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
  • White Sox catcher Welington Castillo to be suspended 80 games for PED use: Report

    CHICAGO – In the second year of their rebuild, the White Sox are about to lose one of their veterans for a majority of the 2018 season. Per multiple reports on Wednesday night from journalists in the Dominican Republic and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, catcher Welington Castillo will be suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for use of a PED that is in violation of the league’s policy. Sources confirm to The Athletic: #WhiteSox’s Welington Castillo will be […]

  • #FeedonThis: The National Anthem back in the NFL spotlight

    CHICAGO – It’s been one of the devisive issues not only in the NFL the last two years, but it’s created a lot of talk across the entire world of sports. Wednesday was another example as the NFL instituted some new guidelines for the National Anthem for the 2018 season. During the Bears’ OTA practice, Sam Acho had a number of thoughts on the policy, which we played on Sports Feed Wednesday. Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman’s reaction to his […]

  • Exavier Pope discusses the new NFL National Anthem guidelines on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – The reports started coming out on Tuesday than new guidelines were coming to the NFL when it concerns the National Anthem. When those came to pass on Wednesday, the reactions came across the board, from players to team executives to politicians and fan. All have an opinion on how the NFL will require players to stand for the National Anthem if they choose to be on the field when the song is played and not in the locker […]

  • Despite the hype this week in Chicago, Manny Machado’s not sweating the trade rumors

    CHICAGO  – There are very few players in the history of baseball that have earned the adoration of fan bases of both sides of Chicago having never played a game for either. No, this isn’t one of the living legends of the game, though there is a hope he might become one of the best players of this particular generation of player. That’s a bit hyperbolic, but it’s safe to say that the fortunes of the Cubs or the White […]

  • Helio Castroneves previews the 102nd Indianapolis 500 on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO  – When it comes to the two-and-a-half mile oval in Indianapolis, there is no man currently racing who knows it better than the guest on Sports Feed Tuesday night. Helio Castroneves has started 18 consecutive Indianapolis 500 races, finishing in the Top 5 eight times with three wins in the Indianapolis 500. Since 2014, he’s finished a close second to win his fourth race, which would make him the fourth to do it in the 102-year history in the […]

  • Rick Gregg discusses the week of Manny Machado on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – He was right there when the group of media met him outside the Orioles’ locker room at Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday night. Like others, Rick Gregg of WBBM Newsradio was hearing from Manny Machado during his first trip to Chicago in 2018, a year in which he’s been tied to rumors with both the Cubs and the White Sox. What will end up becoming of Machado as the Orioles likely look to sell come the trade deadline, […]

  • Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen named to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team on his 21st birthday

    CHICAGO – It was a monumental day for him even before the NBA decided to put out an announcement about the best of the 2017-2018 NBA rookie class. Birthday mood 😎 Appreciate all the great people around me!! 🙏🏼 #Blessed pic.twitter.com/gEzn7VPXqn — Lauri Markkanen (@MarkkanenLauri) May 22, 2018 Lauri Markkanen was celebrating his 21st birthday, even putting out the tweet above as a way to celebrate the occasion. But things got a whole lot better for the Bulls forward around […]

  • For the 1st time since World Series, Indians face the Cubs at Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO – Having been to just one of these since 1945, anything that can trigger the memories of a World Series for the Cubs is usually positive. That’s especially the case this week, as their opponent from the Fall Classic two years ago makes their first return. On Tuesday night the Cubs will host the Indians for the first time since Games 3, 4, and 5 of the World Series back in late October of 2016. It’s part of an […]

  • #FeedonThis: Hello Machado?

    CHICAGO – There are fans on both sides of Chicago who will look towards shortstop when the Orioles are in the field Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Cubs or the White Sox would love to have Manny Machado on their team, and the rumors over the past half-year have tied the talented Baltimore infielder to both teams. The question is if either team would or could want to pull it off. Before Machado’s first game n Chicago in 2018, […]

  • Sean Highkin returns to Sports Feed discuss a number of NBA topics

    CHICAGO – It’s been a bit since one of the original NBA guests on Sports Feed has been on the show. After all, Sean Highkin moved to Portland before the end of 2017. But the veteran NBA writer was in town for the NBA Lottery and Combine, so he stopped by the studios to have a chat on Monday’s show with Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman. They discussed the two events mentioned above, the upcoming NBA Draft, along with the […]