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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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  • Wise up to these dumb fashion trends

    We've all had that sinking feeling, the "What was I thinking?" moment when we look at an old photo and can't believe we appeared in public looking that way. As we start a new decade, let's take a look at some recent fashion and style trends — those...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Do you know where your phone is?

    Do you know where your phone is?
    How many times have you seen it — or done it yourself? The cell phone rings and suddenly there is this frenzy of pocket-patting, rooting around a purse or a backpack, mad dumping of the contents and … a missed call. Some people can find their...
  • Gifts that'll keep you on the guest list

    Gifts that'll keep you on the guest list
    Some people are just natural hosts. Then there are the rest of us. We yearn to be invited to somebody else's house for holiday dinners and parties and weekends and pretty much anything. And to be invited back again — and again. While there's an...
  • Holey, holey, holey

    Holey, holey, holey
    Whether you like it or not — OK, nobody likes it — it's time to do a little spring cleaning. Let's start with the closet. There are things in there we haven't worn for ages. Or only wear when we're working in the yard or washing the car. Or...
  • Game-day finery at Wrigley

    Game-day finery at Wrigley
    At Wrigley Field it's hard to find a man, woman or child who isn't showing some Cubs spirit. From Cubs-colored braces on their teeth or polish on their nails, to more conventional jerseys, caps, tote bags and T-shirts, here's a look at some enthusiastic...