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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
  • Fans gather at Wrigley to say good-bye to ‘Mr. Cub’

    CHICAGO — Hundreds of fans gathered outside of Wrigley Field to pay their final respects to Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks. A memorial service was held for Banks’ at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Following the service, a procession took “Mr. Cub” past his statue at Daley Plaza downtown and Wrigley Field’s famed marquee. As the memorial procession rolled passed the iconic Wrigley marquee, the crowd of fans cheered, and stretched up their hands to snap a photo […]

  • Case of measles reported in suburban Cook County

    CHICAGO — The national measles outbreak is starting to appear in illinois, and Cook County now has its first case of 2015. The patient became ill in mid-January, and test results came back positive for measles. Before being diagnosed, the person may have exposed others while at three separate locations: First, Anyone at Northwest Community Hospital emergency room in Arlington Heights on Jan. 14 Customers at the Supermercado Guzman in Palatine on Jan. 12 and 13, Anyone at the Vista Clinic […]

  • Students, friends grieve after Riverdale 14-year-old fatally shot

    RIVERDALE, Ill. — Less than 200 students attend Roosevelt Junior High School. They all know each other. Monday, grief counselors met students to talk with them about an 8th grader’s sudden death. Inside Roosevelt Junior High Monday, students and staff came to terms over the death of 8th grader Rashad Oliver. The superintendent of District 148 told WGN Oliver was well-liked, a popular boy who made the other students laugh. The 14-year-old was shot to death Sunday night near 143rd and Dearborn, just […]

  • Ernie Banks’ death caused by heart attack; statue to be placed in Daley Plaza

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs announced Sunday the team’s Ernie Banks statue will be placed in Daley Plaza Wednesday through Saturday so that fans may honor “Mr. Cub.” #Cubs, City of Chicago announced Ernie Banks’ statue will be placed in Daley Plaza Wed-Sat for fans to honor #MrCub. — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) January 25, 2015 The statue was unveiled by the team back in 2008. The widow of Ernie Banks, along with the family attorney, briefly addressed the media Sunday following […]

  • The legacy of Ernie Banks, ‘Mr. Cub’

    Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks died at the age of 83 Friday night, and many fans and teammates looked back fondly at the legacy left behind by “Mr. Cub.” Banks passed away at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Details of his death have not been released, but for years to come, Chicagoans and baseball fans will remember the man who defined the Cubs. Banks began his professional career at the age of 19, when he signed a contract with the Kansas […]

  • Obama in State of the Union: The shadow of crisis has passed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says after years of war and recession, “The shadow of crisis has passed.” In remarks prepared for delivery for the State of the Union address, Obama is arguing for a new economic agenda that he says will expand opportunity. He is calling for a tax increase on the wealthiest Americans to help those less well off. And he is vowing to hunt down terrorists from “Pakistan to the streets of Paris.” Obama says the […]

  • 30th anniversary of Chicago’s coldest day ever recorded

    CHICAGO — In a city only recently dubbed “Chiberia,” Tuesday was rather balmy — relatively speaking. Take look back 30 years, and this is what we had: The coldest temperature ever recorded in Chicago. 27 degrees below zero. Though he retired from the weather service years ago, Frank Wachowski still keeps a close eye on what’s happening around us. He even has the official weather service record from that dastardly cold winter Super Bowl Sunday. When the wind chill got […]

  • Chicago actor joins St. Sabina in remembering MLK

    CHICAGO — As the faith community of S.t Sabina church came together Sunday to celebrate The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., father Michael Pfleger stepped back from the pulpit to welcome a well-known guest. Actor Harry Lennix, a Chicago native and former CPS teacher, for 30 minutes held class, lecturing the congregation that Dr. King was more than just what he’s made out to be today. “He is one of those personages so esteemed for his courage and vision, so dangerous […]

  • Culver’s, community pitch in to help survivors of New Year’s crash

    MONEE, Ill. — The funds came in one meal at a time, as the crowds grew at Culver’s in Monee, Ill. The reasons for giving were evident in the photos of the four high school friends — Anthony, Jeremy, Jason and Ron — still fighting for their lives, and the fifth, Derek Bryant, whose memory was honored. Like so many things in these small suburban communities, it was a group effort to help the families of the four young men […]

  • Police search for suspects in North Side smash-and-grab

    Chicago Police are investigating another “smash-and-grab” robbery on the city’s North Side. Just before 5 a.m. Sunday, a van reportedly smashed into the Best Buy store in the 2600 block of North Clark Street in the Park West neighborhood. Several men were seen entering the store and grabbing various items before running off. No one was arrested. Investigators are not saying if this robbery is connected to similar smash-and-grab thefts that have happened across the Chicago area in recent months.


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