Sean Lewis
  • Follow me on:

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
  • Nearly 600 students out sick in Oak Park

    Nearly 600 students and staff in District 97 were absent Tuesday because of illness. That’s more than 10 percent of the student population in the Oak Park district. Eight elementary and two middle schools make up the small district of 5900 students. When the sick calls came in today, the district sent out an email letting parents know of the unusually high number and that it’ll be monitoring what happens the next 48 hours. It’s the latest concern, following others […]

  • School board votes to remove member after controversial gay remarks

    A large crowd turned up at the Warren Township School Board meeting Tuesday night and many of them were calling for the resignation of one of the members. Two weeks ago, while discussing the search for a new superintendent for Warren township high school, school board member Liz Biondi said though she personally didn’t have problems with gay and lesbian people, she had concerns of hiring gay candidates for superintendent because their personal lives may get in the way of […]

  • chi-ct-bears-saints299-ct0024967162-20141215

    Bears fans’ disappointment, anger grows after another loss

    Bears fans and pundits are not happy with the team. They were embarrassed again last night after the team lost at home to the New Orleans Saints 31-15. Fans are calling for the heads of the quarterback, the head coach, the GM, just about everyone, as WGN’s Sean Lewis found out. RELATED: WATCH: Christmas classics by a ‘Very Angry Bears Fan’

  • Man shot and killed outside West Side library

    A man who was shot outside a West Side Chicago Public Library has died. The 23-year-old man was shot outside the The Richard M. Daley – West Humboldt Park branch at 733 N Kedzie Ave and was taken to the hospital around 2:30 this afternoon. The man died at the hospital. The library will remain closed until further notice, a spokesman said. It’s unclear if the shooting took place inside or outside of the library. Investigators could be seen putting up crime […]

  • Some puppy mill rescues still await adoption

    A month ago, some Maltese dogs were rescued from a puppy mill. Now, some have new homes, but others are still waiting for adoption. The dogs have gotten medical attention for heart murmurs, issues with knees and eyes, and bad teeth over the past month. In the past week, three of the nine have now found their new homes. But six more are waiting. All of them are between the ages of 4 and 8. WGN’s Sean Lewis updates their stories. […]

  • Kids, cops enjoy 6th annual ‘Heroes and Helpers’ in McKinley Park

    Saturday marked the Chicago Police Department’s 6th annual “Heroes and Helpers” holiday shopping event at the Target store in McKinley Park. Police handed out $100 gift cards provided by the store to 10 young children as part of the event. “Heroes and Helpers” aims to provide struggling children and families gifts for the holidays.

  • Elderly man fatally shot by Indiana police after firing shotgun

    Authorities in Lake Station, Indiana continue to investigate a police shooting that resulted in the death of an elderly man Tuesday morning. 84-year-old John Laco was shot by officers in the parking lot of city hall just before 10:30 a.m., moments after Laco is alleged to have fired a single round into the air from a 16 gauge shotgun. Police found him inside his car moments later, with the shotgun barrel sticking out the window. “They ordered the individual to […]

  • Brazen thief caught on camera stealing packages from Lincoln Park doorway

    Chicago police are seeking a suspect who was caught on camera stealing packages from apartment front gates in Lincoln Park. The thief is seen in the video wearing a backpack and a hood in the 2200 block of Bissell, near DePaul’s campus. The suspect takes their time to cut open one of the boxes. In this instance the thief made off with a vanity mirror and a handful of Oprah self-help books. The victims say Amazon is replacing all of […]

  • Santa stays on roof to raise money to save Far South Side school

    Santa Claus usually flies from rooftop to rooftop but he’s planning to stay on the roof of a Chicago Catholic school on the Far South Side. He’s trying to help the school raise enough money to avoid being closed. St. Florian was one of six schools slated to close during the 2014-15 school-year by the Archdiocese of Chicago. Students, staff and the Hegewisch community raised $140,000 to keep the school open this year. But the school needs $56,000 for next […]

  • A special flight to the North Pole

    Many people harbor fantasies about a special flight to a special destination. For United Airlines Flight 2114, the destination is almost unbelievable: the North Pole. Unless you’re of that age that still believes. A fantasy flight takes 36 families who have kids with serious illnesses from Chicago into the air, through the heavens, and lands at the North Pole . . . in just 45 minutes.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 684 other followers