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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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    CHICAGO — A search is underway after a shot was fired at Illinois State Police troopers following a high-speed chase connected to a homicide. It happened around midnight Tuesday near 127th and Parnell. The incident started as a car chase on I-57 near 111th and involved a white Range Rover with Florida plates, that reportedly left the scene of a homicide in Maywood on July 31st. Police attempted to stop the car on the highway, but the driver kept going until […]

  • 2 seriously injured in Dan Ryan shooting

    CHICAGO — Two people are seriously injured after a flurry of gunfire overnight on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The shooting happened just after 1 a.m. Monday in the outbound lanes of the expressway at Garfield Boulevard. According to Illinois State police, a black car drove up alongside a white GMC SUV in the express lanes and someone inside started shooting at the SUV.  The black car fled the scene.  The SUV ran into the median wall.  First responders could be […]

  • 8 kids killed after fire breaks out during sleepover in Little Village

    CHICAGO — Eight children were killed when a fire broke out before dawn Sunday in one of the deadliest fires in the city in years, officials said. “We have not had this in many, many, many years — this amount of fatalities and injuries in one location,” Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said. Marcos Contreras wasn’t home, but he said there was a sleepover in a second floor unit of a coach house on the 2200 block of South Sacramento Saturday […]

  • At sunrise mass, prayers for peace in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Roughly 200 worshippers gathered at Oakwood Beach early Saturday for the 9th annual Sunrise Prayer Service and Mass for Nonviolence and Peace. The sunrise mass, which started about 6:30 a.m., was hosted by the Black Catholic Deacons of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The goal: to pray away the city’s gun violence. “I get so tired of hearing gun deaths are down when you got all these hundreds of people getting killed,” said Leroy Gill, a deacon at St. Dorothy […]

  • Junior high school in Calumet City remains closed over mold

    CALUMET CITY, Ill. — Wentworth Junior High School in Calumet City will remain closed until at least Friday after it tested positive for mold. To be safe, all classes were canceled in the district Monday, which was supposed to be the first day back. The superintendent of Calumet City School District No. 155, Dr. Troy Paraday, issued the following statement: The health and safety of all our students and staff is our highest priority.  In that regard, it was brought […]

  • Beach hazard warning in effect for Lake Michigan until Wednesday

    CHICAGO — The National Weather Service is advising people not to swim in Lake Michigan on Tuesday or Wednesday. A beach hazard warning is in effect for Lake Michigan beaches in Illinois through Wednesday afternoon. Potentially deadly rip currents, structural currents and high waves are expected. Waves could reach as high as eight feet Tuesday, the weather service said. People are advised not to go into the lake. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore. […]

  • Storms, heavy rain lead to flooding across Chicago area

    CHICAGO — Monday’s storms and heavy rain created problems in the Chicago area. Downers Grove residents are dealing with flooding in their homes. One family’s basement was ruined after three feet of water crept in from the sewer system in the Kensington Place subdivision. In Plainfield, the pounding rain caused intersections and parking lots to be taken over by water. Power crews also had to tend to downed power lines. Things got so bad in Homewood that Walt’s Grocery Store […]

  • 2 missing teens found shot to death on Far South Side

    CHICAGO — Two teenage boys who were reported missing were found shot to death in a field on the city’s Far South Side. Officer discovered the bodies of both teens in a wooded area late Sunday, behind some homes near East 131st Street and South Rhodes Avenue in the Golden Gate neighborhood. Both teens had gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead on scene. Families identified the teens as Darnelle Flowers, 17, and Raysuan Turner, 16. Both were students at Fenger […]

  • 1 in custody after 3 shot during ‘Peace in the Hood’ basketball tournament

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  • 3-year-old boy among 7 wounded in Englewood shooting

    CHICAGO — A 3-year-old boy was among seven people wounded in a single shooting in Englewood on Friday night. The attack happened about 8 p.m. Friday in the 1600 block of West 65th Street, according to the Chicago Police Department. A 3-year-old boy was shot in his left shin and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said. A 27-year-old man was shot in his torso and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where […]