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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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  • Made over: From college to career path

    Made over: From college to career path
    In today's rotten economy, college kids in their sweatshirts and yoga pants need all the help they can get to nail a job or an internship. For suggestions on going from slob to sleek, I talked to stylists and job experts, then collected firsthand tips...
  • Don't resist the resistance band

    Don't resist the resistance band
    Exercise is great — when it's over. For many of us, the very best part of the workout is when we're in the shower, done with it and can move on to something more enjoyable. Move on, that is until tomorrow when we wake up and immediately start...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Blast your look past dullsville

    Blast your look past dullsville
    It's people-watching season. Now that we're no longer swaddled in sweaters, jackets, coats and such, it's easy to spot the fashion items that make a big impression. I've got one word for you: necklaces. With an exclamation point! Make that two!! So many...
  • Would you pay $600 for dynamite denim?

    Would you pay $600 for dynamite denim?
    Sure, you can pay hundreds of dollars for a pair of jeans. But would you? For many of us, jeans are the absolute workhorses of our wardrobe, the single go-to when it's time to get dressed in the morning. But how does that translate into cold cash? To...