Larry Hawley is a sports producer, web writer and columnist for WGN and CLTV.

A native of Rolling Meadows, Ill., Larry came to Chicago from Indianapolis in March of 2015. He is the producer for CLTV’s Sports Feed while also a frequent contributor to WGNTV.COM and CLTV.COM.

Larry worked for WXIN and WTTV in Indianapolis from 2007-2015. He covered a pair of Final Fours and Super Bowls in his time in the Circle City-including the Colts’ run to Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.

Before Indianapolis Larry worked for WLOS-TV in Asheville, NC as a sports reporter, anchor and photographer. Previous stops include WICD-TV in Champaign, Ill. and WVTV in Milwaukee, Wis.

Larry attended the University of Illinois where he graduated with a degree in media studies. During college he served as the beat reporter for Illinois Football and Men’s Basketball during the school’s run of three Big Ten titles in the sport.

If you have a story idea for Larry, please email at chawley@wgntv.com.


Recent Articles
  • CAMPUS CHECK IN: Playoff dreams for the Irish?

    SOUTH BEND – Once they lost their second game of the year by a point at home to arguably their best opponent of the year. Already questions were being asked if this Notre Dame team was headed down the same path as the one that finished with four wins the year before. In 2017, however, Brian Kelly’s group was resilient after a loss to Georgia in South Bend and ripped off four-straight wins before the bye week. In the process, […]

  • With Olczyk back in the booth, Oilers beat the Blackhawks in overtime

    CHICAGO – For a second-straight night, one of the highlights of the evening came from the man high above the ice surface. For the second-straight night, Eddie Olczyk was in the booth serving as the color commentator for the Blackhawks’ broadcast. He did so against the Blues in St. Louis on Wednesday and was back on Thursday night when the team hosted the Oilers at the United Center. Here's Something Happy, Chicago Fans. Eddie Olczyk gets a standing ovation at […]

  • Bulls fall behind quickly in season opening loss to the Raptors

    TORONTO – It’s hard to judge an 82-game season on one night, especially the first of a nearly six month campaign. Yet what transpired in the Bulls first contest of the 2017-2018 season is about what most fans expected from a team that’s rebuilding and lost two of their regulars in a practice fight this week. The Raptors, a team looking to be competitive once again in the Eastern Conference, wasted little time schooling the young Fred Hoiberg team in […]

  • THE CUBTOBER DIARY: The Pressure Point

    CHICAGO – In a locker room jammed with tenured veterans, he’s the eager student taking in all the sights around him. It’s made this postseason special for Jose Quintana, who is taking part in his first mid-and-late October baseball of his career after five playoff-less seasons with the White Sox. Everything is new, from the atmosphere to the stakes and even the pressure. One observation that the pitcher has made about this new time of year is how his teammates […]

  • Let the Rebuild Begin: Bulls open the 2017-2018 season tonight in Toronto

    TORONTO – Since he arrived in Chicago in 2015, Fred Hoiberg has always stressed the need for his team to be fast and competitive on the floor. It hasn’t really happened that much in his first two years, with the Bulls a bit hesitant to go in a full rebuild. So they continued to keep a group of veterans on the squad in hopes of being decent and, perhaps, catch lightning in a bottle. That didn’t work out, so on […]

  • From bubble gum to foul tips to high pitch counts, Cubs find a way to play another day

    CHICAGO – Isn’t it funny how the Cubs can seem like a bit of a jinxed team even after breaking a curse? A strikeout gets reversed on a foul tip, even with it being replayed on a couple hundred feet board just a glance away. A manager getting kicked out of a second game of postseason series for the first time in modern history, all with a one run lead to protect and elimination on the line. Forget about black […]

  • Josh is back at Wrigley Field to preview Game 4 of the NLDS on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – Six days later, the Cubs season hangs in the balance once again. Only this time one win is not going to keep their season alive. This time Joe Maddon’s team will need four-consecutive wins over the Dodgers to survive the NLCS and get to their second-straight World Series. Only one team in Major League Baseball has done so through the years, so it’s an understatement to say their team’s backs are against the wall. For the second-straight day, […]

  • From the fight to the opener, Sean Highkin talks Bulls on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – Even when they start to rebuild, even when the have a major roster upheival, even when development is the main goal instead of an NBA Championship, they still find a way to create some drama. On Tuesday, the managed to do so in a most unique and somewhat frightening way. Bobby Portis clocked Nikola Mirotic during practice, putting both of the players out for a significant period of time. Mirotic likely has to have surgery and we’ll be […]

  • THE CUBTOBER DIARY: If this is the end….

    CHICAGO – It might seem so sudden, but here we are. The Cubs status as defending World Series champions now depends upon their ability to win four-consecutive games in a row against a Dodgers team that’s yet to lose this postseason. The daunting task of completing a comeback from 3-0 in a best-of-seven series has only been completed by one team – Theo Epstein’s 2004 Boston Red Sox. That was an incredible exception in Major League Baseball, and when the […]

  • Blackhawks get a bonus with the new “Energy” line

    CHICAGO – Through two weeks, the Blackhawks have painted just a small picture of what they’ll look like during the 2017-2018 season. So far, the portrait is looking pretty. Joel Quenneville’s team sits at the top of the Western Conference with 9 points, compiling an early 4-1-1 record. That included a win on Saturday over Nashville, the team that knocked them team out of the playoffs last year. It made for a lot of positive things for the coach to […]