Sean Lewis
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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
  • Crowds march for peace in wake of deadly, violent weekend in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Hundreds marched for peace on Chicago’s West Side Monday night after a holiday weekend marred by violence. The Chicago Police Department put more officers on the street for the long holiday weekend, but it wasn’t enough to stop gun violence that left 10 people dead and more than 50 others injured. The youngest victim was 7-year-old Amari Brown. He was hit the chest shortly before midnight Saturday when returning home from watching fireworks with his family. Amari was standing […]

  • Mayor announces preps for stepped up security over holiday weekend

    CHICAGO – Safety is a main priority for Chicago officials as they prepare for the 4th of July holiday weekend. Holiday celebrations as well as Grateful Dead’s concerts at Soldier Field add to an already busy summer weekend. Last year, the city saw 82 shootings and 14 killings during the long holiday weekend. This year, CPD will bring in everyone on 12 hour shifts, especially during the most violent times; between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Beyond […]

  • Former WVON DJ Lucky Cordell, daughter rescued from house fire

    CHICAGO — A former WVON general manager and disc jockey for WVON was seriously injured in a fire Sunday night. Firefighters rescued Lucky Cordell and his daughter Patricia from their home on 73rd and Euclid Avenue in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. Lucky is 86 and Patricia is 60. His family says he has burns on 30 to 35 percent of his body. His daughter has burns on 50 percent of her body. Both are listed in critical condition at University of Chicago Hospital. The fire originated […]

  • Sublette residents begin recovery and cleanup efforts

    SUBLETTE, Ill. – The small community of Sublette, Illinois is beginning recovery efforts after Monday night’s tornado caused widespread damage in the area – including Woodhaven Lakes camping area. A secondary search of damaged trailers inside Woodhaven Lakes happened earlier today.  So far, there is no word on anyone found. That’s good news. But the damage isn’t minor. For all of it though, the word you heard the most here today is “lucky.” Don Neal who owns property at Woodhaven […]

  • Community of Sublette, including campground, assess damage

    SUBLETTE, Ill. -A search and rescue team has been deployed to help search for people who may be trapped at Woodhaven Lakes campground in Sublette, Illinois. Illinois Task Force 1, a search & rescue team, has been deployed to help search for people who may be trapped at Woodhaven Lakes campground — Bruce Rauner (@GovRauner) June 23, 2015 A reported tornado touched down at a private campground in Sublette, Illinois – about 90 miles west of Chicago. At least five […]

  • Wind damages Sterling mall in Monday storms

    STERLING, Ill. — Severe weather whipped through Sterling, Illinois Monday night. High winds tore the roof off a portion of the mall.

  • Humboldt Park restaurant hit again by vandals

    CHICAGO — In Humboldt Park, where North meets Kedzie, is where Grandma J’s local kitchen has met a decidedly bad egg. Proprietor Layla Malia K opened her small 8 table restaurant three years ago. But It’s the locally grown trouble, most troubling here. Sometime Saturday night, early Sunday morning, a vandal threw a brick right through the front door and walked in. The vandal then stole some money out of the register. It’s change, she thinks, that may be the motivation. […]

  • Ward bike ride brings new path between neighbors

    CHICAGO — Around the city, a new path is being taken. Katie Flores and her 3-year-old Elliott are among the many Saturday in McKinley park, taking to the streets, on two wheels — sometimes three. It’s the 12th year Alderman George Cardenas has hosted the biking event, but for the first time, a new bike lane is in place on 39th Street, part of a plan to expand the way Chicago gets around. Just two weeks ago, the 606 bike path opened […]

  • 1 dead, 8 injured in Loop crash involving CTA bus

    CHICAGO — One person was killed and several others were injured in an accident in downtown Chicago Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened during the evening rush hour and involved an extended CTA bus and five vehicles in the 200 block of N. Michigan Ave. The #148 bus was turning north onto Michigan Ave from eastbound Lake Street when it lost control, jumped the curb and hit a number of pedestrians. It’s still not clear what lead up to this crash, […]

  • Filming of Spike Lee’s controversial new film ‘Chiraq’ underway in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Filming for Spike Lee’s controversial movie “Chiraq” is underway on the North Side of Chicago. Extras, trailers, signs, lights and security – even Spike Lee himself – were seen today as crew filming scenes at the Double Door music club. Filming will continue until 11:00 p.m. A warning went out to Wicker Park residents telling them they may be hearing gunshots – simulated, gunshots. The signs say businesses are still open near Damen and Milwaukee, even if business […]


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