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
  • Budget cuts to impact homeless youth

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill.– The budget cuts– more than a billion dollars are the talk.  Painful as it is. In Springfield, Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago: “We’re in a crisis in Illinois. Yes there is pain in the 2.25 across the board cuts but that pain is mitigated in that most of the funding is not coming from the vulnerable, fragile, people who depend on us to make it in this world.” Barbara Flynn Currie is a Chicago democrat, not the type […]

  • Suspect in fatal hospital stabbing appears in court

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — With a translator at his side, Javier Bahena said nothing in court Monday afternoon. The 43-year-old is in the United States illegally. Deported in 1999 after two domestic battery convictions also involving the victim in Kane County, he returned in 2010 and came to the Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove village Sunday afternoon to see his estranged wife, Francisca Quintero. “The defendant believed that the victim was having an affair,” said Maria McCarthy, assistant Cook […]

  • Searching for a flood of new ideas on Chicago’s riverfronts

    CHICAGO — For a place that likes to color its river once a year, a new permanent plan is making waves. Over the next year, Josh Ellis has a new mission: a master plan for the 100 miles of Chicago’s riverfronts: the Chicago, Calumet and Des Plaines. Just a few days ago, a new website went online looking for a flood of ideas on what will become a slow moving river plan by next summer. The key for Chicago is […]

  • Chicago history, and the lives of things

    CHICAGO — We think we know a lot about Chicago — until we realize how much we might have forgotten. A new exhibit opened Saturday at the Chicago History Museum that put a new look on some old objects. It’s a look back on everything “things”: telephone booths, glasses, tables — all of them with a story to tell. The exhibit is appropriately called “The Secret Lives of Objects.” It features many stories, helped along by vignettes done by manual […]

  • Rep. Aaron Schock announces resignation amid questionable spending

    WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois says he’s resigning his House seat amid questions about his spending. In a statement on Tuesday, Schock said he would step down effective March 31. Schock, a four-term lawmaker, said he was taking the step with a “heavy heart.” He said that questions about irregularities in his campaign finance and congressional spending accounts over the past six weeks have proven to be a “great distraction” and have made it too difficult for […]

  • Aaron Schock: A timeline of controversy

    WASHINGTON — In 2011 Men’s Fitness dubbed him the “Ripped Representative,” showing political muscle on their cover. Four years later he’s a representative, resigned. For years Rep. Aaron Schock dodged rumors over his personal life — and questions of ethics. Here’s a look back at a timeline of events surrounding Schock, leading up to his Tuesday resignation. In 2013 the Office of Congressional Ethics said there was substantial reason to believe he violated federal law in seeking certain types of […]

  • Emanuel, Garcia go head-to-head in Chicago mayor debate

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going hard after re-election challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia’s record and platform in the first head-to-head televised debate before next month’s runoff election. The tone of Monday’s televised debate was snappy with the former White House chief of staff questioning Garcia’s budget proposal and its call for spending audits. Emanuel says he offers specifics, while Garcia wants to study the issues. But Garcia says Emanuel only focuses on improving downtown, not […]

  • ‘Pnuemonia front’ to blow today’s warm weather out tonight

    CHICAGO — Chicagoans got a taste of late Spring today.  Temperature hit 70 degrees in some parts of the area, including an official reading at O’Hare airport. People were outside in shorts, shedding jackets and soaking up the warm weather while they can, because Tuesday will be a different story. WGN’s Tom Skilling says a “pneumonia front” will move in late Monday night, bring with it a drop in temps and high winds. The temperature is expected to drop 20 […]

  • Metra train derails on Chicago’s Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — Officials are investigating what lead to a Metra train derailed Monday afternoon on Chicago’s Northwest Side. The derailment was made even worse for two reasons.  First, it happened just before the evening rush. Second, it happened at a switching area that services three different Metra lines. Crews worked into the night to remove the derailed train from the tracks near Wabansia and Hamlin. The derailment happened just after 3 p.m. where the Milwaukee North and Milwaukee West tracks split. […]

  • Harley Davidson store rolls to Mag Mile

    CHICAGO – On the Mag Mile, it’s the iconic brand, also known for its iconic sound. Up the elevator and through the doors, to the new Harley Davidson store. And the new spot has a lot: Kids stuff, baby stuff, and grown-up stuff; signs, sweatshirts, watches, purses – and a lot of t-shirts. You can buy Just about everything Harley — except for the bikes themselves.


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