a six-foot hole in the museum’s basement. Chicago firefighters worked with a variety of special equipment, including the “Jaws of Life,” to extricate the man. […]

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