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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The urge to purge: When to toss makeup, clothes

    The urge to purge: When to toss makeup, clothes
    You want to throw out your stuff, find more stuff, recycle your stuff. Amid all these contradictory impulses, it's Answer Angel to the rescue. Dear Answer Angel: I have a closet full of clothes in a number of sizes: thinner, heavier, out of style, you...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Summer underwear issues, undressed

    Summer underwear issues, undressed
    Whatever the reason, the Angel is getting lots of questions about underwear. The bottom line starts here: Dear Answer Angel: My favorite summer skirt is black and slightly flared and a perfect weight for the warmer months. But, it's see-through if I'm...
  • Earrings today: The bigger the better

    Earrings today: The bigger the better
    Earrings are big this year. I mean huge. You could even say enormous. I'm going with gigantic. To size up this trend, I went shopping with a measuring tape in search of the biggest shoulder-grazers out there. To be sure, length is not the only way to...
  • Seeing red: We nail down the best polish

    Was your mother right? Do you really get what you pay for? Is spending the extra money worth it? We ask ourselves that whether we're buying a lipstick or liposuction. One day not long ago, I wandered into the drugstore to buy myself a little treat, some...
  • 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...
  • 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...