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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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  • 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...
  • It's a stretch for some to accept leggings

    It's a stretch for some to accept leggings
    Sometimes, I just don't get it. Women wearing stuff that just doesn't seem to make any sense. For example, leggings. For months now, no matter what the temperature, I've been watching women of every age and size encasing themselves in this tight,...
  • 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...
  • Don't buy trouble along with bargains

    Don't buy trouble along with bargains
    Thrifty shoppers have questions. Answer Angel has ... you guessed it. Dear Answer Angel: I know this is going to sound strange, but here goes. I keep reading all the time about bedbugs, how nasty they are and how you can carry them home from almost any...
  • Back-busting bags

    Back-busting bags
    You've been bad. Very bad. You know it, and you told me so. You've crammed your purse with way too much "stuff"— you had another more expressive word for it — and now you've got the exhaustion, sore shoulders and aching back to prove it. "Am...
  • St. Pat's: It's easy being green

    St. Pat's: It's easy being green
    This Wearin' of the Green thing just gets more complicated all the time. You've got questions and — since St. Patrick is not around to answer them — allow me. Dear Answer Angel: My husband and I are invited to a St. Patrick's Day party and he...
  • 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...
  • What's a good skirt length?

    What's a good skirt length?
    Dear Answer Angel: Could you please address the issue of skirt length? In magazines and blogs I see a wide variety of lengths and it's hard to know what is truly fashionable. Are there any "don'ts" given a particular age group, height or body type? Also,...
  • 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....