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.


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    Paul M. Banks discusses a wide variety of Chicago sports topics on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – He usually is on Sports Feed to discuss college sports, but Paul M. Banks showed his range on Thursday’s Sports Feed. The publisher of TheSportsBank.Net came on the show and discussed a number of topics in Chicago sports with Jarrett Payton, including the Bulls’ trade with the Thunder that included Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott. Like usual, Paul had his thoughts on Illinois and Northwestern basketball as the get closer to the end of the Big Ten season. […]

  • MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 12: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves fights for the position against Taj Gibson #22 and Doug McDermott #11 of the Chicago Bulls on February 12, 2017 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

    Bulls trade Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott to the Thunder

    CHICAGO – Nearly eight months after expressing their desire to get younger and more athletic, the Bulls are continuing to try and restructure their roster in an attempt to do so. Per multiple reports, the Bulls have agreed to trade forward Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott along with a 2018 2nd round pick to the Thunder in exchange for center Joffrey Lauvergne along with guards Anthony Morrow and Cameron Payne. Bulls sending Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and 2018 2nd rounder to […]

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    JP Speaks on the current state of the Chicago Bulls

    CHICAGO – Another major moment has come and gone in the NBA’s calendar year and once again the reaction of Bulls’ fans is the same. If there was a “Scratching Your Head” emoji, this would fit in perfectly. The Bulls trade of Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott to the Thunder and what they got in returned produced another head-scratcher for fans. What direction is the franchise going? Is it a rebuild or is winning an NBA title still the recent […]

  • CHICAGO - OCTOBER 23:  Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the first inning of Game Two of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Houston Astros at U.S. Cellular Field on October 23, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

    White Sox will retire Mark Buehrle’s No. 56 on June 24th

    CHICAGO – Just like his pitching abilities, his number 56 was quite unique for pitchers in the history of the White Sox. It was fitting for Mark Buehrle, who was one of the best left-handed pitchers in franchise history and helped them to a World Series championship in 2005. Now No. 56 will forever have a special place at Guaranteed Rate Field. On Thursday the White Sox announced that they will retire Buehrle’s number on Saturday, June 24th before their afternoon game […]

  • David Ross posted a picture on Twitter on February 22nd announcing that he will play for the Harlem Globetrotters on March 1st in Tallahassee, Florida.

    David Ross’ next retirement adventure: Playing for the Harlem Globetrotters

    CHICAGO – Every day it seems as if “Grandpa Rossy” is finding new ways to stay young even in retirement. After ending his 15-year Major League Baseball career last season with the Cubs, David Ross quickly took a front office job to stay with the team in some capacity. Then he signed on to be an occasional analyst for ESPN’s MLB coverage for the 2017 season. Now on Twitter it appears that the former catcher has announced his next post-baseball […]

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    #FeedonThis: Like the Jonathan Toews of old

    CHICAGO – Finally, the captain looks like the captain again. After a slow offensive start to the 2016-2017 season, Jonathan Toews has found his scoring touch. His three goals on Wednesday night put him at 15 for the year and helped the Blackhawks to a key divisional win over the Wild on Tuesday night. On Wednesday’s Sports Feed Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman discussed the recent surge in Toews’ offensive play during one of the show’s segments. That’s part of […]

  • Jarrett and Josh discuss the Bears' future of Jay Cutler on February 22nd's Sports Feed.

    Maybe this is the time the Bears part ways with Jay Cutler

    CHICAGO – Is this finally it? Could an era that many fans hoped would come to an end a few years ago finally happen? A few things like an injury-shortened 2016 season and the end of guaranteed contract money could make the Bears parting ways with Jay Cutler easier than in the past. A week before the NFL Combine and under a month from the start of the new NFL year, already the rumors about the Bears shopping the quarterback […]

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    As the trade deadline looms, Chris Herring talks NBA on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – The fate of a few of the NBA’s stars hangs in the balance over the next 24 hours. Will Jimmy Butler and Paul George stay as the top players on their current teams? Will Jahlil Okafor remain part of “The Process” in Philadelphia? Can the Bulls unload any of their bench players in hopes of acquiring some draft picks? All of these questions will be answered at 2 PM on Thursday when the NBA Trade Deadline hits and […]

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    Watch Loyola University students, staff pull out all the stops for their “Jesuit Jam” preview

    CHICAGO – Unless there is an overwhelming amount of underclassman on a given roster, most every college basketball program has a Senior Night to cap off their home season. It’s a way to say goodbye to a class of players in a creative way, with each ceremony unique to their particular university. Once again, Loyola is choosing to put a little more pizzazz into their Senior Night than the others. They call their event the “Jesuit Jam” and came up […]

  • Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 26, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

    Bears are actively trying to trade quarterback Jay Cutler: reports

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. — It’s a break-up that many have hoped would happen between a struggling football team and their quarterback. Now following an injury-riddled 2016 season, it appears the separation between the Bears and Jay Cutler is more imminent. Per a number of reports on Tuesday, the team has already begun to seek a trade partner for the quarterback prior to the 2017 season. This is not a major surprise considering Cutler’s mediocre success during his eight seasons with […]