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.


Recent Articles
  • Speaker Madigan seeks investigation into claims of retaliation against Rep. Cassidy

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has asked for an outside review of whether he or his staff retaliated against a lawmaker for speaking out on sexual harassment. The Chicago Democrat released a letter Tuesday to Legislative Inspector General Julie Porter. It seeks a probe into claims by Chicago Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy that the interference of Madigan allies forced her resignation from a part-time job with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department. WMAQ-TV reported Monday that Cassidy contends […]

  • Lincoln Park Zoo celebrates 150 years of memories, conservation efforts

    CHICAGO — A Chicago treasure opened its gates to kick off a big celebration Sunday, as the Lincoln Park Zoo marked its 150th anniversary. It all began with two swans in 1868, and has evolved into what it is today over 150 years. When Kevin Bell began at the zoo some 40 years ago, it was still evolving from a collection of animals into something more. Bell is now the zoo’s CEO. “When I came to the zoo in 1970s… […]

  • Red Cross gives 400 free smoke detectors to South Side homes

    CHICAGO — Dozens of volunteers installed smoke detectors in Auburn Gresham this weekend to educate Chicagoans about fire safety. Kelly Clark with the American Red Cross said the organization has handed out more than 100,000 smoke detectors across the U.S. since launching its ‘Sound The Alarm’ campaign. The goal Saturday was to install at least 400 devices on the South Side. “While many homes may have detectors already,” Clark said, “some aren’t placed in the right locations or they’re not […]

  • ‘Pine Village massacre’ murderer relocated to Calumet City near school

    CALUMET CITY, Ill. — A man convicted of murder has been moved out of a western suburb after the community voiced concerns over his new address and now lives in the south suburbs. Carl Reimann, 78, was convicted of what is known as the “Pine Village massacre” which killed five people, one of them a juvenile, in a Yorkville restaurant in 1972. After his 20th hearing, Reimann was granted parole on April 26 and moved in with a local family who are very […]

  • Supreme Court lets states legalize sports gambling

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cleared the way on Monday for states to legalize sports betting, striking down a 1992 federal law that had prohibited most states from authorizing sports betting. The 6-3 ruling is a victory for New Jersey and other states who have considered allowing sports gambling as a way to encourage tourism and tax revenue. The NCAA, NFL and NBA had backed the federal prohibition. The court said the federal law violated constitutional principles limiting the federal […]

  • Chicago’s Lakefront Trail separation project to resume, some Uptown residents concerned

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Park District broke ground Monday morning on the next phase of its Lakefront Trail separation project. This next segment will stretch from Montrose to Ardmore. The project creates separate lanes for bikes and pedestrians along the entire 18-mile lakefront trail. Three stretches of the project are complete. The rest will be done this year. Cyclists and pedestrians are being given their own lanes to avoid collisions. Some residents in the city’s Uptown neighborhood are now concerned […]

  • Police march to honor the memory of Cmdr. Paul Bauer, all fallen officers

    CHICAGO —Just across from Soldier Field, the law enforcement community was out in force Sunday for a somber ceremony honoring fallen police officers and the families they left behind. One by one, a roll call was made of the 23 officers who were killed in the line of duty, including CPD Cmdr. Paul Bauer, who was shot and killed while chasing a suspect in the Loop in February. The St. Jude League has organized the march to remember the officers and […]

  • Tanning salon owner facing multiple rape charges found guilty in sexual assault of ex-employee

    CHICAGO — West Loop tanning salon owner Marc Winner was found guilty on two charges of sexual assault Tuesday in connection with the 2009 rape of a former employee. Winner remained silent as the judge issued the verdict around 3 p.m. Tuesday finding him guilty of criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse. He was found not guilty on a charge of criminal sexual assault with kidnapping. He now faces a sentence of four to 15 years, which will be decided […]

  • Thousands join Walk MS to raise over $800K for fighting multiple sclerosis

    CHICAGO —Since 1988, Walk MS has raised more than $1 billion to help those living with multiple sclerosis live better lives and fund research to find a cure. Over 5,000 participants raised more than $800,000 for Sunday’s event at Soldier Field alone. Among them was Natalie Nichols, who was just 22 when she learned she had MS. “They thought I had arthritis, just a really bad migraines, lupus… So many things,” Nichols remembers. It’s a story you hear so many […]

  • ‘Rebuilding Together’ connects low-income Chicagoans with free repairs

    CHICAGO — More than 3,000 volunteers worked in 86 homes across Chicago and suburban Bellwood on Saturday to offer free home repairs to low-income residents. The effort was part of National Rebuilding Day, which has helped repair more than 1,600 homes and 250 nonprofit facilities in the Chicago area since 1991, according to Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago. In Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, 95-year-old Delores Swain got the help she needed to continue living at her home of more than five […]