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.


Recent Articles
  • Pregnant mother and child killed in crash near Beecher; 2 other children hospitalized

    BEECHER, Ill. — A woman and child were killed in a crash near Beecher Monday morning. Three others — including two children –were injured. Around 8:30 a.m., 29-year-old Lindsey Schmidt and her three young children were in a Subaru at the intersection of Yates and Corning when their car was hit at high speed by a pickup truck. The driver of the truck was a man in his 20s who was on his way to work when he ran a stop […]

  • Boy found safe after car he was sitting in was stolen

    CICERO, Ill. — A 1-year-old boy was safely reunited with his mother after the car he was sitting in was stolen. The boy was left inside a running Jeep Grand Cherokee in Cicero around 5 p.m. afternoon while his mother ran inside a store to pick up a pizza in the  6000  block of W. Cermak Road. Officers found the Jeep abandoned five blocks away with the boy still inside and unharmed. Police are still looking for the man who […]

  • Questions remain after female inmate dies in Indiana jail

    LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. — An investigation is underway in Indiana after an inmate was found dead inside her cell over the weekend. Andrea Roberts was found unresponsive just after 10 p.m. Saturday at the LaPorte County Jail. A jail supervisor began CPR.  30 minutes later, Roberts was pronounced dead two blocks away at LaPorte Hospital. Roberts had been in jail since June 2nd on outstanding warrants. Those who knew the 35-year-mother say they can’t believe she’s gone. “I would just […]

  • At 160 years old, Holy Family Church is the second-oldest in Chicago

    CHICAGO — For 160 years it’s stood the test of time, and Holy Family Church has grown from a church on the prairie to an urban center of faith on the Near West Side. The church is the second oldest in Chicago and in many ways is a door into the history of Chicago as well, according to historian Ellen Skerrett. Among the treasures on display are 19th century artifacts once used by its founder, Father Arnold Damen. Chicagoans may […]

  • Navy Pier celebrates 101st anniversary as tourist icon continues to evolve

    CHICAGO — Navy Pier is hosting a full day of free activities Saturday to kick off its 101st birthday celebration- and it’s just getting started. Navy Pier began as municipal pier in 1916, was later used a naval training center, and is now one of Chicago’s biggest attractions, drawing millions every year. It was also one of the first homes of festivals that continue to attract people to Chicago today. The celebration began Saturday morning at the new Lake Stage with […]

  • Fatal shooting of 17-year-old in Des Plaines ruled homicide

    GLENVIEW, Ill. — The family of a suburban girl shot and killed over the weekend desperately wants answers about what led to her death. Angelique “Angie” Morris, 17, was a senior at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview. And while her family hopes that this shooting was accidental, the Cook County Sheriff still has this classified as a death investigation. Morris  was shot and killed early Saturday morning inside the Heritage Village Pointe Apartments in unincorporated Cook County near Des Plaines. Her […]

  • Fundraiser serves up pancakes with a side of nature

    SKOKIE — A pancake fundraiser brought hundreds out to dine under the trees and sun to benefit a north suburban nature center Sunday. For eight years now the Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie has played host to the Brush with Nature open-air art exhibition, where community members can watch artists at work while enjoying a pancake breakfast outside. “Nothing’s better than building an appetite and eating pancakes in the woods,” said volunteer Marissa Michaels. Just a whiff away from the […]

  • Refugees celebrate the United States on World Refugee Day

    CHICAGO — Refugees from around the world came together to celebrate the freedoms of their adoptive nation during Chicago’s 15th annual celebration of World Refugee Day Saturday. The mayor’s office was among those showing support for refugees coming into the country – after a long vetting process – during the annual event originally created by the U.N. Othman Alani came to Chicago from Iraq four years ago to find safety from war, and he said the U.S. now feels like his […]

  • Crowds fill Navy Pier for annual fireworks show

      CHICAGO — Chicago’s Navy Pier reached capacity about an hour ahead of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show. Navy Pier tweeted around 8:30 p.m. that all entrances were closed. Chicago police had an increased presence along the lakefront, along with plain clothed officers among the crowd.  

  • Man dies after jumping into lake to help child who fell off boat

    CHICAGO — A man has died after he was pulled from Lake Michigan at the 63rd Street beach in Chicago. Officials say 31-year-old James Hammond was taken to the hospital in “extremely critical” condition after he was located during a helicopter search of the water. Michael David Hammond, James’s brother,  says James jumped in to rescue his 11-year-old nephew who had fallen off the 15 foot boat without a life jacket. Michael says his brother was able to save his […]