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Emmy-winning journalist Tom Negovan joined WGN News in June 2005 as a reporter and fill-in anchor.

Tom arrived in Chicago from Philadelphia, where he served as weekend anchor and investigative reporter at CBS-owned KYW-TV. While there, Tom anchored anniversary coverage of the 9/11 attacks from Ground Zero, reported around-the-clock on the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, and covered the war in Iraq live from Baghdad.

From 1989 to 2002, Tom served as anchor and reporter at various television stations across Canada, including stops in Calgary, Toronto and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Tom graduated cum laude from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Communications. While still in college, he served as operations manager and morning anchor at KFJM Radio and as a photographer and general assignment reporter at CBS affiliate KXJB-TV.

Thrilled to be living in his favorite city and working at a station he watched as a kid, Tom takes pride in working with the next generation of communicators; serving as a scholarship judge for the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and on the Board of Directors of Street-Level Youth Media.

In 2007, Tom completed his second Chicago Marathon, was named one of Chicago’s Most Eligible Bachelors, and was quickly debachelorized by Sun-Times columnist Susanna Homan. They were married in 2008.

In 2009, Tom spent two weeks in Afghanistan embedded with members of the Illinois National Guard for his series “Assignment Afghanistan.”

Recent Articles
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    CHICAGO — The candidates for mayor took more jabs at each other Monday. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia says Mayor Emanuel’s policies are forcing the middle class to leave town. The mayor says his opponent has been padding his resume — more than a little. The election has seen very strong early voting numbers; more than 72,000 ballots have been cast so far. The president has already cast his absentee ballot for his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. Both Emanuel and […]

  • New video shows site of Germanwings plane crash in French Alps

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — Authorities so far have few clues as to what brought down a German jetliner carrying 150 people in a remote section of the French Alps today. All of those aboard are assumed to have been killed in the crash — which took place after the plane descended for eight minutes. French aviation officials say the pilots sent out no distress call and had lost radio contact with their control center. The crash left pulverized debris scattered […]

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    Caterpillar moving 2 Joliet lines to Mexico; 230 workers to lose jobs

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. says it will move two production lines from its Joliet plant to Mexico in a plan that will result in the loss of 230 jobs at the Illinois site. The construction and mining equipment maker said in a statement that it was pushing ahead with the plan in order to “remain cost competitive.” Under the plan, the company will move production of gear and engine oil pumps and valves to a sister plant in […]

  • Student cleared in ‘Fifty Shades’ assault: I would never do this

    CHICAGO — A University of Illinois-Chicago student was cleared of any wrong doing in a case involving an alleged sexual assault inspired by the film “Fifty Shades of Grey.” 19-year-old Mohammed Hossain, who is pre-med, was accused last month of assaulting a fellow student in his dorm room at UIC. On February 21st, the female accuser had just seen the film “Fifty Shades of Grey” by herself and then agreed to meet up with Hossain. During testimony it was revealed […]

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    I-55 lanes reopen after man struck escaping car fire

    CHICAGO — All inbound lanes on Interstate 55 have reopened after being closed due to a hit and run earlier this afternoon. State police say a man was escaping from a car fire and was struck. The hit-and-run happened near Martin Luther King Drive just after 1 p.m. Thursday. The man was transported to Northwestern Memorial hospital. Although exact condition is unknown, police say he is alive. All lanes remain closed as police interview witnesses. If you have any information […]

  • Suburban council vetoes idea to shoot coyotes with paintball guns

    GENEVA, Ill — A far western suburb was considering arming its police and even the public with paintball guns in order to combat the problem of coyote attacks in the area. But Monday night the Geneva city council dismissed that plan in favor of an ordinance that focuses on education the police and public on coyote management. The ordinance details ways people can “haze,” or scare off the animals by making loud noises or throwing something at them. Projectiles from […]

  • Former employee put fetus remains in ceiling of Gary funeral home: spokesman

    GARY, Ind. — A spokesman for the Gary funeral home where the remains of two fetuses were found in a ceiling says the fetuses were unclaimed at the funeral home for nearly 20 years and were properly stored and secured until September of last year, when an employee removed the remains from a locked cabinet and took them to the ceiling area. That employee has since been fired and the person’s alleged motive is not known. Spokesman Sean Howard told […]

  • Chicago’s puppy mill ordinance on hold due to court fight

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s new puppy mill ordinance banning the sale of dogs raised in controversial mills was to take effect tomorrow, and is now on hold due to a court fight. One pet store owner in Lincoln Park says the ordinance is not fair. The owner of Pocket Puppies says it will cost him his livelihood — and that the ordinance designed to help animals could end up doing the opposite.

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    JRW whistleblower arrested: ‘I did a terrible thing’

    EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. — The whistleblower responsible for exposing Jackie Robinson West’s recruiting violations — leading to the Little League team being stripped of its U.S. title — was arrested by police Tuesday. Christopher Janes is now facing a series of charges. In an Evergreen Park police report, a woman said she arrived home overnight and saw Janes running toward her. She escaped into her house, but Janes allegedly pounded on the door, shouting for her husband to come out […]

  • Chicago Police arrest 4 with gang ties in series of ‘smash-and-grab’ burglaries

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department said Tuesday evening it has apprehended four offenders with documented affiliation to the Gangster Disciples street gang in a series of retail store burglaries in the area. The burglaries occurred over a two-year span, targeting high-end stores on Michigan Avenue and the North Side, according to police. Police said the offenders began by using crow bars and other tools to smash through windows. When the stores improved security measures, they then began using stolen vehicles to smash through […]


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