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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  • ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 09:  Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls reacts after a basket against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 9, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  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.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    Bulls forward Jimmy Butler named a starter for the NBA All-Star Game

    CHICAGO – For a quickly emerging NBA star, the third time was the charm for Jimmy Butler to be one of the top five players in the league’s mid-season classic. On Thursday, the Bulls forward was named a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 2017 All-Star Game on February 19th at Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans. This is Butler’s third selection to the All-Star game but the first time he will crack the starting lineup. Butler joins Cavaliers […]

  • Kevin Fishbain joins Sports Feed on January 19th.

    Kevin Fishbain discusses a number of NFL topics on Thursday’s Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – It’s all about the quarterbacks in the NFL’s version of the Final Four. That’s also the case for the NFL Draft as well and, as usual, the Bears. The signal callers take center stage this weekend as the Patriots play the Steelers for the AFC Championship and the Packers-Falcons meet for the NFC crown. Next week NFL teams will have their eyes on some senior college quarterbacks at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. That’s where Kevin Fishbain […]

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    #FeedonThis: Don’t walk the walk, Russell

    CHICAGO – When it comes to his play on the court, Russell Westbrook usually represents a common saying well. Indeed, the Thunder guard almost always “Walks the Walks” since he averages a triple-double per game this season. But on Wednesday night, he picked the wrong time to literally walk the walk – and in the process he became an popular internet GIF. That was part of Thursday’s Social Fodder with Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman on Sports Feed. The video […]

  • Bears offensive guard Kyle Long talks with Jarrett and Josh via Skype on January 18th's Sports Feed.

    From injuries to the ‘Everyman Challenge,’ Bears G Kyle Long discusses it all on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – Even when he’s a bit immobile, the Bears’ leader on the offensive line is still a very personable guy. It’s the reputation Kyle Long has earned since joining the Bears back in the 2013 season. From his strong play on the field to his social media savvy, the guard has easily become one of the team’s most popular players. Hence Long’s appearance on Sports Feed on Wednesday ventured into a number of topics. He joined Jarrett Payton and Josh […]

  • Jarrett Payton shows off his trick shot video on Sports Feed on January 18th.

    #FeedonThis: Jarrett the Trick Shot Artist?

    CHICAGO – There was a time before the beginning of Sports Feed where Jarrett Payton had some high hopes for his social media career. JP the Trick Shot Artist? It almost happened. That little-known fact was revealed along with the video on Wednesday’s Sports Feed with Jarrett and Josh Frydman. This little tidbit of history is part of the #FeedonThis from Wednesday’s show and you can watch that in the video above. Fans a bit nervous over the number of […]

  • Dave Kerner joins Sports Feed on January 18th.

    Dave Kerner on the Bulls & the Hall of Fame vote on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – There’s no way the Bulls could lose again to the Mavericks – one of the worst teams in the Western Conference, right? Of course! These are the 2016-2017 Bulls. Beating great teams then losing to ones that are sub-par is a part of the identity of Fred Hoiberg’s second team in Chicago. That fact was also the key part of Dave Kerner’s visit to Sports Feed on Wednesday night. He talked with Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman about […]

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    Former White Sox outfielder, coach Tim Raines elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

    CHICAGO – His speed on the basepaths and his prowess in the outfield made him one of the more popular players in a successful era of White Sox baseball. Now Tim Raines is the latest member of the team to receive Major League Baseball’s top career honor. On Wednesday the outfielder was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. He joins Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez as the three who will go into the hall this year. One […]

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    Concern or optimism for the Blackhawks? Satchel Price discusses on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – When a team has won three Stanley Cups in a decade, you can be a bit critical of a team even if they are quite successful. The focus, after all, is not being at the top in January but rather in June. Hence the Blackhawks’ fans might be a bit more concerned about the team’s two losses to the Capitals and the Wild – two of the NHL’s best teams – rather than four-straight wins before against middle-of-the-road […]

  • White Sox prospect Michael Kopech fires a 110-MPH pitch during a workout at Team APEC in Tyler, Texas.

    White Sox prospect Michael Kopech throws a pitch 110 MPH in training

    TYLER, TX – In a change from the past decade, the White Sox farm system bring the most excitement for the team as they look towards a new season. Michael Kopech added a little more fuel do that thanks to a training session this week. First day of max velocity throws for @MichaelKopech5 …. Is 110mph good? 🐐 #APECmlb pic.twitter.com/bJAIUIEIn2 — APEC (@teamAPEC) January 17, 2017 This was posted by Team APEC training center in Tyler, Texas. It’s a video […]

  • White Sox Play-By-Play announcer Hawk Harrelson.

    You Can Put it on the Nightstand? White Sox will have Hawk Harrelson alarm clock promotion

    CHICAGO – If you couldn’t get enough of his calls during the afternoons and evenings of the baseball season, you might be in luck. On Tuesday the White Sox announced a new addition to their promotional lineup – the first ever Hawk Harrelson Talking Alarm Clock. Interesting: This is the White Sox giveaway on May 13th: A talking @HawkHarrelson Alarm Clock. Like it? @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/LsrKW5i89u — Larry Hawley (@HawleySports) January 17, 2017 This picture was included in the news release […]