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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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  • 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...
  • Les and Leah Axelrod: What causes a spark?

    Les and Leah Axelrod: What causes a spark?
    Les and Leah had one date a year for five years. In between those dates they didn't talk, didn't write, didn't think about each other. "The truth is, I was totally indifferent," says Les Axelrod. Once every year from 1945 to 1949 Leah Mandelker traveled...
  • 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...
  • Summer sandal dos, don'ts for men

    Summer sandal dos, don'ts for men
    Big or small, flat or fat, it's a fact: Feet are not our best feature. Sure, feet are functional. But something to brag about? Not hardly. And yet, as soon as the weather warms up, swarms of sandal-wearers appear, unabashedly displaying gnarly toes in...
  • Victor Dye and Joyce Richards: A romance whose time has finally come

    Victor Dye and Joyce Richards: A romance whose time has finally come
    Maybe Victor and Joyce didn't set a world record but they came close. The time that passed between their first kiss and their wedding day? Fifty-five years! "Should we call Guinness?" Joyce asks. In the intervening half-century (and then some), Joyce...
  • Black, white and striped all over

    Black, white and striped all over
    Be a prisoner of fashion. In a good way. Traditional felon fare — black and white stripes — is huge for spring. Look around. Now that I've called this to your attention you'll see them everywhere. On a recent mall stroll I spotted so many...
  • Spring styles have sprung

    Spring styles have sprung
    A day of bountiful good weather brings out the best in (almost) all of us. Check out these cheery people in spring colors, jaunty hats and pretty flower print dresses — some acquired in sunshine-induced shopping sprees over the past few days....
  • Why I'll never write a book

    Why I'll never write a book
    ‘You should write a book.” Or, “Why don't you write a book?” Or, “Have you ever thought about writing a book?” Are you detecting a theme here? Anyone who writes for a living — anyone that is, with a mother...
  • 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...