Sean Lewis
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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
  • Police dept speaks out on viral video of confrontation

    SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — South Holland police issued an update today on the investigation surrounding a video of confrontation between a driver and an officer that was posted online. Chief Baker of the South Holland Police Dept. calls the interaction between the offenders inside the car and the officer outside not keeping with the departments high standards. “Our younger officer was subjected to thing that he hasn’t had a lot of experience with and got upset,” Chief Baker said. Jordan […]

  • Police investigate after video of officer confronting driver goes viral

    SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — A suburban police department says it is investigating a video posted online in which an officer confronts a driver after pulling him over. Police say the video, which has been retweeted 22,000 times, doesn’t tell the whole story. Jordan James hit record Thursday as he was dropping off his cousin and the police pulled them over. “As she was exiting the vehicle, two officers walked to the vehicle and they said, ‘Open the door,’ and I […]

  • Man still awaits return of brother’s remains from WWII battle

    CHICAGO — He’s now well into his 80s, but Deno Zazetti is waiting for answers. His older brother, Joe, was killed fighting in World War II in the battle of Tarawa, a tiny but crucial island in the South Pacific. Many of those men, including his brother were left on the island, with little effort to bring them home. When Joe died on November 20, 1943, Deno was just barely a teenager. Still, his brother’s death had a profound effect […]

  • Honoring the fallen at 11th annual Ride to Remember

    CHICAGO — Down West Harrison, outside area four headquarters, is a sea of Harley’s stretching a mile. This is the 11th annual Ride to Remember, raising money for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. It starts on the West Side, heading south, then north on Lake Shore Drive to the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park. All of it a show of support to the fallen — and of solidarity to the communities they served. WGN’s Sean Lewis has the story.

  • Assisted living center gets new four-legged friend

    CHICAGO — In Lincoln Park, a home just wasn’t a home until its newest resident on four paws walked in. Many at Sunrise Senior Living have quickly taken to 1-year-old Howie, a rescue from Anti-Cruelty Society. Though some senior homes bring in animals for comfort on a regular basis, Howie is family. He’s mobile therapy; a friend who always listens to those who have a lifetime of memories to share.

  • Bear wanders loose in Michigan City, Indiana

    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — This isn’t your average bear wandering around Michigan City. He’s young. He’s curious. He’s hungry and he’s officially overstayed his welcome. You can see him feeding off bird feeders. He doesn’t have a name, but folks know who he is, as he seems to be getting used to humans. Indiana’s Department of Natural resources at first just tracked the bear down from Michigan and educated residents, but now it has two culvert traps set up to try […]

  • Rising Lake Michigan levels bring highs, lows to Chicago

    CHICAGO — The lake level may give some observant folks pause; compare what we see today to four years ago, and the change is apparent. Resident Cory Benedict and his dog Tin Man used to be able to run the beach at Foster, which is now just a small corner of sand tucked up against a mangled stretch of fence. WGN chief meteorologist Tom Skilling has seen both extremes in his time. He says we’ve gone from record high levels in […]

  • Public gets 1st look at Shedd’s adorable new member

    CHICAGO — On a summer day, there could be worse assignments than inside the Shedd Aquarium sharing some time with a baby. The aquarium’s newest dolphin calf came into the world on June 1. This weekend, the public got their first view up close. The mom’s name is Piquet, she is 27 years old and this is her second calf. It’ll be months before a contest is held and a name for the baby is picked. For now, he’s content to […]

  • Chicago family boasts unique pets

    CHICAGO — Along a quiet street on the Northwest Side, spitting distance from the Edens Expressway, sits a house where the nanny is right at home. Just a month ago, Shakur Islam, his wife Anisa and their four daughters became the newest family in Chicago to get their goats. Granted, it’s not the typical pet. But for a house with three chickens already roosting, why not? And the neighbors? They’ll hoof over … just to peek.

  • Father Pfleger sues 3 Chicago suburbs over gun store regulations

    CHICAGO — A Chicago community group is suing three suburbs, accusing them of not adequately monitoring gun stores they believe are the source of weapons that have filtered into the city. The Rev. Michael Pfleger on Tuesday announced the lawsuits against Lincolnwood, Lyons and Riverdale. The activist priest says many of the guns recovered from Chicago crime scenes came from stores in those communities. Lawyers for the Coalition for Safe Chicago Communities filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court […]


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