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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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  • 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...
  • Outsmarting common diet pitfalls

    Outsmarting common diet pitfalls
    Diets stink, and losing weight is hard work. End of story. Or maybe it's just the beginning. Your new healthy eating habits can start here. Today. To aid all of us who struggle with weight, I'm fanatically on the hunt for not-too-painful tips from those...
  • Exercise: Do what you can do, not what you can't

    Exercise: Do what you can do, not what you can't
    It's not always easy to follow that classic advice, "Stand on your own two feet." That's where Mike Alalof comes in. He's a 58-year-old bodybuilder and former prizefighter. And he says you can get a great workout by sitting down. "My big shtick is...
  • On hats, and other wintertime wardrobe worries

    On hats, and other wintertime wardrobe worries
    Winter in Chicago brings head to toe misery. From hats to boot you've got questions. I've got answers. But if it's the weather that's giving you a problem, you'll need the intervention of someone higher up the chain of command than just a mere angel....
  • The bottom line: Shorts are too short

    The bottom line: Shorts are too short
    A popular '50s rock 'n' roll song asked, "Who wears short shorts?" The answer today? A lot of people who shouldn't. And stores everywhere are accessories to that fashion crime. I've heard women young and old complain that the only shorts they can find...
  • Is the heat melting your fashion sense?

    Is the heat melting your fashion sense?
    We've all been there. We're walking around, minding own business and then — ewwww. Right there, causing our eyes to bleed, is Exhibit A of what not to wear. And we're asking ourselves, "What was she (or he) thinking?" The vast majority of us...
  • Top off summer style with classic hat

    Top off summer style with classic hat
    Think about it, fellas. How many times are you stopped on the street by a complete stranger who tells you you're looking great. Never, you say? Put on a distinctive hat this summer and I guarantee you'll acquire an instant fashion fan club. "Wow, cool!...
  • DIY personal style

    DIY personal style
    Wouldn't it be great if we all had the cash to hire a personal stylist who would put together great outfits that make us look and feel terrific? Dream on. Until you win the lottery or your start-up goes public, I've got an absolutely free alternative...