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
  • Chicagoans, police officers mourn loss of Cmdr. Paul Bauer

    CHICAGO — Tuesday was a sad day in the city’s Old Town neighborhood as residents mourned the loss of Commander Paul Bauer, 53, who was fatally shot near the Thompson Center. Cmdr. Bauer was shot while assisting a tactical team  pursuing a fleeing suspect near a state government office building in downtown Chicago. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the officer was shot around 2 p.m. at the Thompson Center at 100 W. Randolph Street. It wasn’t immediately clear if the […]

  • Woman who accused Madigan aide of sexual harassment speaks out

    CHICAGO — A woman is speaking out about her claims of sexual harassment against a former aide for Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan. Kevin Quinn was fired from Madigan’s office on Monday. Alaina Hampton said the political upheaval should have happened a year ago when she first complained about the top aide’s behavior. Hampton said Quinn sent her a series of inappropriate text messages leading up to February of last year. “I managed the unwanted attention for five months. I asked […]

  • Man walks across the U.S. to show what people with Parkinson’s can do

    WILMETTE, Ill. — To prove what Parkinson’s sufferers can do, Bill Bucklew decided to do something most people wouldn’t even try: walk all the way across the U.S. “If I want to raise awareness, that’s a way to raise awareness: to do something with a disability that most people without haven’t done,” Bill said. Bill was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease when he was 43 years old. His own father was also diagnosed three years later. In setting the ambitious goal […]

  • 3 adults, 1 juvenile arrested for driving stolen SUV, police say

    CHICAGO – Police arrested three adults and one juvenile that they suspect were driving a stolen SUV on the Eisenhower Expressway on Tuesday. Police followed the white Range Rover onto the inbound Eisenhower near First Avenue and were able to stop them in rush hour traffic. Police said the Range Rover was carjacked around midnight Monday from a gas station at 43rd Street and Wentworth Avenue on the South Side. Travel times on the Eisenhower skyrocketed while police continued the […]

  • Quick-thinking dispatcher helps lead Evanston officers to distraught woman

    EVANSTON, Ill. — A call for a well-being check and a quick thinking dispatcher lead first responders in Evanston to the aid of a distraught woman. Initially, there was not a lot of information. There was a report of a missing woman threatening to harm herself. They used her cell phone signal to determine her general location but they pinpointed her thanks to a very quick thinking police dispatcher. The dispatcher searched feeds of security cameras and found the woman […]

  • ‘Frasier’ star John Mahoney dead at 77

    John Mahoney, who as the cranky, blue-collar dad in “Frasier” played counterpoint to pompous sons Frasier and Niles, has died. Mahoney was 77. The actor died Sunday in Chicago after a brief hospitalization, Paul Martino, his manager for more than 30 years, said Monday. The cause of death was not immediately provided. In “Frasier,” the hit “Cheers” spinoff that aired from 1993 to 2004, Mahoney played Martin Crane, a disabled ex-policeman who parked himself in a battered old armchair in […]

  • Defenders of human rights honored at Illinois Holocaust Museum

    SKOKIE, Ill. — A new exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum celebrates men and women who stood up for human rights. WGN’s very own Sean Lewis has a preview.  

  • Local man has vision for the Paralympic games

    CHICAGO — At 50, he may be one of the oldest people looking to make Team USA for the summer games in two years, but his vision for his goal is clear. Bob Kim is aiming for the 2020 games in Tokyo as part of the Paralympic judo team. He is legally blind. “I have what’s called cone rod dystrophy, so have no central vision. I tend to see out of the sides or above.” The degenerative disease affects the […]

  • Opportunity fair draws teens to Malcolm X College

    CHICAGO –More than 1000 teenagers and young adults came to Malcolm X College Saturday to learn about life-changing opportunities. It was the third year the Chicago Park District hosted the Teen Opportunity Fair. Saturday was the first of three that will be held through Feb. 10. WGN’s Sean Lewis caught up with some teenagers as they explored their futures.

  • Democratic governor candidates face off at forum

    CHICAGO — The Democratic candidates for Illinois governor have faced off over taxes, accusations of pay-to-play politics and who would be the strongest nominee on the November ballot and to lead the state. The candidates met Tuesday for a rapid-fire forum at WMAQ-TV in Chicago. It was the first televised meeting ahead of the March 20 primary. Businessman Chris Kennedy and state Sen. Daniel Biss went after billionaire J.B. Pritzker, questioning his ties to Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and […]