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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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  • Victor Dye and Joyce Richards: A romance whose time has finally come

    Victor Dye and Joyce Richards: A romance whose time has finally come
    Maybe Victor and Joyce didn't set a world record but they came close. The time that passed between their first kiss and their wedding day? Fifty-five years! "Should we call Guinness?" Joyce asks. In the intervening half-century (and then some), Joyce...
  • 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...
  • Gradual hair change requires patience, cash

    Gradual hair change requires patience, cash
    You've got questions, but fear not. Answer Angel's got you covered from head to toe! Dear Answer Angel: I've let myself go gray naturally and completely. But now, I want to go back to being a brunette without making a radical (too obvious) transition....
  • In search of the perfect black pants

    In search of the perfect black pants
    They're the BFF of our wardrobe. The first thing we grab when we need to look presentable but don't want to think hard about it: our go-to pants. It doesn't matter if we're male or female, young or old, a pair of dark trousers is the one thing we all...
  • On hats, and other wintertime wardrobe worries

    On hats, and other wintertime wardrobe worries
    Winter in Chicago brings head to toe misery. From hats to boot you've got questions. I've got answers. But if it's the weather that's giving you a problem, you'll need the intervention of someone higher up the chain of command than just a mere angel....
  • 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...
  • Top off summer style with classic hat

    Top off summer style with classic hat
    Think about it, fellas. How many times are you stopped on the street by a complete stranger who tells you you're looking great. Never, you say? Put on a distinctive hat this summer and I guarantee you'll acquire an instant fashion fan club. "Wow, cool!...
  • 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...
  • 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...