Emmy award winning reporter, Erin Ivory joined WGN-TV in April 2011. After many years waking up early as part of the WGN Morning News team, she has returned to her reporting roots as WGN Evening News features reporter. She loves her new role, getting to thoughtfully share the stories of everyday people doing amazing and good things all over Chicagoland.

Prior to landing at WGN-TV, Erin circled a 90 mile radius around Chicago, working as a news anchor and reporter in Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Erin graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a Bachelors of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism.

When she is not turning stories for the ‘feel-good’ beat, you can find her chasing her wild and crazy four children and two dogs at home with her husband, Demetrius Ivory. Before all that, she used to enjoy running, camping, travel adventures and triathlons. In the interim she’s living on a glorious mix of coffee and chaos…and says she wouldn’t have it any other way.


Recent Articles
  • Mark your calendars so packages arrive on time during the busy holiday season

    CHICAGO — Delivery trucks are out in full force for the holidays, dropping off boxes and other mail in the home stretch of what’s expected to be another record-breaking year. FedEx already averages 14 million packages nationwide every day. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver more than 900 million packages and nearly 15 billion pieces of mail. “It is a busy time of year. There’s a lot of coffee that’s had,” said Chicago […]

  • Green vending machines aim to make salad as convenient as a bag of chips

    CHICAGO —Sick of eating junk food on the road, Luke Saunders set out five years ago to create a vending machine where a salad is as convenient as a candy bar. “My friends all looked at me like I was crazy,” Saunders said. He began working on a refrigerated, high-end vending machine that would drop healthy, veggie-rich salads as quickly as a bag of chips. It took more than 30 prototypes but Saunders stuck with it, adding a recycling component […]

  • Chicago group wants to light up King Drive with holiday decorations

    CHICAGO — For every sparkling tree dotting the Mag Mile, there’s a dark block without a single holiday light on the South Side. Jahmal Cole is determined to change that. His organization — My Block, My Hood, My City — is putting up holiday decorations along Martin Luther King Drive between 55th and 87th streets. “I’m like, I want to see some blue holiday lights put up, some solar lights, instead of surveillance cameras around here for a change,” Cole […]

  • Organization gives small kids and families a chance to give back

    It was seven years ago that two moms came up with the idea of creating a place where families with kids could work together to make a difference in this world. That was the beginning of what is known today as “The Honeycomb Project.” “We hoped we could get families to connect in a way that helps them develop a deeper understanding of what’s going on in our city, but also really take action,” co-founder Kristina Lowenstein said. While there […]

  • First beluga whale calf born in years expected at Shedd Aquarium

    CHICAGO — Excitement is building at the Shedd Aquarium this week over news of a new baby beluga. It’s been six years since the last beluga whale birth at the aquarium, and the new baby’s arrival will not only add to the Shedd’s pod, but also give experts a rare opportunity to help Belugas thousands of miles away. For decades, little was known about beluga gestation period, but thanks to the research and hands-on interaction at the Shedd and other […]

  • Chicago area digging out, cleaning up after massive snow storm

    CHICAGO — The Chicago area woke up Monday morning to blizzard conditions that haven’t been seen since Super Bowl 2015. Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings brought some parts of the area up to  13 inches of snow. High winds also brought down trees and power lines. ComEd said 350,000 people lost power during the snow storm. About 82,000 still remain without power as of 9 p.m. on Monday. ComEd said they have 800 crews out working to restore power, but they […]

  • ‘Art on the Mart’ brings giant holiday display to the side of the Merchandise Mart

    CHICAGO— “Art on the Mart” utilizes the biggest digital video projection system in the world to turn the Merchandise Mart into a giant canvas, and this weekend it’s making a huge addition to the spirit of the season with unique holiday-themed animations. “It’s just stunning. You’ll see grand scale snowflakes, moving tree branches covered in snow…even a giant gingerbread house,” said “Art on the Mart” Executive Director Cynthia Noble. Running Wednesday-Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the animated shows […]

  • WATCH: 2018 Chicago Christmas tree lighting in Millennium Park

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago’s 105th annual Christmas tree lighting is Friday night in Millennium Park. There will be music and Santa Claus. The emcee is “Hamilton” star Miguel Cervantes. The tree is a 60-foot Norway Spruce from Elmhurst, donated by Deborah Orth and her family. Millennium Park’s ice rink and the Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon opened Friday afternoon, and the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza also opens Friday night. The Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place at 6 p.m., with […]

  • Dozens sleeping on Chicago streets to draw attention to youth homelessness

    CHICAGO — More than 100 people are sleeping on the street Thursday night to raise awareness for youth homelessness. So often when we think of the homeless, we envision someone with a sign and cup on the street corner, but that’s just not the case for most young people without shelter. Typically they move from place to place, through trains, libraries, and lobbies, almost disappearing into the landscape of the city. Covenant House Illinois, a homeless center working to serve the youngest […]

  • Iconic guitar used when Bob Dylan went electric on display in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Ask any music buff and they will tell you there are about a dozen iconic guitars, made famous by the musicians who played them. The instruments of greats like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jerry Garcia often fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars, but the guitar that arrived Sunday at the American Writers Museum is worth more than any other: just under $1 million. It’s the same electric guitar Bob Dylan used to change music history when he last […]