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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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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Real moms tell us their Mother's Day wishes

    The question: What do women want? Specifically, what do they want for Mother's Day? Yes, it's that time again. The one day of the year set aside to honor mom. This year that's Sunday, May 13. Forget it at your peril. I know that some men tell their...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Tortured soles: The price of fashionable feet

    Tortured soles: The price of fashionable feet
    We're all about comfort, right? But do you have to look bad to feel good? Most certainly not. Answer Angel to the rescue — again. Dear Answer Angel: My feet are killing me. In my job I'm on my feet almost all day every day. I need a professional...
  • Not cool with hot pants

    Not cool with hot pants
    Even the name is offensive: Hot Pants. Really? When the weather warms up, something crazy happens out there. Shops suddenly abound with clothing that nobody should ever, ever — ever — wear in public. Case in point: About this time of year, I...
  • Love Notes: The court of love

    Love Notes: The court of love
    The place has all the charm of a shabby government office. Stained carpet, dusty fake plants, a thermostat with a lock on it. There's even — how's this for a bad omen? — a cracked mirror hanging on the scuffed lemon-yellow wall. But the...