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
  • Patrick Kane named the NHL’s No. 1 star for the week as the winning ways continue for the Blackhawks

    CHICAGO¬† – As the fortunes made a turn for the better for their top star, the same happened for the Blackhawks. That’s usually not a surprise for the team, considering that Patrick Kane’s success usually leads to their own as a team. This week proved that to be especially true. On Monday, Kane was named the NHL’s No. 1 star during a strong week for himself and the Blackhawks, who are on a five-game winning streak after going winless in […]

  • The Morning After: Taking Mitch’s day with a pinch of perspective

    DETROIT – Eventually it was going to happen – don’t be that naive. There was going to a game which made you question whether the calculated risk of trading away draft picks to move up one spot to get one guy was going to be worth it. We’re a long way from the start of “Mitch-A-Palooza,” but for the most part the positive vibes have remained about the quarterback even as the Bears’ season started to dive. The music stopped […]

  • Andy Frye looks back on the Winter Meetings on Sunday’s Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – Last week put baseball in the spotlight, but the burners on the Hot Stove are far from cooling off. Moves were made with the Cubs, but more are likely to come as they shape their 2018 roster. Meanwhile the White Sox could or could not make another roster-altering move in the coming months. After the conclusion of the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Andy Frye of Rolling Stone made his latest apperance on Sports Feed to discuss the happenings […]

  • Bears tight end Zach Miller has an emotional first visit to Halas Hall since his knee injury

    LAKE FOREST – Never has he enjoyed such a heartfelt or emotional welcome by just arriving at his place of work on Monday. He couldn’t quite walk into Halas Hall, but with the aid of crutches, Zach Miller was able to get himself around the Bears’ headquarters to meet with the team face-to-face for the first time since a gruesome leg injury against the Saints on October 29th¬† nearly cost him his leg. Home for the holidays. Good to see […]

  • Monster’s Mash: Even with injury, Zach Miller always checked in on his QB

    CHICAGO – One of the best moments of this month, and really the entire Bears’ 2017 season, could have been the appearance of one of the team’s most popular players at Halas Hall. It’s something that Zach Miller has done all the time, but when he crutched his way into the team’s headquarters on Monday it meant so much more. It was the first time he’d been there since his devastating knee injury against the Saints on October 29th. Emergency […]

  • Adam Rittenberg discusses a busy month of postseason College Football on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – There are stages to a College Football season that each have their own importance. But there is little debate that this time as to which is the best: The postseason. Of course there are the two games in the College Football Playoff – Alabama vs Clemson and Georgia vs Oklahoma. The fourth year of the playoff once again features a rematch and a pair of new teams which will decide the National Champion from 2017. Adam Rittenberg will […]

  • Scott Powers discusses the up-and-down Blackhawks on Thursday’s Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – During the course of an NHL season, teams are going to deal with some streaks that are positive and negative. It just seems that the Blackhawks have endured it all the last two weeks. A week ago, the team was in their worst slump of the season as they failed to pick up a win in five-consecutive games. Then they returned home and in a trio of games they were favored to win, they came up with a […]

  • White Sox showing strong interest in acquiring Orioles 3B Manny Machado: Reports

    ORLANDO – Last year, Rick Hahn surprised everyone by pulling off a deal with the Red Sox for Chris Sale that effectively started the team’s rebuild. Nothing could top that as far as excitement for the White Sox the year after the course of the franchise was dramatically altered, right? Not so fast. According to multiple reports on Thursday morning, the team has made a “strong offer” to acquire Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic was […]

  • Nikola Mirotic’s continued success helps the Bulls to a fourth-straight win

    CHICAGO – Maybe December will now be the month of Mirotic. Typically that was reserved for March, when the Bulls’ forward tended to find his groove just as the season was beginning to wind down. Now Nikola is turning it up just as his fourth campaign with the Bulls is beginning. Following a 24-point performance in his third game back after getting smacked in the face by Bobby Portis, Mirotic topped it with his effort on Wednesday night against the […]

  • Jason Goch gives his thoughts on the MLB Winter Meetings on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – It hasn’t been an explosive few days of moves for the Cubs or the White Sox during the last few days in Orlando. The Cubs shored up their bullpen, got a pitcher that could help in 2019, but other than that haven’t struck any major deals yet. Meanwhile the White Sox are watching things play out after shaking up the franchise in 2016. Still there are a lot of possible moves with those teams and others around Major […]