An Interview with Ellen Warren
April 26, 5:30-8:30pm
19 South Wabash, 2d floor
5:30, presentation 6:00-6:30 followed by discussion.
$40 includes drinks, two cigars,
Reservations are required.
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, this happened before he became president. But
that's another story.
Ellen Warren is a Chicago Tribune senior
correspondent and columnist.
She writes a popular weekly shopping column and serves as the
for reader questions on retail and consumer issues online and in
In her varied career, she 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, the Super Bowl, opening day
at Wrigley Field and many Democratic and Republican presidential
Warren is a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame (and
youngest inductee) who started her career as a police reporter
for the City News Bureau of Chicago. That's the famed boot camp
for reporters known for its slogan, "If your mother says she
loves you, check it out.
Warren has a B.A. (with honors) in English literature from Penn
State and was awarded the University’s
alumni fellow designation, the highest liberal arts college
honor. She also holds a diplome d’etudes
from La Sorbonne, University of Paris and an honorary doctorate
of humane letters from Barat College.
Her stories have been collected in
newspaper anthologies and she has been a guest lecturer in
journalism at New York University graduate school, Northwestern
University, Arizona State University and many others.
Warren's husband, Wade Nelson, is Chicago Mayor Richard M.
Daley's chief speech writer.
They have two sons, Ted Nelson and