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
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    Nik Wallenda to walk tightrope over the Chicago River

    Daredevil Nik Wallenda is bringing his next stunt to Chicago. He’s planning to walk more than 50 floors above and across the Chicago River, between Marina City’s west tower to the Leo Burnett Building — at night, without a net or harness — on November 2nd. This is the same guy who walked across the Grand Canyon last year on live TV.  He’s also crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope. “This is going to be the most incredible tightrope walk of […]

  • ‘He’s our hero:’ Funeral held for first Merrillville cop killed in department’s history

    For the first time in its history, Merrillville, Indiana’s Police Department laid to rest one of their own—killed in the line of duty. Nickolaus Schultz, 24, was fatally shot in the head while responding to a call on September 5th at a Merrillville apartment complex. Schultz died from his wounds two days later at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. The gunman, according to investigators, lay in wait—wearing police-style body armor– for responding officers to arrive. After shooting Officer Schultz […]

  • Cardinal George asks church to begin process of choosing his successor

    Cardinal George meets with fired gay music director

    Francis Cardinal George met with the music director of a suburban church who was fired for declaring his intention to marry his gay partner. Colin Collette was fired as music director of Holy Family Church in Inverness last month, when the pastor at the church was told that Colette, who worked at the church for the past 18 years, got engaged to his long time male partner. Colette says he never hid his sexuality from the church and didn’t expect […]

  • Francis Cardinal George in good spirits, appears in public after new cancer treatment

    Francis Cardinal George made his first public appearance Monday since starting a new experimental cancer treatment three weeks ago. The cardinal is one of a few hundred in the clinical trial designed to aid the immune system in fighting the cancer cells. He hopes to hear good news in order to go to Spain and Rome in November. “I hope to talk to the Pope sometime during that period,” he told WGN at a blessing ceremony on the South Side. […]

  • Father Pfleger rallys against guns in Riverdale

    The intersection of the First and Second Amendments Saturday fell in South Suburban Riverdale. Activists, both for and against gun control, converged outside Chuck’s Gun Shop along South Indiana Avenue. Father Michael Pfleger, of Saint Sabina Church in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, members of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, as well as family members of those lost to gun violence came to demonstrate outside the gun store, calling it a “Bad Apple” among gun shops. Members of the Illinois […]

  • First Day of School for thousands of CPS students

    More than 400,000 Chicago Public School students went back to class today. Leaders from the city and CPS did their best to shine a positive light on the first day of school. Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted the importance of attendance while greeting students on Chicago’s West Side. “The biggest thing is when people see the test scores and achievement that’s going on educationally here,” he said. But at Dyett High School on the South Side, there was a decidedly different […]

  • 4 shot, 1 fatally, in separate shootings in Rogers Park

    Four people were shot, one fatally, in two separate shootings in the Roger Park neighborhood Sunday. Around 5 p.m. near the Morse Ave Red Line stop a 29-year-old man in a wheelchair was grazed in the head by a bullet. The 28-year-old woman with him was shot in the chest. Both were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.  Police say gangs are suspected in the shooting and the two victims are innocent. About a mile away, near […]

  • Local vet gets hero’s sendoff as he travels to see battleship he fought on in WWII

    One of two remaining WWII vets who fought on the USS Missouri is headed to Hawaii to see the very battleship he stood upon over half a century ago. 89-year-old Ed Ogonowski, a retired Chicago police officer, spent four years aboard the ship as a gunner’s mate during WWII. He saw the bomb dropped on Hiroshima It’s that history that sparked the tribute from American Airlines who offered to fly Ed to Pearl Harbor to commemorate the 69th anniversary of […]

  • Jackie Robinson West Honored at Rainbow/PUSH

    At Rainbow PUSH  it was breakfast on the menu, and the boys of Jackie Robinson West on display. Darion radcliff was just one of the us little league champs, still basking in the glow of their title; “I thought we would come home, everybody could congratulate you.  I didn’t know it was going to be like this.  You have people supporting us from all over chicago.” Marquis Jackson had similar feelings, “It made me feel good. Like we brought the […]

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    Jackie Robinson West wins again, continues to advance in World Series

    Chicago’s Little League heroes continue their winning streak. Jackie Robinson West won 6-1 over a team from Texas Tuesday night to advance in the Little League World Series. JRW plays again Thursday. Mayor Emanule released a statement Tuesday night saying, ”The courage to persevere and the hard work displayed by Jackie Robinson West and Coach Darold Butler tonight and throughout this Series exemplifies the very best of what we hope from and for our children. In every neighborhood across Chicago […]


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