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 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.

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    WGN Exclusive: Chicagoland woman talks about contracting Zika virus

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — It was a holiday vacation to Honduras, visiting family, when Samantha Mejia, 30,  and her husband Omar first heard about Zika virus. They took precautions, used bug spray and had a good time but it wasn’t until they came back that they started to hear things on the news. The following week she experienced flu-like symptoms, then broke out in a rash. That’s when she went to a doctor for a blood check, which went to the […]

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    TIF surplus could serve as lifeline for CPS

    CHICAGO — As principals arrived for the latest round of budget cut briefings this afternoon on Chicago’s South Side, a dedicated group of 34 Chicago aldermen and others at City Hall looked to avoid the $100 million in additional school cuts by moving some of the $1.38 billion set aside for city improvements into public education. Drastic cuts have already been made —  $320 million so far of the $480 million shortfall budgeted this year for CPS. Parents at Tuesday’s event say moving tax increment […]

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    Young woman killed by stray bullet in Pilsen

    CHICAGO – A young woman’s life was cut short by a stray bullet in Pilsen. Aaren O’Connor was 25 years old. She moved to Chicago a year and a half ago for a good job and her boyfriend. She had just returned home from work Friday night and was sitting in her car outside her home in the 2000 block of West 21st Street. A fight broke out nearby, shots were fired and a bullet hit Aaren in the back […]

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    Tribune investigation: City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap water

    CHICAGO — A front-page Chicago Tribune investigation outlines potential dangers and oversights in the city’s water management department. Tribune Reporter Michael Hawthorne looked into the city’s aging infrastructure — as water mains are replaced throughout the city, the service lines running from the street to homes are often still made from lead. To read the full Tribune investigation, go here.  In an email to WGN Monday afternoon, the city sent a detailed response, which read: Chicago water is safe and pure, exceeding all […]

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    Chocolate expo brings together some of Chicago’s sweetest vendors

    CHICAGO – Chocolate lovers take note! The Morton Arboretum is hosting an international chocolate expo where people can try an array of sweet treats. For those who aren’t able to make the expo this weekend, the arboretum will be hosting a Valentine’s Dinner on Feb. 13-14 with, what else – a chocolate menu? Among the 2016 Chocolate Vendors include: Century Farmhouse Chocolate Inspirations Chocolate Twist Covered in Chocolate Defloured Bakery Gourmet Goodies GrownUp Kid Stuff Katherine Anne Confections Kokku Lucila’s Homemade […]

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    Young ballet dancers compete for scholarships in River Forest

    RIVER FOREST, Illl – Nearly 400 young ballet performers pirouetted their way on what’s billed as the world’s largest competition of tiny dancers. From nine to 19, ballet dancers competed at Dominican University in River Forest. They’re competing for a place in the finals of the Youth American Grand Prix Dance competition. A select few will be tapped to continue on to the finals in New York city come April.

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    Clinton, Sanders in tight battle for Iowa

    Hinting that she believed she was on her way to victory in Iowa, Hillary Clinton said Monday night that she was breathing “a big sigh of relief” — and her crowd at Drake University was triumphant. But she left the stage before all the votes had been counted. The Hawkeye State was not supposed to be this close for Clinton. Not again. She worked tirelessly to correct the many mistakes of her 2008 effort — embracing voters and wooing them […]

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    Final push for votes ahead of Iowa caucuses

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Presidential candidates are in their final push for votes in Monday’s Iowa caucuses with many supporters from Chicago making their way to the Midwestern state to back their candidate. The leading Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are a close 1 and 2 respectively, with Marco Rubio currently in number 3. “He resonates with all segments of the Republican Party. He unites the party,” says St. Sen Michael Connelly, a Marco Rubio supporter. But momentum […]

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    Iowa Caucus tonight: 5 things to watch

    DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s time to find out whether a movement can topple months of organizing and deep party ties. As Iowa voters caucus Monday night, both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders will try to draw enough new voters into the process to defeat foes who have spent more money, devoted more time to organizing their support in the Hawkeye State and are backed by better-funded outside organizations. Here are five things to watch: Sanders pins hopes on college […]

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    Democratic presidential hopefuls come down the stretch in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The caucus process, especially for Democrats, is a lot different than what Chicago is used to.  Monday night, everyone voting goes to their caucus location at the same time around the state and publicly declares their support for a candidate.  With a statistical tie between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, turnout will be everything. On Sunday, with a near photo finish in the polls, the top two Democrats made stops across the state. WGN also spotted the distant No. […]


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