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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • True fans never fail to dress the part

    White Sox fans come in all shapes and sizes. Fathers, daughters, grandkids — they all have one big thing in common: team spirit. Here's a sampling from a recent visit to U.S. Cellular Field. 1) Robert Cervantes, 40, car detailer, Chicago How would...
  • 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,...