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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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  • Taming the tough gift list

    Taming the tough gift list
    Holiday shopping doesn't have to be a chore. Not if you make an adventure out of it — filled with time to browse, stop for a drink or a meal, and — who knows — pick up a little something for yourself. With all that in mind, I recently...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Seeing red: We nail down the best polish

    Was your mother right? Do you really get what you pay for? Is spending the extra money worth it? We ask ourselves that whether we're buying a lipstick or liposuction. One day not long ago, I wandered into the drugstore to buy myself a little treat, some...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • A stiff whiff can cut your raving craving

    A stiff whiff can cut your raving craving
    Of course smell is important when it comes to eating. When we walk into a movie theater, our sense of smell is why we're instantly dying for some popcorn — preferably drenched in butter. It's why Cinnabons are so hard to resist as their seductive...