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
  • Chicago Fire fans give a big welcome to Bastian Schweinsteiger

    CHICAGO  – It was a scene that looked more like Europe than North America on Tuesday night. With drums beating in rhythm with the chants of fans, the doors for the terminal opened and out walked the soccer player. Fans immediately cheered, took out their phones and reached out with a pen along with an item in hopes of getting an elusive autograph. Swarms of cameras surrounded Bastian Schweinsteiger from the moment he got near the crowd till he was […]

  • Players in the PepsiCo Showdown discuss their latest fundraising effort on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – It’s become somewhat of a tradition to have the players from the PepsiCo Showdown on Sports Feed. Paired with Buddy’s Helpers, the soccer players have made their mark in the community for a number of philanthropic efforts which have been honored during the program on CLTV. Tuesday was another one of those opportunities. Josh Frydman welcomed in a number of players to talk about their new fundraiser in conjunction with Crossfit to raise money for children who’ve suffered […]

  • #FeedonThis: A revealing look at Jay

    CHICAGO – Revealing interviews or pictures weren’t really Jay Cutler’s thing when he was the quarterback of the Bears. But now that he’s left, it appears he’s a bit more liberated – or at least he is on his wife’s Instagram. On Tuesday Kristin Cavallari posted a picture of a naked Cutler from the back while the couple is on vacation. It became the talk of sports social media and was apart of Social Fodder on Sports Feed. Josh Frydman’s […]

  • “King Mo” Lawal previews his Bellator 175 fight with “Rampage” Jackson on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – A few weeks ago on Sports Feed, we prepared for the main event at Bellator 175 by howling with “Rampage” Jackson. Naturally, his opponent for this fight Friday at the Allstate Arena should get a similar opportunity on the show. That came on Tuesday when Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal discussed his upcoming fight with Jackson with Josh Frydman. Along with discussion on the fight itself along with his pre-fight back-and-forth with Rampage, Lawal also discussed his start in […]

  • White Sox trade outfielder Peter Bourjos to the Rays

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – A chance for an outfielder to make his homecoming with the White Sox won’t happen after all. After joining the team this past offseason, Park Ridge native Peter Bourjos’ stay with the team was short as he was traded today to the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later or cash considerations. He joined the team as a free agent back on January 30th after spending the 2016 season with the Phillies. The 29-year […]

  • Cubs release fan favorite Munenori Kawasaki

    MESA, Ariz.  – His loss won’t be felt in the field as much, but his contributions to the Cubs’ clubhouse will be missed along with the antics that made him a fan favorite. On Tuesday, the Cubs released infielder Munenori Kawasaki after one year with the franchise. Kawasaki played in just 14 games with the Cubs last season, getting seven hits in 21 at-bats in 2016. He was left off the playoff roster but was in the dugout with the team […]

  • Sports Feed previews the NL West on Monday

    CHICAGO – If there is a main contender for the Cubs in the National League, you’ll find them in the West Division. Maybe this year they will stay healthy. Even after losing two-dozen players to injury in 2016, the Dodgers still managed to win the NL West and advance to the NLCS where they lost to the World Series champion Cubs. But first they have to get out of their division, which features another team that made the playoffs last […]

  • #FeedonThis: An Final Four feel to Man Crush Monday

    CHICAGO – When you have a weekend full of great storylines, first-time winners and a buzzer beater, it’s easy to love college basketball. Hence Josh Frydman and Andy Masur went looking in the NCAA Tournament to find a selection for Man Crush Monday on Sports Feed. Not suprisingly, the pair made picks from two of the Final Four teams that share a border. Their selections are part of the #FeedonThis from the show and you can watch the segment in […]

  • Matt Fortuna previews a unique Final Four on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – It’s highlight unlikely that many college basketball fans had these four teams making their way to Phoenix at the end of March. You know what, that’s OK. With Gonzaga, North Carolina, Oregon and South Carolina, the 2017 Final Four gets a unique mix of teams team that many in the past cannot boast. The Bulldogs and Gamecocks are in the National Semifinals for the first time while the Ducks are in for the first time since 1939. Meanwhile […]

  • Bears receiver Deonte Thompson testifies at the Aaron Hernandez trial

    BOSTON – A friendship that dated back to college had a Bears receiver in court on Monday morning. Deonte Thompson was at the Suffolk Superior Court building in Boston on Monday to testify in the double murder trial of former Florida teammate Aaron Hernandez. The former Patriots tight end is accused of killing Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston on July 16, 2012. Thompson took the stand on Monday morning and was asked to describe his friendship with Hernandez while […]