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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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  • Start small to build nutrition habits that stick

    Start small to build nutrition habits that stick
    Where do you start? You see yourself in the mirror and know you should do something about how you look and feel. But, how to begin? "People need to work on the easy things first," says Susan Bowerman, assistant director of University of California at...
  • The keys to maintaining your weight loss

    The keys to maintaining your weight loss
    Some good news on the weight-loss front. Even if you've been a total flop before — regaining all the weight you lost and 10 pounds on top of that — you can be a dieting success. "There's hope for all those people who have tried to lose weight...
  • Can you spare 15 minutes, three times a week?

    Can you spare 15 minutes, three times a week?
    "Maybe you love to eat but hate to exercise," Jim Karas proposes. For most of us, that about sums it up. Karas wants to help you get over the exercise part of that equation. "The biggest hurdle you will ever face in losing weight isn't sticking to a...
  • Don't resist the resistance band

    Don't resist the resistance band
    Exercise is great — when it's over. For many of us, the very best part of the workout is when we're in the shower, done with it and can move on to something more enjoyable. Move on, that is until tomorrow when we wake up and immediately start...
  • Eating breakfast to stay slim

    Eating breakfast to stay slim
    When the diet expert told me, "Start eating," she totally had my attention. Unfortunately, her next word was "breakfast." Breakfast time is the only time I'm not hungry, so why would I want to eat then? Studies show that fewer Americans are eating when...
  • Don't underestimate the buddy system

    Don't underestimate the buddy system
    For most of us, diet and exercise are no fun. They are, in fact, the total opposite of anything that could remotely be construed as fun. But misery loves company. That's why one of the best ways to force ourselves to stick to a healthy eating or...
  • Resist temptation with all your (muscle) might

    Resist temptation with all your (muscle) might
    You're at the takeout or Starbucks hankering for a tasty snack. That double chocolate brownie sure looks good (410 calories; 24 grams of fat), but you know you should chose the apple (52 calories, 0.4 grams of fat). Here's a suggestion: Make a fist...
  • Freshmen, ditch the iron! And other dorm tips from recent grads

    Freshmen, ditch the iron! And other dorm tips from recent grads
    College-bound freshmen are bombarded with checklists — from their schools, big retailers, bloggers and websites — detailing the many many things they'll need when they move into the dorm. But you don't actually believe you need all the stuff,...
  • 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...
  • Exercise can keep you from losing your mind

    Exercise can keep you from losing your mind
    It's not news that we should exercise. We know it, but we don't do it. It's hard to get started and harder still to keep at it. It's so easy to come up with excuses. But Harvard psychiatrist Dr. John Ratey thinks he has the nudge you need to get moving....
  • 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...