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
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  • 2 young women fatally shot, man injured while sitting in parked car on South Side

    CHICAGO — An investigation is underway after two young women were fatally shot and a 19-year-old man was wounded while sitting in a car on the South Side. The medical examiner has identified the victims as Brittani Rice , 18, and Senobia Brantley, 19. The shooting happened around 11:40 p.m. Monday in the 7700 block of South Eggleston Avenue in the Winneconna Parkway neighborhood. Police say the trio were sitting in a parked Nissan when three men pulled up in a […]

  • Major US airlines hit by delays after glitch at vendor

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  • 2 Chicago firefighters fall through hole while battling apartment fire

    CHICAGO — Two Chicago firefighters are in good condition after they fell two stories while battling a fire on the West Side Sunday night. Just after 8 p.m. Sunday, emergency crews responded to a fire inside a three-story building in the 3100 block of West Monroe in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. As they moved through the building, the bottom floor was occupied, but the top two were not. After making their way to the top, two firefighters fell through […]

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    CHICAGO — One person was killed and four others wounded after a gunman opened fire on people standing on the sidewalk in East Garfield Park around 3 a.m. Sunday. “I just know they were at some party, the party was over with and they were outside leaving, somebody opened up fire,” said Tiffany Granville, who says her sister was among the wounded. According to police, the victims were out on the 500 block of North Hamlin Avenue around 3 a.m. […]

  • Illinois state trooper struck, killed by wrong-way driver near Libertyville

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  • 1-year-old shot, mother killed, father critically injured in West Pullman shooting

    CHICAGO — One person was killed, and two others, including a 1-year-old boy, were wounded after a shooting on Chicago’s Far South Side. The husband, wife and their son were sitting in a parked vehicle around 1 a.m. Monday at 117th Street and Laflin Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood. Police said someone inside a dark sedan fired shots into their minivan, hitting 33-year-old Amanda Boozer Brown in her back and abdomen; a 1-year-old boy in his knee; and 34-year-old […]

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  • Person of interest in connection to fatal cop shooting still under questioning; gunman still at large

    CHICAGO — A person of interest in connection to the fatal shooting of a Chicago officer was still being questioned Sunday morning, and the search for the gunman continues. Chicago police said that person is not considered a suspect in the shooting of 23-year-old Officer John Rivera, an off-duty cop, who was shot and killed after leaving a River North bar early Saturday morning. Police said it appeared to have been a random act of violence. “Each and every day […]

  • 2 in custody in connection to death of 2-year-old boy on South Side

    CHICAGO — Two people of interest were taken into custody in connection to the death of a 2-year-old boy in the Washington Park neighborhood. The medical examiner’s office identified the child as Ja’hir Gibbons. The medical examiner’s office said he died of multiple injuries stemming from child abuse and deemed his death a homicide. Ja’hir lived in the 6000 block of South Prairie Avenue. He died Monday evening, during what neighbors described as a chaotic scene. One neighbor said she […]

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