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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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  • Get a good deal on a used car

    Get a good deal on a used car
    For most of us, buying a car — yes, even a used car — is one of the biggest purchases we'll ever make. Sure, a shiny new vehicle is the dream. But the reality often is a dinged pre-owned ride bought with the hope that it will not turn into...
  • Add-ons for fall

    Add-ons for fall
    Given the option, every woman wants to look fashionable. I'm not talking about trendy. Trendy is the look that comes, then goes before we can recoup our investment. Fashionable is stylish, polished, modern but definitely not throw-out-everything-in-...
  • 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...
  • Socks give cheap thrills

    Socks give cheap thrills
    There's no scientific data on this, but it's a good bet that men spend more time thinking about cleaning out the lint trap in the dryer than they do about looking fashionable. For the vast majority, the only question men ask themselves before they get...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • The urge to purge: When to toss makeup, clothes

    The urge to purge: When to toss makeup, clothes
    You want to throw out your stuff, find more stuff, recycle your stuff. Amid all these contradictory impulses, it's Answer Angel to the rescue. Dear Answer Angel: I have a closet full of clothes in a number of sizes: thinner, heavier, out of style, you...
  • Peter Yarrow: Puff's daddy takes his folk music crusade to children

    Peter Yarrow: Puff's daddy takes his folk music crusade to children
    These days, there's a good chance that a young mom or dad will point at Peter Yarrow and tell the kids, “That's Puff the magic dragon's daddy.” Maybe, even, granddaddy. It's been nearly half a century since Peter, Paul and Mary, the now famed...
  • Work wardrobes that won't break the bank

    Work wardrobes that won't break the bank
    Your clothes (and your legs) are letting you down? No problem. You've got questions … I've got answers. Dear Answer Angel: I've built a work wardrobe over the years and need to update it. I work out of my home, so everyday outfits are casual. For...
  • The bottom line: Shorts are too short

    The bottom line: Shorts are too short
    A popular '50s rock 'n' roll song asked, "Who wears short shorts?" The answer today? A lot of people who shouldn't. And stores everywhere are accessories to that fashion crime. I've heard women young and old complain that the only shorts they can find...
  • Is the heat melting your fashion sense?

    Is the heat melting your fashion sense?
    We've all been there. We're walking around, minding own business and then — ewwww. Right there, causing our eyes to bleed, is Exhibit A of what not to wear. And we're asking ourselves, "What was she (or he) thinking?" The vast majority of us...