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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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  • 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...
  • Gradual hair change requires patience, cash

    Gradual hair change requires patience, cash
    You've got questions, but fear not. Answer Angel's got you covered from head to toe! Dear Answer Angel: I've let myself go gray naturally and completely. But now, I want to go back to being a brunette without making a radical (too obvious) transition....
  • In search of the perfect black pants

    In search of the perfect black pants
    They're the BFF of our wardrobe. The first thing we grab when we need to look presentable but don't want to think hard about it: our go-to pants. It doesn't matter if we're male or female, young or old, a pair of dark trousers is the one thing we all...
  • Beauty potion breakdown: No hocus-pocus

    Beauty potion breakdown: No hocus-pocus
    My mailbox is brimming with your questions about beauty potions! Answer Angel is here for you with makeup, hair, scent solutions and more. Dear Answer Angel: I have been a loyal trooper in the Answer Angel brigade ever since you wrote that valuable...
  • 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....