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.


Recent Articles
  • Family seeks answers in man’s mysterious bike crash

    CHICAGO — A sister is searching for answers after her brother was in a mysterious bicycle accident and ended up in the hospital. 20-year-old Josh Rodriguez was riding his bike around 1:30 p.m. Monday.  He was going East in the bike line of the 4100 block of W Diversey when he was suddenly thrown onto the pavement. Witnesses contacted police. The police say Josh fell, but his sister, Cynthia Jimenez, wants to know more.  Her brother’s wallet is missing. She […]

  • Dads share what Father’s Day means to them

    OAK BROOK — Across the Chicago area, the sun, sons and daughters warmed dad’s big day on Sunday. In Dolton, one of the many Real Men Cook events drew hundreds of fathers, their partners and the kids. Downtown at Carnivale, a massive show of love for dad, coming in the form of a big brunch. And in Oak Brook, more than 500 came out for the second year of a big celebration. WGN’s Sean Lewis has the story of a […]

  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s newly-restored Unity Temple reopens its doors

    OAK PARK — The first day of a new life for the centuries-old Unity Temple arrived Saturday after a four-year, $25 million effort restored and modernized the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece. “Unity Temple was frank lloyd wright’s first major building and arguably, his most revolutionary,” said Rev. Alan Taylor. The temple’s Unitarian Universalist congregation took on the restoration effort of the national landmark, eventually relocating for two years during the construction. Modern amenities like air conditioning were added while key […]

  • 2 stabbed at North Ave beach

    CHICAGO – Two men were stabbed at Chicago’s North Ave Beach Tuesday evening. Official say a 25-year-old man and a 35-year-old man were stabbed around 6 p.m. The victims were taken to the hospital.  The 25-year-old is in critical condition.  The 35-year-old is stable. The circumstances surrounding the stabbing are not yet known. Two stabbed at North Ave. beach during fight just after 6pm. But business as usual except for crime tape. @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/ksRyzKDkAC — Meghan Dwyer (@MeghanAnnDwyer) June 14, […]

  • Dogs and humans run to fetch over $300,000 for no-kill animal shelter

    CHICAGO — Now in its 17th year, the PAWS Chicago 5K brought in 3000 humans and about 1,100 dogs to try and raise more than $300,000 for the no-kill shelter Sunday. “We are expanding our medical center this year so we are raising funds for that to help us save more sick and injured animals,” explained Sarah McDonald, PAWS Chicago. It was the first fundraiser the organization ever held, and the tradition continues today. McDonald said the organization saves over […]

  • Students from under-resourced schools learn the language of computers

    CHICAGO — The same grants that’ve gone to colleges like Harvard, Brown and University of Chicago are also finding traction at a state school for CPS students as Google grant money goes towards fostering the next generation of tech minds across the country. On the campus of Northeastern Illinois University, high school students are being given the tools to teach and to learn the first steps of language for computers. During the six-week, weekend course students from Roosevelt High School and […]

  • Fast-acting landlord thwarts thwarts break-in, man arrested

    CHICAGO — A Sauk Village man is in police custody thanks to a very responsive landlord who was looking out for his tenants on Chicago’s North Side. The attempted break-in happened around 10 p.m. Monday in the city’s Bucktown neighborhood. At least two men were attempting to break in to the apartment building that is owned by Richard Wallace near Moffat and Hoyne. A man is seen on security video ringing the door bells.  When no one answered, he texted […]

  • NEIU to layoff significant number of employees

    CHICAGO — Over 100  employees at Northeastern Illinois University will be out of a job in the next six weeks because the school is trying to close a nearly 11 million dollar budget shortfall. NEIU serves a growing minority population whose students are often first generation American and first in their families to go to college. It’s a limit NEIU’s interim president saw coming all the way from Springfield.  Announcing the public university, on Chicago’s Northwest Side, would be forced […]

  • Firefighters battle blaze at Old Joliet Prison featured in ‘Blues Brothers’

    JOLIET — Firefighters battled a blaze at the Old Joliet Prison, which is unoccupied but has been featured in television shows and the iconic movie “The Blues Brothers.” By and large, this fire was out as of 10 p.m. Monday, but police and fire departments remained on the scene to keep their eyes on any hot spots. Video captured by the Joliet Fire Department shows them fighting a blaze in the northeast corner of the prison complex. The smoke was […]

  • Generations pay their respects to fallen soldiers at Lincoln National Cemetery

    ELWOOD, Ill. — On the national day of remembrance, hundreds of people from several generations came to a remote place of rest outside Joliet to give thanks to those who served the United States. John Hightower Sr. died six years ago, after previously serving in the army during World War II. His family came to pay their respects on what would have been his 92nd birthday. “This is my first time coming to his grave,” said John Hightower Jr. Behind every headstone is another life, […]