Sean Lewis
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Award-winning journalist Sean Lewis joined CLTV in March 2007 and WGN-TV in June 2008. Currently, he anchors WGN Weekend Morning News and files reports for WGN News at Five and Nine during the week.

Sean came back home to Chicagoland after more than two years as weekend anchor at WWBT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. Sean grew up watching Chicago news but has lived and worked throughout the Midwest.

His first job was in the chilly city of Fargo, North Dakota where he served as reporter. His moves also included reporter in Madison, Wisconsin and morning anchor in Rockford, IL.

In Rockford, Sean served on the board of AIDS Care Network and was named “Best Newswriter” by the Illinois Associated Press. In 2009, the Associated Press recognized Sean again for his special report on the student journalists who were the first on the scene of the NIU Shootings. Sean is a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Recent Articles
  • Dashcam captures shooting on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for suspects in a shooting on Chicago’s Northwest Side that was caught on a dashboard camera. The shooting took place on Saturday afternoon around 3 p.m. near Kenneth and Gunnison in Albany Park. No one was injured in the shooting but the video was posted on YouTube and has more than 12,000 views. It is unclear why the dashcam was rolling at the moment of the shooting.

  • Thousands come out for annual Bike the Drive fundraiser

    Chicago — The drive Sunday morning was so much quieter than normal. Thousands came out for the annual Bike the Drive event, raising money for the Active Transportation Alliance. “When people get a chance to do this it’s always a big plus for the bikers,” said Mike McNeil, who did the full course from 57th Street north to Hollywood, 30 miles round-trip on one of the most iconic parkways in the country. The freedom to move came on a weekend when […]

  • Green City Market enjoys ‘perfect’ Saturday

    CHICAGO — Through the crowds at Green City Market, it was the blue above catching the attention of so many. A very grateful Colleen Flannigan picked out her flowers to plant, on this warm holiday weekend. “It’s a huge project today but it’s a beautiful day to do it,” Flannigan said. “Perfect day to do it.” Finally, perfect, after nearly a month of being open, Green City Market enjoyed nature’s bounty Saturday from the sky down. WGN’s Sean Lewis reports.

  • Group rallies to try and keep suburban school open

    VILLA PARK, Ill. —   Parents and community members in suburban Villa Park rallied tonight in their effort to keep a parochial grade school open. A small group of parents and students – past and present – gathered outside St Alexander’s School tonight. The rally was to show school board members inside there is a willingness to keep the doors open on a school, which is now in its 89th year. Six years ago, St. Alexander’s was in danger of closing […]

  • This graphic from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows an airbag expanding, shooting shrapnel toward the driver.

    Takata announces largest auto recall ever: Faulty air bags could explode

    ​ DETROIT (AP) —Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 34 million air bags defective. The move will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history. The chemical that inflates the air bag can explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal inflator and sending shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The air bags are responsible for six deaths worldwide and more than 100 […]

  • Violent weekend leaves nearly 50 injured in shootings

    CHICAGO —    At least 49 people have been shot in Chicago during the weekend. Two people have died in the violence, including  one man who was killed in a shooting near 78th and South Shore Drive early this morning. An 81-year-old Iola Buresswas among those wounded Friday night. Iola, a great-grandmother, escaped serious injury as did her 34-year-old grandson Sylvester who was visiting from Michigan for a family funeral. Iola’s daughter, Sylvester’s mother, Mary still can’t get over the […]

  • Oak Park Temple travels back in time with decades-old capsule

    CHICAGO — For nearly 60 years Oak Park Temple has stood the test of time along Harlem Avenue, the cornerstone of a vibrant Jewish community. On Saturday that cornerstone was briefly moved for a trip back in time. The trip began in 1956, at the dedication of the new building. Members then took a metal box filled with mementos and sealed it away inside the wall. On Sunday the modern members here, many of them children whose parents weren’t even around […]

  • Hot Doug’s returns … for a day

    CHICAGO — Outside Paulina Meat Market, the line was eerily familiar to some – especially when you cross the street, and hear a familiar voice. More than seven months since he closed up his popular restaurant came a one-day event reuniting the sultan of Chicago sausage, Hot Doug himself, with those who made him famous. The sausages were a sampling of his all-time hits, all of them made by Paulina Meat Market on this special day. For those who came, […]

  • Rock climbing wall opens at Maggie Daley Park

    CHICAGO– At Maggie Daley park– it’s a climb unlike anything you’ve seen before. A challenge in the heart of downtown that’s not for the faint of heart. We caught up with Jonny Nelson and his buddy Sean Bradley as they took in the first day for the rock climbing walls, the largest in the world, if you’re counting the 19,000 square feet. Sean Bradley: “This is one of the big ones this is the real deal we don’t get this unless […]

  • Parks in running for Obama library weigh impact on neighborhoods

    CHICAGO — Chicago will be home to the Obama library; that announcement is expected tomorrow. What we don’t know is exactly where. Some wonder what impact it will have on the surrounding neighborhoods, good and bad. Impact is the big word: What will the presidential library mean for those who are already here and those who will likely come once it’s built. For now, it’s a tale of two parks: Jackson, in Woodlawn, and Washington Park. Both sites flank the […]


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