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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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  • Taking the right step with bare legs

    Taking the right step with bare legs
    If you're lovelorn and looking for answers, you won't find them here. But advice to the leg-lorn? You've come to the right place. It used to be that a well-dressed woman never went to work with her legs bare. Now, is wearing hosiery hopelessly dated? Read...
  • Got something to hide?

    Got something to hide?
    Yes, there are some people who look absolutely great in a swimsuit. The ones I know who fit that description, however, usually are younger than 12 years old. For the rest of us, there are cover-ups. Sure, you can use the old soggy towel wrapped around...
  • Sidewalks sizzle with great deals

    Sidewalks sizzle with great deals
    Chicago is filled with reasons to celebrate in the summertime. The major one, of course? It's not winter. We all have our own list of the joys of summer. At the very top of mine is power shopping — outdoors! Throughout the city and suburbs,...
  • Ward off the indoor cold with style

    It seems insane, or at least counterintuitive. But the hotter it is out there, the more we find ourselves huddling indoors, half frozen, all goose bumps and icy limbs. Don't get me wrong. I love air conditioning. And after my near meltdown at a recent...
  • Children, can you say 'curmudgeon'?

    Children, can you say 'curmudgeon'?
    Pampered children? Out-of-control hair? Bridesmaids' dresses not fit for a public viewing? Deep breaths, everyone. Answer Angel is here to bring order to your chaos. Read on. Dear Answer Angel: What do you think of very young girls getting...
  • Playing peekaboo

    Playing peekaboo
    There are appropriate times and places for a woman to display — even flaunt — her underwear. These are not among those times and places: eating a slab of ribs at a barbecue; trolling the supermarket aisles for some paper towels and a bag of...
  • OMG, what 2 wear?

    OMG, what  2 wear?
    Back-to-school style this season is all mixed up. Mix lace with leather. Put ballet colors with military khakis. Plaids and stripes. Masculine with feminine. That's the fashion message as girls gear up for another school year. Whether we're picking out...
  • Sending the right message in a box

    Ever feel like cupid's arrow shot you in the head instead of sweetly pinging your heart? Do you think of Valentine's Day as your annual opportunity to misstep, disappoint, be let down or send the wrong signal? Battered veterans of this designated romance...
  • Clunkerfree Zone

    Clunkerfree Zone
    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 a...
  • 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...
  • 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...