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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
  • Boy reunited with Coast Guard team who rescued him

    A boy saved from Lake Michigan earlier this month was reunited with his rescuers Tuesday in an emotional meeting. The boy, along with other members of his family, were plucked from the water near Peninsula State Park a few weeks ago when a kayaking trip got out of control during a vacation in Wisconsin. 9-year-old Tommy Alter his cousin and aunt were swept 10 miles from the shore and were lost for 17 hours near Green Bay, Wisconsin. The kayak rental […]

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    New chief of police named in Gary

    A 15 year veteran of the Gary Police Department has been tapped to take over the department. Larry McKinley will immediately step in as chief, filling the vacancy after the sudden resignation of former chief Wade Ingram. Ingram’s resignation comes on the heels of several high profile murders, including an on-duty police officer and an overall spike in homicides in the past 60 days. The latest homicide occurred Monday morning. 41 year old Antonio Tolbert was shot and killed at […]

  • Fallen Chicago officers honored at annual Ride to Remember

    The 10th annual Ride to Remember was held in Chicago Sunday morning. The event honors those who died serving as Chicago police officers and raises money for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. Motorcyclists ride from the West Side to the South Side, up Lake Shore Drive to the police memorial near Soldier Field. Sunday’s ride raised $200,000 dollars.

  • New community center to hone athletic talent breaks ground

    At 104th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, the empty paved, overgrown lot stands as a symbol of a brighter past on Chicago’s far South Side. A symbolic ground breaking Saturday served as a symbol for the future of the Pullman Community Center. “This is not piddly diddly, this is really big,” said Gov. Pat Quinn, one of the many at the site celebrating the start of the center. The $15 million 138,000-square-foot facility focuses talent — both in athletics and otherwise […]

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    Crews find body in search for missing teen swimmer

    Crews searching for a teen who disappeared while swimming in a suburban lake found a body in the water Monday night. Emergency crews were first called to Third Lake in the far northern suburb of Grayslake around 4 p.m. Monday. Though the lake county coroner will make the official identification soon, friends tell WGN the victim is Matthew Reed, an incoming junior at Grayslake Central High School, who was active in sports. Friends say Matt and a group of friends […]

  • Aldermen call for possible red light ticket refunds

    Could people unfairly ticketed by red light cameras get refunds? Some aldermen are calling on the inspector general to look into the tickets issued by the cameras and possibly issue refunds. It’s an issue that came before Mayor Emanuel took office, but the number of cameras – red light and speed – have gone up. Alderman Scott Waguespack is one of just a scant few on city council, openly critical of the cameras. He’s calling on the city’s inspector general […]

  • First female mail jumper celebrates history with new book

    During these days when most communicate by e-mail, it could be considered a rare sight to see someone delivering letters by hand – especially if that person is on a boat. But that’s how residents on Geneva Lake in Lake Geneva get their mail. Elaine Kanelos was the first girl to make the jump off the mail boat. Before 1974 and Elaine, it was boys only delivering the mail. It was a tradition going back to the early 1900s. Elaine […]

  • Thousands run with bulls in annual event

    At Hawthorne Race Track, we found the beaten path and the thousands of rain-soaked daredevils. It’s the second year for the Great Bull Run, a travelling festival in six U.S. cities modeled after the one made famous in Pamplona, Spain, with a thoroughly American sensibility. “You realize you’re tempting fate by that thing being on your back,” participant Matt Tiggelaar of Mokena said. But that was the reason he ran. “It wouldn’t be fun otherwise. Had a good run.” Is […]

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    18-year-old woman wounded in shooting in East Chatham

    Chicago police are looking for the suspect in the shooting of an 18-year-old woman this afternoon. Chantal Hammontree, a recent high school graduate grazed in the head while riding in a van a block from her home near 83rd and Ellis. Hammontree is recovering in serious condition at Mt Sinai Hospital. Family members say she is alert and remembers what happened and may know the men responsible for the shooting. Witnesses say two young men are responsible. Police  have not […]

  • Skydiver injured after crash landing into trees

    A skydiver is in critical condition after an accident in Marseilles, IL, 65 miles southwest of Chicago, Monday afternoon. Curt Kmiecek and experienced skydiver from Lockport, was with a group of others this afternoon for the dive. Once they jumped, they noticed him spiraling downward, which is not normal for this skydiver. They knew something was wrong. Kmiecek landed hard, in the trees about a mile and a half away from the nearest paved road along the Fox River. Kmiecek […]