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.

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    Police warn Chicagoans about ride-sharing scam

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police issued a warning about a ride-sharing scam on Tuesday. They say in at least two cases, a suspect has stolen another driver’s customer and their credit cards. The latest incident happened Tuesday afternoon in the South Loop. In both cases, the driver told the customer there was a problem with their card, pretended to swipe it, then asked for their pin. He then swapped out their card with another, and withdrew money with the stolen card. Police remind folks […]

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    Woman faces fine for ‘Flying the W’ at Chicago condo building

    CHICAGO — As everyone knows, the Cubs “Fly the W” every time they win. Well, WGN found someone who has to pay fines if she does the same at her condo, and she’s willing to do it even if the Cubs go all the way. Lisa Ward, who lives in a West Loop condo building, received an email Monday. It said her “Flying of the W” off her balcony violates two rules of the Condo owner’s association: Rule 6: Hanging of clothes, […]

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    Coast Guard’s dramatic rescue of windsurfer captured on camera

    EVANSTON, Ill. – A man windsurfing on Lake Michigan Monday afternoon had to be rescued by the Coast Guard after his sail was damaged. The dramatic rescue was captured on the Coast Guard boat’s camera. For about an hour they searched the shore off of Evanston in the choppy 3-5 foot waves and strong winds. The windsurfer’s mast and sail snapped a mile off the shore.  He used a water proof phone to contact the Coast Guard and tried to lead […]

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    Bleacher Preacher heading back to Wrigley thanks to kindness of strangers

    CHICAGO — For decades we’ve known him as the Bleacher Preacher of Wrigley Field, a renowned fan who was known by the likes of Jack Brickhouse and Harry Caray back in the day. He’s been a Cubs fan since he was a kid, and going to games since 1945. “My brother and I used to clean the ballpark to get in with free tickets,” he said. Over the years he and his brother went to lots of games, through the […]

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    Archbishop Cupich to be elevated to Cardinal

    CHICAGO — An ordinary mass became anything but for Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich after he was appointed to the position of Cardinal by Pope Francis Sunday. “You may have heard there was some breaking news here in Chicago overnight: the Cubs won their second game in the playoffs and now lead 2-0,” Cupich joked during his homily. Cupich later explained that as a Cardinal he will be a close advisor to the Pope, and he will be “pleased to be […]

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    Trump vows to ‘never’ drop out as Republicans criticize lewd comments

    Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to “never” drop out of the presidential race as a growing chorus of Republicans urged him to do exactly that after sexually aggressive remarks he made in 2005 surfaced a day earlier. Trump’s defiance came as his own running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, said he was “offended” by Trump’s remarks and canceled plans to represent him at a political event on Saturday. Meanwhile, the third-most powerful Senate Republican, John Thune, a member of Senate […]

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    Kaine and Pence question character of candidates at the top of the ticket during VP debate

    FARMVILLE, Vir. — Tim Kaine and Mike Pence were on the debate stage Tuesday but their clash really centered on two other people: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Kaine, Clinton’s running mate, said that for him and his wife, who have a son deployed overseas as a Marine, “the thought of Donald Trump as commander in chief scares us to death.” He hammered Trump over his temperament, accused him of pursuing an “outrageous lie” over claims President Barack Obama was not […]

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    After Hastert sentence, Illinois pushes for change to child abuse law

    CHICAGO — In an emotional plea, the most outspoken sexual abuse survivor of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Scott Cross, testified to state lawmakers Tuesday, asking that statutes of limitations on sex crimes against children be eliminated. “Since I confronted Hastert in court, the question I’ve gotten the most is ‘How do you feel about his sentence? Was justice delivered?’” Cross said in the hearing, sometimes through a broken voice. “Hastert inflicted unbelievable pain on the lives of those he was […]

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    Woman, 21, shot and killed in front of her young daughter in Roseland

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are searching for suspects in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old woman on the South Side. The shooting happened around 2 p.m. Monday at 106th and South State just as 21-year-old Adrianna Mayes was getting her 14-month-old daughter Kaniyah out of the car. Witnesses say young men were shooting at each other from moving cars on State when a bullet hit Adrianna. Neighbors rushed to help. The baby, Kaniyah, wasn’t injured. A 22-year-old man was hit […]

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    Truck driver tased after leading Indiana authorties on bizzare pursuit

    HAMMOND, Ind. —  The driver of a semi-truck is recovering from being tased after he took police on a chase in Indiana. The pursuit began in Whiting, Indiana and went on for 51 miles. At least two police squads and several other cars were damaged during the pursuit that began in Whiting and went through East Chicago, Calumet City, Lansing and Hammond. The driver is a 44-year-old man from Jacksonville, Florida. Police say when he finally did stop his truck […]