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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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  • Battle of the bargain fashions

    Lucky us. The Chicago flagships of two of the greatest high-style bargain fashion stores are plunked right here on North Michigan Avenue just three blocks apart. If you haven't been to H&M and Forever 21/XXI, I've got one word for you: Go. Make that...
  • Preppy fashion takes on an edgy look

    Preppy fashion takes on an edgy look
    For most people, back to school does not mean a return to a pricey prep school. Depending on your demographic, it's probably student loans, hand-me-downs, packing lunches and scrounging for clean clothes for the kids -- who've somehow sprouted 4 inches...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wise up to these dumb fashion trends

    We've all had that sinking feeling, the "What was I thinking?" moment when we look at an old photo and can't believe we appeared in public looking that way. As we start a new decade, let's take a look at some recent fashion and style trends — those...
  • 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...
  • These fakes offer foolproof fun

    These fakes offer foolproof fun
    When it comes to beauty and fashion, it's all about artifice and deception. In a good way. We lengthen our lashes, paint our nails and lips, maximize our assets, and always and forever are on the lookout for clothes that hide our flaws — and make...