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
  • Hundreds deliver baskets of Thanksgiving favorites to those in need

    CHICAGO — Between the live DJs and the crowds it may have sounded like a party at Cinespace Studios Sunday afternoon, but in reality hundreds of volunteers were gathered to prepare Thanksgiving baskets for those in need. For nine years, the Chicago Basket Brigade has pulled together the resources to give gift baskets to Chicago residents just in time for the holidays, according to one of its founders, Rob Chopra. “Our goal is to surprise 1,200 families that are going through […]

  • Church turns attention to the less fortunate before Thanksgiving

     Less than a week before we give thanks as a country, Holy Spirit Church came together to give away a full meal to those less fortunate, complete with peas, cranberries, cornbread and more. They gave away a hundred turkeys, and Marcia Egeston received one of them. She said it will help her family celebrate a well-deserved Thanksgiving. “I have 9 grandchildren, so they’ll be at my house for thanksgiving and I’m so happy because I haven’t seen them in a year in […]

  • New law passed to better protect hotel staff against harassment

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s hotel workers are celebrating a new city ordinance protecting them from on-the-job sexual harassment. A union survey of Chicago hospitality workers found 58 percent experienced sexual harassment from guests. Housekeepers have had guests expose themselves by flashing or answering their hotel room door naked. Union reps say only one in three  incidents are reported to hotel management. Hotels have 60 days to put in place anti-sexual harassment policies, including installation of a panic button system that  workers […]

  • Iconic Boeing 747 ‘Queen of the Skies’ says farewell with memorable sendoff​​

    It’s something we’ve heard so many times–air travel just isn’t what it used to be. For now, there are still 747s in the sky. Most of them are being used as cargo planes or by foreign airlines. But newer two engine planes, like the 777 and the Dreamliner are now preferred for passenger travel. They go just as far and use less fuel than the 747. Recently, United marked the moment the plane the changed air travel said goodbye. Forty-seven […]

  • Woman accuses Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her at 16

    An Alabama woman alleges Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager, her attorney Gloria Allred said Monday. Allred said her client, Beverly Young Nelson, would be willing to testify under oath and called on the Senate judiciary committee to hold a hearing and subpoena Moore. “Mr. Moore attacked me when I was a child,” Nelson said, adding that she was 15 when he began flirting with her and 16 at the time of […]

  • Suburban man honored for bringing crosses to Las Vegas commemorating attack victims

    LAS VEGAS — Faith and government leaders paid tribute to Aurora, Illinois’ own Greg Zanis Sunday, declaring it “Greg Zanis Day” in Clark County after Zanis delivered 58 crosses to honor victims of the Las Vegas shooting just days after the October 1 attack. “It’s fitting that a carpenter is who has brought us together,” said Rev. Dan Haas, A Future and a Hope Foundation. “What it did is give me, personally, was a moment to start to grieve.” Since 1995, […]

  • Illinois animal shelters honor Veterans Day with ‘Pets for Vets’ Day

    CHICAGO — Just inside Chicago Animal Care and Control Veterans Day, comes with new hope for a new home. State Comptroller Susana Mendoza, a pet lover herself, made the push and enlisted 14 shelters across the state to allow veterans to come in on Veterans Day, pick out a pet and adopt for free. “So many different veterans, their lives have literally been saved by an animal that they’ve rescued,” she said. Joe Baar Topinka’s last name may sound familiar—his […]

  • How a unique test helps people find their purpose

    STERLING, Ill. — From the time children are able to speak, adults ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Some people may never really know. But what if you found a path tailored to your natural talents? And finding out what drives you so you could save you a lot of time, money and frustration. More than 100 miles west of Chicago, some students at Sterling High School are gaining insight. Every year for more than […]

  • Climbers show it’s possible to rise above injury and scale Willis Tower

    CHICAGO — Since it began nine years ago, the SkyRise stair climb has raised millions of dollars to benefit the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. More than 2,000 people took part in the ninth annual event at Willis Tower Sunday. Jackson Cunningham’s journey to the top began four years ago when he suffered a stroke at just 11 years old. “I had vomited, and then I collapsed and I couldn’t move,” Jackson remembers. “I couldn’t walk when I woke up… I went […]

  • 47 dogs rescued from hoarding operation in Peotone

    CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. — The South Suburban Humane Society (SSHS) rescued  47 dogs from a hoarding and breeding operation in Peotone and are now in need of donations for the dogs’ medical care. Emily Klehm and her team first got the call last week about a couple living in deplorable conditions. The SSHS helped Will County to rescue 13 dogs from that couple. “Feces everywhere, garbage. There was no running water in the home,” she said. They made a second […]