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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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  • Do you know where your phone is?

    Do you know where your phone is?
    How many times have you seen it — or done it yourself? The cell phone rings and suddenly there is this frenzy of pocket-patting, rooting around a purse or a backpack, mad dumping of the contents and … a missed call. Some people can find their...
  • Gifts that'll keep you on the guest list

    Gifts that'll keep you on the guest list
    Some people are just natural hosts. Then there are the rest of us. We yearn to be invited to somebody else's house for holiday dinners and parties and weekends and pretty much anything. And to be invited back again — and again. While there's an...
  • How to avoid duplicate gifts

    How to avoid duplicate gifts
    Dear Answer Angel: Can you help me avoid a problem that has bugged me for the last couple of Christmases? I've bought the "big" present for my boyfriend (a splurge, I might add). Then there we are on Christmas morning in his parents' living room, and he...
  • What to get the hard-to-shop-for relative

    What to get the hard-to-shop-for relative
    Dear Angel: This is a tough one: what to give my older relatives who don't need anything and have downsized so they don't have much room for new things anyhow. They love to read, but I'm not sure what books they'd enjoy. -- Puzzled Dear P.: How about...
  • Taming the tough gift list

    Taming the tough gift list
    Holiday shopping doesn't have to be a chore. Not if you make an adventure out of it — filled with time to browse, stop for a drink or a meal, and — who knows — pick up a little something for yourself. With all that in mind, I recently...
  • Sidewalks sizzle with great deals

    Sidewalks sizzle with great deals
    Chicago is filled with reasons to celebrate in the summertime. The major one, of course? It's not winter. We all have our own list of the joys of summer. At the very top of mine is power shopping — outdoors! Throughout the city and suburbs,...
  • Ward off the indoor cold with style

    It seems insane, or at least counterintuitive. But the hotter it is out there, the more we find ourselves huddling indoors, half frozen, all goose bumps and icy limbs. Don't get me wrong. I love air conditioning. And after my near meltdown at a recent...
  • Children, can you say 'curmudgeon'?

    Children, can you say 'curmudgeon'?
    Pampered children? Out-of-control hair? Bridesmaids' dresses not fit for a public viewing? Deep breaths, everyone. Answer Angel is here to bring order to your chaos. Read on. Dear Answer Angel: What do you think of very young girls getting...
  • Playing peekaboo

    Playing peekaboo
    There are appropriate times and places for a woman to display — even flaunt — her underwear. These are not among those times and places: eating a slab of ribs at a barbecue; trolling the supermarket aisles for some paper towels and a bag of...
  • Are these exercise gizmos a good fit?

    Are these exercise gizmos a good fit?
    About half the country has made a New Year's resolution to get fit. The other half is thinking about it. With that in mind, I rang in 2011 with my own resolution: to check out some of the most popular As Seen on TV exercise gizmos to see if they would do...
  • Girls get their game on — with great gear

    Girls get their game on — with great gear
    Pink it and shrink it. Just a few years ago, that was the idea. That's the amount of thought professional sports leagues put into the products they offered their women fans. They'd just take the popular men's stuff — the boxy t-shirts, player...