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
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    Drug-laced candy sends suburban students to hospital

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Thirteen students at Naperville North High School were taken to a local hospital after eating gummy bears believed to be laced with “another substance.” Police said at a news conference Tuesday that students interviewed believed the candy was laced with marijuana, but that has not been confirmed. Authorities said they evaluated 14 students at the school Tuesday morning, 13 known to be associated with the laced candy. The 13 students were transported to Edward Hospital — 11 remain […]

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    Chicago Cubs hike season ticket prices for next season

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs are raising season ticket prices for next season. The Cubs announced today its raising prices by nearly 20 percent next year. The increase will range from 6 percent for upper deck reserved seats to 31 percent for infield club box seats, the Chicago Tribune reports. The team started sending renewal invoices to season ticket holders this week. This is the second year in a row that the Cubs have raised face value of their tickets […]

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    Judge sides with city in Chicago food truck lawsuit

    CHICAGO —  A Cook County circuit court judge has ruled against a Chicago food truck operator in a case involving city rules requiring mobile eateries to do business at least 200 feet from restaurants. Judge Anna Helen Demacopoulos upheld the 200-foot rule Monday along with another rule requiring food trucks to use a city GPS tracking device. Lawyers for Laura Pekarik, who has operated “Cupcakes for Courage” food truck for five years, had argued food truck owners have been hamstrung by […]

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    Motorcycle parade brings presents to kids in need

    CHICAGO —  For it’s 39th year, the Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade brings hundreds, sometimes thousands of bikes, into the city to help the Marine Corps. bring toys, bikes and other gifts to underprivileged kids in the Chicago area. Often the final ride of the season, it’s one that has so much meaning for so many. Sean Lewis has the story.

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    Firefighters deliver a parade of toys for kids in need

    CHICAGO — Chicago firefighters held their 18th-Annual Toy Parade Saturday, collecting and delivering presents that will be in the hands of youngsters on Christmas morning. And the festivities continue when the 39th-annual Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade heads down a long stretch of Western Ave. Sunday. WGN’s Sean Lewis has the story.

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    Bodies of 2 construction workers found in house under construction in Lockport

    LOCKPORT, Ill. — Two people found dead inside a house that was under construction in Lockport, IL Tuesday were construction workers, police said. Their bodies were found inside the townhouse around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday by a project foreman who arrived to early check on the progress of the new “Sagebrook” development. Lockport police are being tight-lipped about their investigation so far. The Major Crimes Unit and Will County are also being brought in on this case. While police won’t confirm, […]

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    Clergy, cops, and a community come together to call for peace

    CHICAGO — Clergy, community organizers, politicians and cops teamed up in South Chicago Tuesday to preach the word of taking back the streets. “If we can chase the bad guys with the lights and sirens we can use them to bring in the good,” said community organizer Edward Stanford. Where police lights and crime tape have become far too common in recent weeks, they came together as part of an event called “Operation: Wake Up!” Over the weekend a mass […]

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    Suspect in Ohio State University attack identified as student

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A director of public safety says a man who drove a car into pedestrians and began stabbing people at Ohio State was a student at the school. Ohio State Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll also identified the now-deceased suspect as Abdul Razak Ali Artan. A U.S. official earlier told The Associated Press that he was born in Somalia and living in the United States as a legal permanent resident. The official wasn’t authorized to publicly […]

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    Parents of OSU students react to attack: ‘your first thought is fear’

    CHICAGO — Even with the OSU attack more than 300 miles from Chicago, it didn’t take Katie Gledhill more than a moment to realize how lucky she was that her daughter Maddy, an OSU student, was safe. “Hearing it from her, hearing that she was safely off campus, that she was unharmed it made it easier to deal with it,” Katie said. Maddy called home right away, and told WGN she was across campus in a lecture hall with unlocked doors and windows […]

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    Hockey league gives players with disabilities a chance to score – and inspire

    VERNON HILLS — A big hockey tournament brought together some of the best talent from Wisconsin to St. Louis this weekend, and while they may not be the next stars of the NHL, they most certainly are winning at life. In the Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey League, players with intellectual disabilities take to the ice to play with the hearts of champions. The league began 17 years ago with just five players, and now 91 players of all ages take part. WGN’s Sean Lewis headed […]