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
  • Washington, IL Tornadoes; One Year Later

    A year ago, one of the strongest tornadoes on earth leveled sections of Washington, Illinois. WGN-TV Reporter Sean Lewis returns to this area near Peoria to find much new construction, and a community that’s grown closer. On the ground devastated one year ago, a new Washington is being built. “This is where we were, right here.” Andrea Marfell’s family is still rebuilding, just a few weeks now until they’re back in their home. Andrea snapped a cellphone photo of herself […]

  • Today marks 1-year anniversary of deadly Washington tornado

    Monday is the one-year anniversary of deadly tornadoes that hit Illinois. It was a Sunday morning last year when two dozen tornadoes tore through 15 counties around the state, killing eight people and destroying hundreds of homes. An EF4 tornado destroyed nearly 750 homes a year ago, and damaged hundreds of others. The hardest hit town was Washington, a suburb of Peoria about 145 miles southwest of Chicago. It’s been a year of struggle and recovery for the town’s residents, […]

  • Temps go down, Chicagoans bundle up

    On paper the high temperature on Tuesday was  balmy,  61 degrees at Midway and 58 at O’Hare. But that was at midnight before temps went into free-fall. Cold air accompanied by a chilly rain and gusty northwest winds poured into the Chicago. By evening the mercury had tumbled into the lower 30s headed for the middle 20s by Wednesday morning. The early-season cold snap is expected to stick around for more than a week as the city prepares to shiver […]

  • 9 dogs turned in to shelter, victims of ‘backyard breeders’

    Nine Maltese dogs, between the ages of 4 and 8, are now in the care of PAWS Chicago, a no-kill shelter.   They are victims of what’s believed to be a “backyard breeder” in the city. The 5 girls and 4 boys were surrendered to Chicago Animal Care and Control on Monday night before being taken in by PAWS Chicago. All nine dogs were in bad shape, filthy with feces and matted hair.  Most have skin conditions.  Some dogs also suffer […]

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    Nearly 300 tow trucks roll through suburbs for charity

    Nearly 300 tow trucks from all over converged onto Toyota Park in  suburban Bridgeview Sunday for the 7th annual Tow Truck for Tots Parade. The parade stretched nearly 50 miles from Joliet and collected thousands of pounds of toys for kids around Chicago. The parade holds the world record for most tow trucks at 324. This year, there were 281 trucks.   Short of their own record but certainly long on heart.  

  • Ballet Chicago gives more than just lessons

    Since 1997, Ballet Chicago’s production of the nutcracker has become a family favorite. Daniel Duell is founder of the school, and along with his wife have fostered a sense of responsibility for hundreds of young dancers. Ballet Chicago offers free lessons to foster kids.  Dozens of them every year, with many of the kids ending up on stage themselves. Dana Coons has danced alongside those foster kids for years, seeing their self-esteem grow, along with their skills. And hers. The kids […]

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    Joe Maddon agrees to 5-year contract to manage the Cubs

    Joe Maddon was introduced as the Chicago Cubs’ 54th manager at a news conference Monday. Maddon, 60, will receive a five-year contract worth at least $25 million, a source confirmed to the Chicago Tribune. He comes to the North Siders after leading the Tampa Bay Rays to four play-off berths in nine seasons. Maddon is well known for his eccentric motivational stunts, like bringing live penguins into the team clubhouse and hiring bands to play behind players taking batting practice. RELATED: Top 5 […]

  • Thousands compete in Willis Tower stairclimb

    More than 3000 people climbed the stairs of the Willis Tower Sunday morning – all for a good cause. The Climb Up The Willis benefited the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The RIC is where Sen Mark Kirk went after his stroke. Kirk was among those on the stairs Sunday morning.  

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    10,000 winter coats distributed by CHA

    CHA officials handed out 10,000 winter coats to Chicago residents, one day after a snowy Halloween. The line outside the UIC Forum stretched around the block as thousands of families arrived to get the coats. Operation Warm is behind the coats for kids program.  All of the recipients live in buildings operated by the Chicago Housing Authority. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was one of the many here to help lend a hand, calling the giveaway a necessary program for the city’s […]

  • 2 wounded during separate shootings in Uptown

    There was extra police activity in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood Monday as investigators looked into two separate shootings. Chicago Police say a 23-year-old man was shot in the head and a 19-year-old man suffered a graze wound about 12:15pm Monday in the 4700 block of N Clarendon. The 23-year-old was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition. About 7:20pm, another shooting occurred 4 blocks away in the 1000 block of W Wilson. An 18 year old man was shot in […]


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