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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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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • DIY personal style

    DIY personal style
    Wouldn't it be great if we all had the cash to hire a personal stylist who would put together great outfits that make us look and feel terrific? Dream on. Until you win the lottery or your start-up goes public, I've got an absolutely free alternative...
  • Earrings today: The bigger the better

    Earrings today: The bigger the better
    Earrings are big this year. I mean huge. You could even say enormous. I'm going with gigantic. To size up this trend, I went shopping with a measuring tape in search of the biggest shoulder-grazers out there. To be sure, length is not the only way to...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Does 'no gifts' really mean 'no gifts'?

    Does 'no gifts' really mean 'no gifts'?
    Dear Answer Angel: I was invited to a wedding shower and the invite explicitly said, "No gifts please." Does that really mean don't bring a gift or should I buy something? What? Thank you! — Empty handed? Dear Empty: "That really means don't bring...
  • 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...
  • Start with one hour a week

    Start with one hour a week
    You've got to love a fitness expert whose exercise mantra is "make it short and sweet." How short? Twenty minutes, three times a week. But even less at first. For those of us who are, shall we say, exercise averse, this is magical. Federal guidelines...
  • 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....