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Ellen Warren

Ellen Warren
Chicago Tribune senior correspondent Ellen Warren has been a local, national political, congressional, supreme court, foreign and war correspondent. She's also been a feature writer, metro and features columnist and the first woman legman for the late, great Chicago columnist Mike Royko.

She has covered the White House, Chicago City Hall, the Middle East, presidential campaigns since 1976 and opening day at Wrigley Field. She is a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame who started her career as a police reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago. That's the famed bootcamp for reporters known for its slogan, "If your mother says she loves you, check it out."

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Chicago Tribune senior correspondent Ellen Warren has been a local, national political, congressional, supreme court, foreign and war correspondent. She's also been a feature writer, metro and features columnist and the first woman legman for the late, great Chicago columnist Mike Royko.

She has covered the White House, Chicago City Hall, the Middle East, presidential campaigns since 1976 and opening day at Wrigley Field. She is a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame who started her career as a police reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago. That's the famed bootcamp for reporters known for its slogan, "If your mother says she loves you, check it out."

Woody Allen once laughed at her jokes. Actor Jimmy Stewart picked her up off the floor. And she is believed to be the only reporter President George W. Bush ever told, "F--- you!" To be fair, it should be noted that this happened before he became president. But that's another story.

Warren's husband, Wade Nelson, is a Chicago communications consultant. They have two sons, Ted and Emmett Nelson, and two dogs, Dash and Jelly Roll Warren.
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  • Fashion roundup: 'Fashionable Selby' by Todd Selby and more

    Fashion roundup: 'Fashionable Selby' by Todd Selby and more
    Here are three books for all of you fashionistas out there. Fashionable Selby by Todd Selby, Abrams, 348 pages, $35 Are you the nosy type? Someone who loves to see how other people live? Can't get enough of the photos of celebrities' closets and...
  • Skip the gym membership, get the pedometer

    Skip the gym membership, get the pedometer
    If you need a reminder to think twice about investing in an exercise bike or a treadmill, it's right there, sitting out on someone's lawn or driveway with a big "For Sale" sign on it. Yes, it's yard sale season and the time of year when harsh reality...
  • Don't underestimate the buddy system

    Don't underestimate the buddy system
    For most of us, diet and exercise are no fun. They are, in fact, the total opposite of anything that could remotely be construed as fun. But misery loves company. That's why one of the best ways to force ourselves to stick to a healthy eating or...
  • Resist temptation with all your (muscle) might

    Resist temptation with all your (muscle) might
    You're at the takeout or Starbucks hankering for a tasty snack. That double chocolate brownie sure looks good (410 calories; 24 grams of fat), but you know you should chose the apple (52 calories, 0.4 grams of fat). Here's a suggestion: Make a fist...
  • A stiff whiff can cut your raving craving

    A stiff whiff can cut your raving craving
    Of course smell is important when it comes to eating. When we walk into a movie theater, our sense of smell is why we're instantly dying for some popcorn — preferably drenched in butter. It's why Cinnabons are so hard to resist as their seductive...
  • Freshmen, ditch the iron! And other dorm tips from recent grads

    Freshmen, ditch the iron! And other dorm tips from recent grads
    College-bound freshmen are bombarded with checklists — from their schools, big retailers, bloggers and websites — detailing the many many things they'll need when they move into the dorm. But you don't actually believe you need all the stuff,...
  • Start with one hour a week

    Start with one hour a week
    You've got to love a fitness expert whose exercise mantra is "make it short and sweet." How short? Twenty minutes, three times a week. But even less at first. For those of us who are, shall we say, exercise averse, this is magical. Federal guidelines...
  • Exercise can keep you from losing your mind

    Exercise can keep you from losing your mind
    It's not news that we should exercise. We know it, but we don't do it. It's hard to get started and harder still to keep at it. It's so easy to come up with excuses. But Harvard psychiatrist Dr. John Ratey thinks he has the nudge you need to get moving....
  • Need a great gift? Try a museum

    Need a great gift? Try a museum
    Here we go again. It's about this time every year that the pressure starts to build. You know what I'm talking about. The pressure to Give Good Gift. It's the same old story. You pledge to shop early, to avoid the last-minute holiday panic. And then,...
  • Does 'no gifts' really mean 'no gifts'?

    Does 'no gifts' really mean 'no gifts'?
    Dear Answer Angel: I was invited to a wedding shower and the invite explicitly said, "No gifts please." Does that really mean don't bring a gift or should I buy something? What? Thank you! — Empty handed? Dear Empty: "That really means don't bring...
  • Tress report

    Tress report
    Let's get personal! And when it comes to how we look, nothing is more personal than our hair. Hate it, love it, mourn its loss — we sure do have strong opinions about it. To learn more, I stopped people with distinctive looks and grilled them on...