Tom Negovan

Tom Negovan joined WGN News in 2005 from the investigative unit at CBS-owned KYW-TV in Philadelphia. Since then, he’s spent countless hours at the anchor desk and crisscrossed the country covering everything from political campaigns to acts of terror.

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, Tom anchored our breaking news coverage and was reporting from Boston the next day. He didn’t come home until the surviving terrorist was in custody, bringing Chicago viewers live coverage of the dramatic arrest in Watertown, Massachusetts.

When Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, Tom, a member of relief organization Team Rubicon, worked long shifts providing disaster aid to the people of Queens, NY while shooting stories for WGN.

Tom flew to Colorado with former Governor Rod Blagojevich as he reported to federal prison. He’s sat down with Barack Obama, roamed Taliban-controlled pockets of Afghanistan with the US Army, performed in front of a sell-out crowd at the House of Blues with Chicago rockers, the Lovehammers, trained alongside DEA agents at their headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, and been blacked out twice by the Blue Angels.

Tom completed three Chicago Marathons before being sidelined for good in 2009, when his motorcycle was hit by a car. After recovering from a broken back, he joined the campaign to make drivers more aware of motorcycles.

Tom’s been named one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors, written for both the Chicago Tribune and Michigan Avenue magazine and mentored the next generation of storytellers through the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and Street-Level Youth Media. In 2014, WGN named him Employee of the Year for his fearless coverage of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

And yes, he’s picked up a few Emmy Awards along the way.

When Mark’s busy, you’ll find Tom filling in on WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine and Ten alongside Micah Materre. But truth be told, he’d rather be out covering a story.


Recent Articles
  • Man shot on Red Line train near Jackson

    CHICAGO — A man was hospitalized after he was wounding in a shooting a CTA Red Line train Thursday night. Police say the 23-year-old man was shot on the train in the 200 block of S State in the Loop around 7:45 p.m. Police say the suspect shot into the train as it pulled into the underground Jackson station. The victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the elbow and ankle.  He is at the hospital […]

  • Lockport business owner says anti-Transgender sign is ‘satire’

    LOCKPORT, Ill. – A sign is causing a stir in the Southwest suburbs. The sign can be seen outside a Lockport pawn shop. The sign reads; “Help Wanted — Must be female from birth.” Some call it a slur against transgender Americans, but the man responsible says there’s a much less dramatic explanation. He wants people to know two things: He’s not hiring, and he’s not serious. “The sign is, no question, satire..people are just too serious…everybody’s becoming offended in […]

  • 67-year-old woman shot while driving in Brighton Park

    CHICAGO — A 67-year-old woman was shot while driving in the Brighton Park neighborhood, Monday. The woman was driving her car on the 4000 block of south Western when gang members in a dark colored SUV opened fire on rival gang members in a light colored SUV. The victim was driving by when she was hit by a stray round. She suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and was stabilized at the scene and then transported to Mount Sinai […]

  • Trump: NKorea ‘will regret it fast’ if acts against US ally

    BEDMINSTER, New Jersey  — President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “will regret it fast” if he continues his threats to U.S. territories and allies, in another warning that the U.S. is willing to act swiftly against the nuclear-armed nation. In remarks to reporters, Trump issued the threat directly at Kim, who is also known for his bellicose rhetoric, and all but drew a red line that would trigger swift U.S. action. “If he utters one threat […]

  • Trump on North Korea: Maybe ‘fire and fury’ comment ‘wasn’t tough enough’

    President Donald Trump reiterated his bellicose warning to North Korea from earlier in the week, telling reporters at his golf club in New Jersey on Thursday that his threat to bring “fire and fury” if North Korea continued to threaten the United States may not have gone far enough. “Maybe it wasn’t tough enough,” Trump said during a lengthy exchange with reporters. Trump said that past administrations had not done enough to take on North Korea and that it is […]

  • North Korea threatens strikes on US as Trump warns of ‘fire and fury’

    North Korea has threatened preemptive military strikes against the US, as President Donald Trump vowed to unleash “fire and fury” on Pyongyang if its aggression continued. State-run media threatened a missile strike on the US Pacific territory of Guam and said North Korea would “turn the US mainland into the theater of a nuclear war” at any sign of an impending American attack. It marked a dramatic escalation in rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang, as the Trump administration sends mixed […]

  • Trump, North Korea trade escalating threats of fire

    SEOUL, South Korea  — North Korea and the United States traded escalating threats, with President Donald Trump warning it would be met “with fire and fury like the world has never seen” and Pyongyang claiming Wednesday it was examining its plans for attacking Guam. The comments follow reports that North Korea has mastered a crucial technology needed to strike the United States with a nuclear missile. Despite regular North Korean threats against Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific about […]

  • 2 men caught on video breaking into boat on Diversey Harbor

    CHICAGO – A couple of would-be thieves broke into a boat docked on Diversey Harbor Monday morning, only to find the owners sleeping inside. The boat owners said they’ve had about $1,000 of their property stolen so far this summer, so on Sunday night, they installed a surveillance camera which recorded its first robbery first thing Monday. The thieves could be seen on video falling all over each other to get away, clearly surprised to find a couple on board the […]

  • Father of 5 shot and killed while watering lawn on South Side

    CHICAGO – A man was shot and killed while watering his lawn on Chicago’s South Side. Police say 46-year-old man was outside his home in the 5600 block of South Richmond in Gage Park around 11:30 a.m. Family identifies the victim as Abel Melesio. Police say a black Cadillac SUV pulled up and a suspect fired shots from inside the vehicle. The Melesio was hit and the vehicle fled. Melesio was taken to the hospital where he later died. Melesio leaves […]

  • Chicagoans, police officers come together for National Night Out

    CHICAGO — People across the country on Tuesday are going out for National Night Out. It’s the 33rd year for the event that brings neighbors together to get to know one another and their local police. In the city, Logan Square is hosting an event at the station on North California and Palmer Streets where among other things, you can throw a pie at police officers. Most events ran from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.