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
  • 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 50 years ago

    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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    Jackie Robinson West wins hangs on to win third game in World Series

    In a nail biter of a game, Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West won their third game in the Little League World Series tonight. The team from the South Side beat a team from Rhode Island 8-7. JRW will play again Tuesday night.    

  • Second rally held in Chicago protesting violence in Ferguson

    The situation in Ferguson sparked a local rally downtown Chicago It was the second rally since Thursday at Daley Plaza. Today’s was organized by the group that says it’s against police brutality. The Chicago Police Dept was on hand. Ferguson may be four hours away from Chicago but it’s only 7 miles from the Illinois state line. Illinois politicians today weighed in on the situation there, especially the confrontations between protestors and police. “They need to understand those are American […]

  • From Hollywood to Chicago, Ice Bucket Challenge big win for ALS awareness

    Across the country it’s Ice Bucket Challenged accepted. From Oprah to actors and athletes to Hollywood heavyweights like Steven Spielberg, the country’s latest viral craze supports a bigger cause; raising awareness and money to fight Lou Gerhig’s Disease, ALS. Since it took off just last month, the ice bucket challenge has raised more than $10 million dollars for the ALS foundation. And Chicago celebs and Illinois politicians are also getting in on the icy action. At Chicago’s Air and Water show […]

  • Chicago couple raises chickens in backyard

    For Steve English and his partner Ryan Steinbach, their extended family extends to their backyard in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood. Four years ago, the couple began the hobby of raising chickens by buying six chicks and a small coop.  The hobby quickly took their imaginations—and their hearts—into new territory. They now boast a flock of 16 hens of varying sizes and colors with a large, elaborate coop.  Friends call it the Taj Mahal of chicken coops, complete with green roofs and […]

  • Williams’s death raises suicide awareness: What can be done to prevent it?

    The death of Robin Williams  is bringing suicide and depression into the nation’s spotlight. Suicide isn’t something reported in the news a lot. It’s very sensitive and very personal, but it’s something many people struggle with every day. The key is to see the signs, and get the help. At Community Counseling Centers of Chicago in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, the team was put into action upon hearing the news of Williams’s suicide. They provide phone calls and counseling for those […]

  • Man, teenage son charged with murder in Romeoville beating death

    A man and a teen have been charged in the beating death of a 55-year-old man in Romeoville. 42-year-old Mark Ballard and his 15-year-old son, have been charged with first degree murder. They are accused in the brutal beating death of 55-year-old Rich Pollack very early Sunday morning outside Pollack’s home in the 400 block of Tallman in Romeoville. Police believe– and the victims sons confirm—the confrontation began several days ago when some items, including a skateboard, were stolen from […]


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