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
  • Suburban couple married nearly 70 years pass away just minutes apart

    SKOKIE, Ill. — A remarkable love story was celebrated Tuesday night a few days after a Skokie couple who had been married for nearly 70 years died just minutes apart. Issac and Teresa Vatkin were holding hands when they passed away this weekend. Their daughter Clara, who immigrated to the United States with her parents in the 1960s from Argentina shared the story of their enduring 69 year marriage. “They were wonderful people. They were in love,” Clara says. “Never […]

  • Police seek suspects in series of CTA attacks, robberies

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for suspects in a series of attacks and robberies on the CTA on the near South Side. The latest assault and robbery happened on the Red Line downtown early Sunday morning. The other location is just a few blocks away at the CTA station at Roosevelt. The assault there was during the evening rush on Friday around 6 p.m. Chicago police say that in both cases, the victims and the offenders were on a moving […]

  • Beloved family dog gets loose, shot by teen in alley

    CHICAGO —  A Chicago family’s beloved dog escaped from a yard and was shot by a teen last week. The dog was shot in a Marquette Park alley late Thursday afternoon. Police arrested a 15-year-old boy who claims he shot the dog out of fear.  He now faces multiple felonies as a juvenile, including using the gun. But the dog’s owner, Maritza Gallindo, tells WGN, Luna is a good dog.  She and the other family dog were in the backyard […]

  • Chicagoans eat chocolate and drink wine for a good cause

    Hundreds flocked this weekend to Plumbers Hall in the West Loop for chocolate and wine, the event raising money for the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. WGN reporter Sean Lewis has the full story. Uptown Brownie/Chicago: Liveat Chocolate/Vancouver, WA: Chutney Devis/Chicago: Boisset Wine:

  • North Side playing field gets $80K renovation with help from Cubs charities

    CHICAGO — A diamond in the rough is has been transformed on Chicago’s North Side. Mather High School’s field had been worn over time and any amount of rain made the playing surface unplayable. The $80,000 renovation was officially unveiled Saturday. The money came from Chicago Cubs Charities.  The Diamond Project provides grants that improve baseball and softball fields and indoor training facilities. “We’re glad we can do things that can help kids play baseball,” said Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. […]

  • Lincoln Park church celebrates 150 years of serving Chicago

    CHICAGO — The church bells rang 150 times at the episcopalian Church of our Savior in Lincoln Park on Easter Sunday as the church marked a major milestone in its history. The parish has been serving Chicagoans for 150 years. Pastor Brian Hastings said the parish is unique in part because of its tradition of religious tolerance. “We are deeply orthodox and deeply progressive at the same time,” said Hastings said. The parish has also served as a community service center throughout its […]

  • Eddie Johnson speaks to Palm Sunday congregation on the importance of organ donation

    CHICAGO — At the House of Hope on Palm Sunday, Chicago’s superintendent of police Eddie Johnson used the pulpit for his higher calling. “We have to do a better job of helping each other,” he told the congregation. “We have to.  I’ve received a lot of love in this city.” 31 years ago, doctors diagnosed Johnson with kidney issues.  A transplant, they said was inevitable in the future. “I was 25 years old at the time and the doctor said […]

  • Inmates embark on unique path to learn life-skills

    KEWANEE, Ill. — Governor Bruce Rauner toured the recently opened Kewanee Life Skills Re-entry Center, a facility that teaches life and job skills to inmates within five years of completing their prison sentences. Opened in February, the Life Skills Center, which once housed a juvenile detention facility, is a first of its kind program. It’s intended to help prevent inmates from returning to prison as state corrections officials say the state has an “appalling recidivism rate.” Only 59 inmates are […]

  • Chicago teen cleans up at violent crime scenes when city won’t

    **Warning: Story contains graphic images.**** CHICAGO —  As the community came together for a vigil last week for seven people killed in the South Shore neighborhood, a young activist saw another way he needed to step in. Two days after the shootings, when the blood remained on the sidewalk, it was 18-year-old Lamon Reccord, who lived four blocks away, who scrubbed it down. “I cleaned the blood up and I wasn’t my first time doing (it),” Lamon says.  “Because our […]

  • Volunteers send lifelines from home to U.S. troops serving overseas

    WHEELING — For six years now, volunteers with Help USA Troops have given what they could to our men and women in uniform. A small army of people of all ages comes together to stuff boxes with everything from toothpaste to popcorn, along with a note from the Northwest Side community expressing their thanks and support. Each box also includes a reminder of the fallen soldier who it honors. It’s a way of honoring those who serve, and those who have paid the ultimate price. Sean […]