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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: 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...
  • The keys to maintaining your weight loss

    The keys to maintaining your weight loss
    Some good news on the weight-loss front. Even if you've been a total flop before — regaining all the weight you lost and 10 pounds on top of that — you can be a dieting success. "There's hope for all those people who have tried to lose weight...
  • Can you spare 15 minutes, three times a week?

    Can you spare 15 minutes, three times a week?
    "Maybe you love to eat but hate to exercise," Jim Karas proposes. For most of us, that about sums it up. Karas wants to help you get over the exercise part of that equation. "The biggest hurdle you will ever face in losing weight isn't sticking to a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Start small to build nutrition habits that stick

    Start small to build nutrition habits that stick
    Where do you start? You see yourself in the mirror and know you should do something about how you look and feel. But, how to begin? "People need to work on the easy things first," says Susan Bowerman, assistant director of University of California at...
  • Losing weight by minding the 'danger zone'

    Losing weight by minding the 'danger zone'
    How's this for some great news? By making one, tiny, almost painless change, you can lose 10 to 20 pounds in a year. I just got off the phone with a Cornell University professor who has made a career of studying people's real eating habits, and he's...
  • Dance the workout away

    Dance the workout away
    It's not often that the words "exercise" and "fun" appear in the same sentence. But here you go: "For people who hate to exercise, it's a fun way of getting into shape." That's Roger Dillahunty, and he's talking about dancing. Dillahunty has been a...
  • Work wardrobes that won't break the bank

    Work wardrobes that won't break the bank
    Your clothes (and your legs) are letting you down? No problem. You've got questions … I've got answers. Dear Answer Angel: I've built a work wardrobe over the years and need to update it. I work out of my home, so everyday outfits are casual. For...
  • 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!...
  • 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...