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
  • Jackson Jr reveals financial debt as he speaks out about divorce

    CHICAGO — Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr appeared in court for a brief hearing on his divorce Tuesday. Jackson revealed a plethora of financial debt he and his estranged wife face. The dueling divorce suits are playing out on a very public stage.  Jackson Jr dealt with both cases Tuesday; first in Washington by phone the other, in person, at the Daley Center in downtown Chicago. In both jurisdictions there will be joint custody and “joint parenting,” he said. The former congressman, […]

  • Wrigleyville prepares for upcoming Cubs season

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs are getting ready for the start of a new season as world champs.  It will be a new experience for all of Wrigleyville and residents met Monday night to talk about the upcoming season. The meeting started with the Cubs talking about their goals for the World Series Champion organization and brought the Commissioners Trophy along. They also discussed the Wrigley Field renovation as well as the new office and hotel that are coming to […]

  • Faith community rallies to help family that lost 2 young kids in tragic fire

    CHICAGO — We often hear that the reach of God’s hand extends beyond the walls of the church, and Saturday it reached Rachel Franklin, whose family was thrust into the spotlight through tragedy two weeks ago. A fire at a home at 66th and South Champlain killed her great-nieces, 2-year-old Samari and 7-month-old Ziya. The girls’ mother, Zakkiya suffered burns and smoke inhalation, as did Zakkiya’s mom. 6-year-old Donald, asleep in a front room, was burned on over 75 percent of his body. “He’s a […]

  • Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to Chicago Public Schools

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Born and raised in Chicago, Chance the Rapper has made a huge investment in the children of his hometown. He announced Monday that he is donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools to support arts and enrichment programming. BREAKING: @chancetherapper donates $1M to CPS arts and enrichment programs "The arts are essential" — Sean Lewis (@seanlewiswgn) March 6, 2017 “I wanted to make this donation to the Chicago Public Schools Foundation to help cultivate Chicago creative minds,” he said at […]

  • Volunteers, celebrities get cold for a cause at the Polar Plunge

    CHICAGO — At North Avenue beach, thousands took part in an annual tradition along Chicago’s lakefront Sunday, diving into the cold waters of Lake Michigan to raise money for Special Olympics Chicago. “We feel very blessed to be a part of this organization and to sponsor this event because we think it’s really important,” said plunger Sarah Ruhl. For years the event has drawn celebrities, and this year former Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher took to the Johnsonville Grill, cooking up food for attendees wanting […]

  • Puppy thrown from a fast-moving car on the mend, and looking for a home

    CHICAGO– Just two weeks ago, a three-month-old puppy named Allie was found with a broken leg after someone tossed her from a fast-moving car in the Humboldt Park area. Luckily, a Good Samaritan saw the dog get injured and took her to PAWS Chicago, which is known for helping the city’s homeless animals find new homes. The people responsible still have not been caught. “I just can’t believe that somebody would do that to a dog,” said Valerie Morraso, Allie’s new foster mom. […]

  • Man steals senior citizen`s car from church

    A senior citzen’s car was stolen from st volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church on Sunday. The church’s security camera captured footage of a man going into the closet and rifling through a coat pocket, taking the keys and then taking off, using the remote fob to find the car in the parking lot. “I couldn’t believe it. This is my home for 40 years. This is church. This is where I feel the safest,” said Irina Prokip. She was […]

  • Fire that killed baby, toddler started by accident, investigators say

    CHICAGO – A fast-moving house fire that killed a baby girl and a toddler on the city’s South Side is being declared an accident by investigators. Firefighters believe the family was using a stove-top and oven to heat the basement apartment of a two-story building in the 6600 block of S. Champlain in West Woodlawn. When a fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, three adults and three children were inside. The three adults made it out, some suffered smoke […]

  • Woman loses more than half her weight after 140-pound mass is removed

    At 71, Mary Clancey’s half the woman she used to be. Her 20-year struggle to lose weight took many directions, from liprozene to hydroxycut, but she said even eating just salads, her weight ballooned to 365 pounds. Doctors finally ordered an MRI when her weight produced a blood clot her leg. But when looked at the image of her stomach, they found something shocking: a huge mass. A cyst in one of her ovaries had grown into a 140-pound stage-one cancer. “I was like […]

  • Free surgeries provide a Fresh Start for kids in need

    CHICAGO — At Comer Children’s Hospital, five young lives are changing for the better this weekend thanks to Fresh Start, a volunteer organization that provides reconstructive surgeries to children in need for free. Normally, patients and their families wouldn’t be able to afford these types of surgeries because they’re deemed elective and a lot of insurance companies won’t cover them. But for the 9th time in nearly three years, the University of Chicago has hosted a weekend helping kids and their families. WGN’s Sean […]