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
  • Furious Joe Maddon lets loose on umpires, gets ejected after 9th-inning call

    CHICAGO – For all of his Zen-like philosophies and sayings, inside the Cubs’ manager lies a fiery baseball man. While he keeps his cool nearly the entire time he’s in the dugout or on the field, on occasion Joe Maddon shows his passion in a more outward, aggressive manner. Wednesday was one of those times – and boy was he mad. “I don’t even know what to say about that call,” said Maddon to the media at Wrigley Field after the […]

  • Mitchell Trubisky tunes out the chatter after his successful Bears’ preseason debut

    LAKE FOREST – Positive vibes can go a long way for a team that’s trying to find hope for future success. The Bears really needed to have some during the preseason, considering a three-win campaign a year ago and low expectations for the upcoming campaign. Enter Mitchell Trubisky. Ten-straight completions, a touchdown drive in the two-minute drill, 166 yards passing without a single turnover, a quarterback rating of 103.1 vs the Broncos. Even in the preseason, it’s a reason a […]

  • Bear Gown: Bride surprises father with Chicago Bears dress at wedding

    CHICAGO – Ties to a certain football team can be quite deep for families that have rooted for a team for generations. There is enough devotion, in fact, that even a bride wanted to change out of the traditional matrimonial colors to show off her team pride. Dad wanted a #Bears wedding dress.Daughter pulls off epic surprise for their father/daughter dance. (🎥:Brittney Benda) pic.twitter.com/yaJmHABL7T — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 16, 2017 This video was posted to the Bears Twitter account […]

  • Shawn Sierra joins Sports Feed to talk Bears and Cubs

    CHICAGO – As the Bears return to Halas Hall for the rest of Training Camp, the biggest question remains the one they left behind in Bourbonnais. Could the team actually end up with a quarterback competition? Everyone on the team denies it even after Mitchell Trubisky shined in his first preseason game against the Broncos and Mike Glennon struggled. Hence there is a little more excitement for the second preseason game to see how the quarterbacks do against a strong […]

  • LaMond Pope previews the 2017 Notre Dame football season on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – You could say that he’s feeling the heat from the Irish faithful as he steps onto the field for the eighth time in his career in South Bend. Following a 4-8 campaign, Brian Kelly is on the hot seat at Notre Dame and is in need of winning season to keep his tenure at the school going. He’ll be replacing a quarterback but does bring back some talent from a team that two years ago was just a […]

  • White Sox manager Rick Renteria received a World Series ring from Cubs

    CHICAGO – A number of people may have been caught off guard or even shocked when they awarded Steve Bartman a World Series ring. Now it appears that they’ve given one to the current White Sox manager as well. In a story released Monday by USA Today, White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf reveals that the Cubs gave Rick Renteria a World Series ring after their 2016 championship. The current White Sox manager had the same position for the Cubs during the […]

  • Positive start, bad finish for the White Sox against the MLB-leading Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES – A week ago, the White Sox played the role of ‘Giant Killers’ in Major League Baseball. Sliding quickly thanks to a depleted roster, the team came out of nowhere to sweep the American League-leading Astros in a trio of games at Guaranteed Rate Field. It was as close to a major upset as one baseball team could get in a season that has 162 games over six months. But with how the White Sox were playing since […]

  • Like all season, Cubs follow strong offensive performance with loss to Reds Tuesday

    CHICAGO – In two days, the story of an entire season can be told. On Monday, the Cubs looked like the world-beaters they were a year ago in pounding out 17 hits and 15 runs in an entertaining ten-run win over the Reds for the gallery at Wrigley Field. The next night it was the opposite. While Cubs pitching was more than up to the task, the offense wasn’t in stranding ten runners on base over nine innings. They failed […]

  • When will Addison Russell return to the Cubs’ lineup?

    CHICAGO – One of the many things that this year is unlike the Cubs’ 2016 season is the fact that so many players have dealt with injuries throughout the year. Addison Russell has become the latest, finding himself on the 10-day disabled after a left foot sprain. There was hope on August 3rd that it wouldn’t take long for the foot to heal and the shortstop could be quickly back in the lineup. Yet eligible for a Sunday return, it […]

  • Robert Zeglinski wraps up Bears Training Camp in Bourbonnais on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – The most grueling part of the preseason workouts for the Bears have come to an end. Training camp, described as a “Necessary Evil” by linebacker Jerrell Freeman this week, wrapped up the Bourbonnais portion on Monday morning with a light practice. Over the nearly three weeks the Bears were in camp, a few players emerged while a few others slipped. Like every year, there are a multitude of questions left to be answered about the team as they […]