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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
  • Toy soldiers invade Schaumburg during annual convention

    SCHAUMBURG — An army of toy soldiers old and new was joined by farm, zoo, and circus figures as part of the 37th Annual Chicago Toy Soldier Show on Sunday. You could call Ken Osen the general of toy soldiers, as his company, William Britain, is one of the oldest in the world, and dedicated to telling a story through miniatures. He said their sales are driven by a passion for history and famous figures from the past. “There’s been a fascination […]

  • Young women get sneak peek at a career in aviation at O’Hare Airport

    CHICAGO — In the hustle and bustle of O’Hare Airport this weekend, it was all about girl power. “It can really open your mind to see what you’d like to do,” Monica Salvas said. About 45 girls from ages nine to 18 were at O’Hare for the day getting a behind-the-scenes look at the world of aviation. It’s a world Chris Lapacek, United Grounds Operations, knows very well. In a way, she’s a pioneer having worked for United Airlines for 31 […]

  • Annual Bud Billiken parade brings best of Chicago together

    CHICAGO — Along King Drive, the largest parade in Chicago and an end of summer tradition took place. This is the 88th year for the Bud Billiken parade, a chance to celebrate. Hundreds of thousands both in the parade and along the route stretching from Oakwood to the north, ending at Washington Park, a long parade. Chance the Rapper was there giving out 30,000 backpacks for kids heading back to school. WGN was also at the parade. The parade brought […]

  • Special Olympic athletes gather at O’Hare for 9th annual Plane Pull

    CHICAGO — On the western edge of O`Hare International Airport, hundreds were present with a  heavy load to pull for a great cause. The 9th annual Plane Pull took place Saturday. 85 teams from all over competing for the title to see who can pull one of two jets, a total of 12 feet, the fastest. The two jets were an airbus A300 and a Boeing 737-900. The money raised, about $150,000 Saturday, going to special Olympics Illinois. “It’s truly […]

  • Med students evacuate Caribbean to wait out Irma in Chicago suburbs

    Hurricane Irma forced medical students to evacuate the Caribbean and many are in the western suburbs after surviving the monster storm. American medical students like Rachel leib are back on U.S. soil in suburban St Charles after they were evacuated by the U.S. military.  Irma devastated St Marteen, where they go to school. More than 200 students have been evacuated over the past 3 days, after riding out the storm and seeing how nature can wreak havoc. “I want everyone […]

  • Flights resume in and out of Florida

    Tonight, the first flights into and out of South Florida are in the air. At  Chicago’s O’Hare, American flight 242 from Miami had many storm weary travelers aboard. It was one of the first out of the airport after a morning of canceled flights. Paola Caicedo rode out Irma and is one of the lucky ones who never lost power. “Everybody’s without power right now,” he says.  “We were able to cook throughout the storm.  A lot of people don’t […]

  • Irma: Flooding hits Jacksonville, Charleston and Savannah

    Editor’s note: This is a developing story that is being constantly updated as the storm progresses. Also, follow our live updates here. After breaking records in Jacksonville, Florida, Tropical Storm Irma continued to move north, flooding parts of coastal Georgia and South Carolina and lashing metro Atlanta with strong winds. Two storm-related deaths were reported in Georgia, where Irma uprooted large trees. A South Carolina man was killed by a falling tree limb. Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, two popular […]

  • Chance the Rapper cooks for fans at Nando’s Peri-Peri to benefit Chicago youth

    CHICAGO — Outside Nando’s Peri-Peri the crowds grew, if not for chicken, just for the chance to see Chance the Rapper. Inside Nando’s, the Grammy award winner worked the grill, cooking up the signature dish and talked about the kids of Chicago on this first day back at CPS. “Congratulations on the first day of school I hope that it is a fruitful year. And you have a fun and amazing experiences and that things are maybe a little easier than […]

  • Rainbow PUSH Coalition collects donations to send to Texas, Louisiana

    CHICAGO – At the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, it was the word spoken inside that correlated to the work just beyond the doors. Kijai Campbell is one of the many at the coalition Saturday, who were packing up donations from Chicago to be sent to recovery efforts in southeast Texas and parts of Louisiana. “People are responding tremendously with dry goods and clothes and diapers and underwear, and there’s a role that people must play in their hearts,” Rev. Jesse Jackson […]

  • Woman, twin girls found dead in Joliet murder-suicide ID’d

    JOLIET, Ill. – The mother and her twin daughters found dead in Joliet in what police are calling a double murder-suicide have been identified. Celisa Henning, 41, Makalya, 6, and Addison, 6, were pronounced dead around 6:30 p.m. on Monday at a home in the 400 block of North Reed of Joliet, Ill. An autopsy will be done Tuesday by the Will County Coroner. Neighbors tell WGN that the family who lived in the home had been there for about 10 […]