Sean Lewis

Award-winning journalist, Sean Lewis, is an anchor of WGN Saturday Morning News and WGN Sunday Morning News, with the expansion of weekend news in September 2016. Prior to that, Sean filed reports for WGN News at Five and WGN News Nine during the week. He joined CLTV in March 2007 and WGN-TV in June 2008.

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

Sean is a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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.

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    Volunteers dive into Lake Michigan 24 times in 24 hours

    EVANSTON — Even with the winter warmup, Lake Michigan’s waters aren’t exactly tropical, but that didn’t stop 60 hearty souls from taking the Super Plunge and diving into the icy water 24 times in 24 hours. Camping out in a colorful tent on Clark Street Beach, the volunteers raised $200,000 Saturday for Special Olympics Illinois. Some of them even donned colorful costumes before diving in. WGN’s Sean Lewis has the latest on this heartwarming but cold event.

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    CPS sues state, claims funding violates students’ rights

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s schools are suing Illinois’ governor and other state officials over how the state funds schools, claiming it violates the civil rights of the predominantly-minority student population in the nation’s third-largest school district. Tuesday’s lawsuit was filed in Cook County on behalf of black and Hispanic families. It seeks to have a judge declare the formula unlawful. Chicago Public Schools officials say Illinois has separate and unequal funding systems leaving Chicago schools with less money per student when […]

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    Amber Alert issued for missing 15-year-old girl in Gary

    GARY, Ind. — An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing teen in Indiana after her mother was found dead. Police in Gary, Indiana are urgently on the lookout for 15-year-old Chastinea Reeves, and they believe the girl may be in extreme danger. Her 34-year-old mother was the victim of a homicide early Monday morning, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. Gary police say they found a 34-year-old woman dead in the Oak Knoll Renaissance Apartments, which is where Chastinea lived […]

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    Fire guts South Side youth homeless shelter

    CHICAGO – An Englewood shelter for homeless youth was gutted in a fire last month. Anne Holcomb helps run the shelter and says it’s unknown what started the fire. “That’s part of the struggle that we are in right now,” she told WGN News.  “The fire marshal wasn’t able to determine the cause of the fire and the facility had been closed for several hours when the fire broke out.” The shelter opened nearly a year and a half ago […]

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    Chocolate makers spread the love ahead of Valentine’s Day

    CHICAGO — At this year’s Chocolate Weekend at the Morton Arboretum, 17 area vendors came to showcase their sweet wares to the masses. From pastries to chocolate soap, it’s a favorite stop to satiate a sweet tooth. WGN’s Sean Lewis has a taste of what was on display.

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    Chicago Auto Show revs up at McCormick Place

    CHICAGO — From muscle cars to eco-friendly, this year’s Chicago Auto Show does not disappoint car fans. WGN’s Sean Lewis has a preview of the show, where there’s an eyeful of fun around every turn.

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    Urban archeologist rescues Chicago history from the wrecking ball

    CHICAGO — When you’re racing against time, you can’t take a break. Chicago’s Eric Nordstrom has experienced that frustration as he rushes to document Chicago’s archaeological history. The founder of Urban Remains is often trying to outrun a building’s date with a wrecking crew. Winter is generally considered a slower time for Nordstrom, but we spent a cold day in December with him, and he was VERY busy. Sean Lewis reports about what happened.

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    Group runs 50 miles through Chicago to raise money Englewood safe house

    CHICAGO — A group called I Grow Chicago took to the pavements to raise money for a safe house in one of Chicago’s most troubled neighborhoods. Sean Lewis has the full story.

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    Community rallies around dog found neglected and badly injured

    CHICAGO — CPD officers found Reo tied up to a fence in West Garfield Park, badly injured and badly matted. His new caretakers believe he was mauled by another dog. His eye is fractured, and he’s missing one back foot. But even though they say he he can’t see or hear anything, he’s quickly learning how to love. WGN’s Sean Lewis has the story. A coalition of 8 rescues called the Chicagoland Rescue Intervention Support Program is now taking care of […]

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    A list of everything the Trump administration did in its first 72 hours

    For more stories about President Trump’s actions during his first 100 days in office, click here. WASHINGTON — Much of President Donald Trump’s first weekend in the White House was driven by criticism from Trump and press secretary Sean Spicer of media coverage over the size of his inauguration crowd. But the new administration is also driving policy changes that will have far more long-term significance. Here’s a list of the Trump administration’s actions in its first 72 hours: Taken over […]