Sean Lewis

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 WGN News 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. 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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    Donald Trump says ‘I am your voice;’ accepts GOP nomination

    CLEVELAND — Donald Trump conjured a dire picture Thursday of an America sliding deeper into poverty, violence and corruption and declared himself the only person who could avert disaster. Accepting the Republican nomination in Cleveland, the billionaire twice pledged to be a “voice” for working Americans, restore law and order and to confound elites and doubters by winning the White House in November. “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it,” Trump said. […]

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    Cruz booed at RNC, does not endorse Trump

    CLEVELAND — Ted Cruz sensationally withheld an endorsement of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, earning a chorus of boos from the floor before he was upstaged by a power play by the GOP nominee himself. In a dramatic development, as Cruz wrapped up his speech, Trump suddenly appeared in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, walking to join his family in a VIP area, in a gesture that transmitted clear anger at the Texas senator’s behavior. […]

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    Who are the people in the neighborhood… of the RNC?

    CLEVELAND — All week long, the Republican National Convention has taken over Cleveland. The city is a mix of politicians, the media and folks making their opinions heard. WGN’s Sean Lewis shows us the colorful scene outside of the convention.  

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    Melania Trump’s speechwriter offers resignation in plagiarism incident

    A Trump organization staffer identified herself as the person responsible for plagiarism in Melania’s Trump convention speech and offered her resignation Wednesday. Meredith McIver apologized in a statement sent out by the campaign and said the Trumps did not accept her resignation. McIver explained that she included the passages from Obama’s speech after listening to Melania Trump read passages from the 2008 speech over the phone. “Over the phone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama’s speech as examples. […]

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    Republican National Convention: What to expect on Day 2

    CLEVELAND — There’s a major piece of business that Republicans will address Tuesday: Officially nominating Trump for president and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for vice president. The nomination — after the day’s program kicks off at 5:30 p.m. ET — takes place on a day otherwise focused on the economy. Perhaps capturing the most attention from political insiders will be House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Endangered Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, one of the few Republicans […]

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    Chicago-area Congressman Peter Roskam: ‘Time is Donald Trump’s friend’

    CLEVELAND — Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam, who represents constituents  the western suburbs, addressed the Illinois delegation at the Republican National Convention breakfast on Tuesday. Prior to his speech, he spoke to WGN’s Sean Lewis about his views on the anti-Trump Republican delegates and the delegates still considering supporting Trump. “I do think time is Donald Trump’s friend,” Roskam said. “I think people are saying alright I’m ready to hear this guy out, see what he has got to say with the […]

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    Campaign denies Melania Trump’s speech plagiarizes parts of Michelle Obama’s

    CLEVELAND — The Donald Trump campaign denied on Tuesday allegations that Melania Trump plagiarized a Michelle Obama speech on the first night of the Republican National Convention, calling the accusation “just really absurd.” “To think that she would do something like that knowing how scrutinized her speech was going to be last night is just really absurd,” Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day.” At least one passage in Melania Trump’s speech Monday night at […]

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    Everything you need to know about the 2016 Republican National Convention

    CLEVELAND  — Donald Trump is set to take over the Quicken Loans Arena. For the next four days, Trump and his allies will bash Hillary Clinton, tout his plans to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall and beef up the U.S. military, and try to bring the country together. He’ll be surrounded by the typical cadre of politicians — including several of his 2016 primary rivals. But he’s also invited several wealthy, business-leader friends, and his four grown children will have […]

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    Cleveland ready for Republican National Convention

    CLEVELAND — With a day left before the official start of the Republican National Convention, security in downtown Cleveland appears ready for the thousands of political delegates and news media heading to the city. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic began thickening Saturday on the city’s main thoroughfares, and traversing downtown has become a challenge. Barricades staffed by Ohio National Guard members are blocking or restricting a number of streets surrounding police headquarters and the Cleveland Convention Center. The hardened security perimeter […]

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    Man arrested in protest released on bond

    CHICAGO — A local activist accused of hitting and trying to disarm a Chicago Police officer during a “Black Lives Matter” protest was released from jail on bond Tuesday night. Ja’Mal Green was released on  $350,000 bond. His family claimed the bail amount was excessive, and is an attempt to silence protests. They also claim prosecutors have falsified reports. But, prosecutors say a Tribune photo shows Green striking the officer. There has been no  explanation from supporters however on a controversial Facebook post which Green reportedly posted and then took down in the aftermath of the massacre of five Dallas police officers, which read, “I admire the person who did this the post reads […]