Family members in the news business may initially be why Courtney Sisk looked into journalism as a career, but it was her desire to tell stories that otherwise wouldn’t be told and to seek the truth that drew her into television news.
The Grayslake, Illinois, native attended Indiana University where she majored in media and specialized in broadcast journalism. She joined WIFR as a multimedia journalist in May 2019.
Courtney feels the role of a journalist is to give the public the facts, share information they need to know and to give a voice to people most impacted by events in our community.
She says her parents and brother – her “true rocks” – are the most important people in her life. “Supportive,” “generous” and “fun” are just a few words she uses to describe them.
When she isn’t working in the WIFR newsroom, Courtney likes to spend time with her family and friends and working out at Orange Theory Fitness.
SURPRISING FACT: I tear up every time I watch "America’s Got Talent!" It’s a great show, and I just appreciate talent and art.
FAVORITE DRINK: Coffee, it’s necessary.
FAVORITE DINNER ENTREE: If I am at a nice restaurant I’ll order crab legs! But otherwise, I like anything as long as it comes with ranch.
FAVORITE DESSERT: Anything and everything chocolate!
FAVORITE HOLIDAY: Christmas is my favorite holiday! I love the message behind it, and my family has a lot of traditions. The holiday season in general is a beautiful time of year, and it all leads up to Christmas!
FAVORITE SEASON: Fall is my favorite season. The weather is usually still warm, but the air is crisp. Plus it’s gorgeous outside and there is so much to do!
FAVORITE SPORT: Baseball! Go Cubs!
THREE FAVORITE MOVIES: Just three?! "Bohemian Rhapsody," "The King’s Speech" and "The Help."
FAVORITE BOOK: "The Great Gatsby"
MOST DARING FEAT: Cliff jumping at Amoudi Bay in Greece. You have to swim out to the cliff (fun fact: I am scared of ocean-type water), so for me it was daring.