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
  • 2 wounded during separate shootings in Uptown

    There was extra police activity in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood Monday as investigators looked into two separate shootings. Chicago Police say a 23-year-old man was shot in the head and a 19-year-old man suffered a graze wound about 12:15pm Monday in the 4700 block of N Clarendon. The 23-year-old was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition. About 7:20pm, another shooting occurred 4 blocks away in the 1000 block of W Wilson. An 18 year old man was shot in […]

  • Chicagoans enjoy a taste of Summer in October

    Monday could be the warmest Oct. 27 in 74 years, but a cold front will drive temperatures down through the week and Halloween could see highs only in the 40s. The high Monday is expected to be in the middle 70s, about 20 degrees above normal thanks to gusty southern winds. That would be the warmest Oct. 27 since it reached 79 in 1940, according to the Chicago Weather Center. Some areas could see 80 degrees or warmer. Cooler air […]

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    Governor candidates hit Sunday services; Burglary dominates discussions

    The candidates for Illinois governor were back on the campaign trail Monday,  after spending part of the weekend wooing African-American workers. Gov. Pat Quinn stopped in at Coyote, a transportation logistics company in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. His GOP challenger, Bruce Rauner,  is visiting a steel company on the Southeast Side and a microbrewery in south suburban Flossmoor. In what can only be called a distraction in a tight race for governor, a robbery at New Beginnings Church and the […]

  • Judy Baar Topinka aims to reform office of comptroller

    Judy Baar Topinka doesn’t seem to be slowing down after four years as Illinois comptroller. As comptroller, she literally holds the state’s various checkbooks, paying the bills for Illinois, which when she took office, was billions of dollars and months behind.  It still is, to some extent but she says it’s better than it was. “We try and pay these bills and quickly as possible,” she says.”We try and get our not for profits taken care of, our small businesses […]

  • Illinois authorties aiding in search for more victims of Indiana murders

    Cook County sheriff Tom Dart says investigators are searching some areas of Illinois for possible links to the suspected serial killer in Indiana. Sources said on Sunday that the suspect, Darren Vann, told investigators in Hammond that he had crossed the state line to commit murders Sheriff Dart tells says he sent crews to search a number of general locations in southern Cook County earlier today.  He says the focus is in the forest preserves near the border with Lake […]

  • Neighbors say possible serial killer ‘just an average guy’

    Suspected serial killer Darren Vann was charged with murder Monday in connection with the deaths of seven women found in Indiana over the weekend and sources tell WGN the case may go beyond the jurisdiction of Lake County Indiana. 43-year-old Vann has told investigators that there may be dozens of more victims; in Indiana, across the state line into Illinois and as far away as Texas and Mexico. Late Monday night, investigators searched the home on East 50th court on […]

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    3 more bodies found in Gary for a total of 7 victims; Sources say possible serial killer

    Police in Northwest Indiana are investigating a possible serial killer, sources say, after the bodies of seven women were found. Sources say the man in custody is talking and may be responsible for many murders over several years. He’s a 43-year-old man from Gary and a convicted sex offender in Austin, Texas. The Lake County coroner’s office confirms three more bodies have been located in abandoned homes in Gary.   That brings the total to seven female victims found since Saturday […]

  • ‘Feed Our Community Day’ prepares to help feed the hungry

    At North Riverside Commons, the big push to feed the hungry was on for the third year in a row. Jim O’toole is one of the coordinators for ‘feed our community day’, bringing together volunteers from church and school groups, as well girl and boy scouts,  like 5th grader Steven Sanduski who came with him family to help. Packaging these mac and cheese meals to feed six people at a time from northern Illinois. Bill Kanatas is the driving force behind […]

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    South Side standoff ends with one person dead, another in custody

    A six hour standoff ended on Chicago South Side early Wednesday morning with one person in custody, a second person dead and a police captain recovering in the hospital. The captain was shot during a gun battle Tuesday night in the Englewood community. The shooting happened at an apartment building at 72nd and Lowe. The officer was taken to the hospital. Officials confirm he is in serious, but stable condition. The warrant was issued for the arrest of a suspect […]

  • Michelle Obama speaks at rally in Chicago

    First lady Michelle Obama is in Chicago today. Just a day after she appeared in a new campaign ad for Governor Pat Quinn, she joined the governor at a campaign rally at the UIC Pavilion this afternoon.  


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