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
  • Exavier Pope discusses a number of topics on Tuesday’s Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – When “The Best Dressed Man on TV” makes his way to Sports Feed, it’s always a good conversation on a number of topics. In Exavier Pope’s discussion on Tuesday’s show with Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman, the discussion began with yoga, transitioned to Bulls, covered Addison Russell and Serena Williams. Then came a discussion by the sports legal expert on the recent Supreme Court case concerning sports betting and also discussed the rise of pro sports in Las […]

  • Jason Patt discusses the rebuilding Bulls on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – Now the focus is on the distant future instead of the one in front of them. Many would say that it’s overdue, but the Bulls are finally in a rebuilding mode after being stuck in mediocrity for the past two seasons. Jimmy Butler is gone, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo might follow if the Bulls could get there way, and Fred Hoiberg is ready to start over with a team that is indeed young and more athletic. So […]

  • Bulls rebuild begins as team introduces Dunn, LaVine and Markkanen

    CHICAGO – As the three men walked their way across the Advocate Center court, they were the symbol of the changing of philosophy of Chicago’s NBA basketball team. Now, a year after proclaiming their hope to get younger and more athletic, the Bulls have finally started a rebuilding process. “We’ve changed our direction,” said Bulls executive Vice President John Paxson as he introduced Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and first round draft pick Lauri Markkanen to the media on Tuesday. “We’re […]

  • Kyle Schwarber gets a hit, strikes out three time in first game with Triple-A Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa – It was nearly two years to the day that he last played a game at the park he stepped onto Monday evening. Back on July 3, 2015, Kyle Schwarber was pretty happy to be at Principal Park- home of the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. Drafted by the Cubs just a year earlier, the slugging catcher was just a single step for the major leagues. After playing with the team on July 9th in Omaha, Schwarber was off […]

  • IndyCar driver wears a Walter Payton-themed helmet for race at Road America

    ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The spirit of “Sweetness” lives on in a number of places around the country. That’s just how much of an influence the late Walter Payton had on so many people during and after his days as a player with the Chicago Bears. Yet the running back also had a history in racing, starting up an open wheel racing team in 1986 with Dale Coyne. One of the drivers for that team in the present day Verizon […]

  • #FeedonThis: Not much love in Man Crush Monday

    CHICAGO – It had all of the feels you could come to expect from the segment, except the thoughts weren’t that of love. In fact Josh Frydman wasn’t happy with Jarrett Payton’s Man Crush Monday pick at all during Sports Feed on June 26th. So which athlete caused such a reaction on Monday’s show? That’s part of #FeedonThis from the program and you can watch in the video above. Chicago sports fans are now just getting past a wild week […]

  • Chris Hine discusses the Blackhawks after a week of change on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – Change is part of the salary cap life of a successful team. You get talent, you eventually have to pay for those players and you can’t afford all of them. Hence the issues Stan Bowman has run into since the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010. But this week was even more of a shocker than the fans are used. Marian Hossa is out for 2017-2018 season with a progressive skin allergy that’s caused problems throughout his […]

  • Like Rizzo, Willson Contreras hits a homer in his first leadoff at-bat

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, the Cubs’ second-year catcher completed a very unique achievement in Major League Baseball. Willson Contreras led off for the first time in his Cubs’ career on Monday as part of another try by manager Joe Maddon to ignite the team’s offense. With that, he’s now batted in every single position in the lineup during the 2017 season – and the team has yet to reach the All-Star break.   .@ARizzo44: "I'm statistically the greatest leadoff […]

  • As Carlos Rodon returns to the White Sox, Zach Putnam’s season comes to an end

    CHICAGO – With rebuilding looming a year ago, there was one thing fans expected to be excited about with the White Sox team that would take the field in 2017. But even he had to wait a while to finally step on the mound for the White Sox. Left biceps bursitis kept Rodon out of most of spring training then the majority of April and May, this after he finished the 2016 season with a 7-2 record in the final […]

  • Now Willson Contreras gets the chance to bat leadoff for the Cubs in 2017

    WASHINGTON D.C – Even with his success with his first baseman at the top of the lineup, there was a feeling like it couldn’t last. After all, Anthony Rizzo is arguably the Cubs’ best power hitter and having him below the leadoff spot would likely be best for more long-term success. With that in mind, just two weeks removed from starting the Rizzo experiment, Joe Maddon is trying a new guy at the top of the Cubs lineup. This time […]