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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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  • Blast your look past dullsville

    Blast your look past dullsville
    It's people-watching season. Now that we're no longer swaddled in sweaters, jackets, coats and such, it's easy to spot the fashion items that make a big impression. I've got one word for you: necklaces. With an exclamation point! Make that two!! So many...
  • Les and Leah Axelrod: What causes a spark?

    Les and Leah Axelrod: What causes a spark?
    Les and Leah had one date a year for five years. In between those dates they didn't talk, didn't write, didn't think about each other. "The truth is, I was totally indifferent," says Les Axelrod. Once every year from 1945 to 1949 Leah Mandelker traveled...
  • Would you pay $600 for dynamite denim?

    Would you pay $600 for dynamite denim?
    Sure, you can pay hundreds of dollars for a pair of jeans. But would you? For many of us, jeans are the absolute workhorses of our wardrobe, the single go-to when it's time to get dressed in the morning. But how does that translate into cold cash? To...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Skip the gym membership, get the pedometer

    Skip the gym membership, get the pedometer
    If you need a reminder to think twice about investing in an exercise bike or a treadmill, it's right there, sitting out on someone's lawn or driveway with a big "For Sale" sign on it. Yes, it's yard sale season and the time of year when harsh reality...
  • Summer sandal dos, don'ts for men

    Summer sandal dos, don'ts for men
    Big or small, flat or fat, it's a fact: Feet are not our best feature. Sure, feet are functional. But something to brag about? Not hardly. And yet, as soon as the weather warms up, swarms of sandal-wearers appear, unabashedly displaying gnarly toes in...
  • Summer underwear issues, undressed

    Summer underwear issues, undressed
    Whatever the reason, the Angel is getting lots of questions about underwear. The bottom line starts here: Dear Answer Angel: My favorite summer skirt is black and slightly flared and a perfect weight for the warmer months. But, it's see-through if I'm...