Tom Negovan

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.”

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    Makeshift memorial set up for 6 slain Gage Park family members

    CHICAGO — A makeshift memorial in front of the home where six members of the same family were found dead continues to grow, as Chicago police continue to pursue several different theories as to how they were killed. Stuffed animals, flowers and burning candles lay in front of six white crosses on the front lawn of the home as detectives have spent the past few days searching for any evidence that could lead to answers in the grisly deaths of […]

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    6 dead identified as three generations of tight-knit family

    CHICAGO — Police say the victims are five adults, one woman and a child of 11 or 12 found stabbed to death in different parts of the home. News of the murders hitting this close, mostly Hispanic Southwest Side neighborhood very hard. They say the victims represent three generations of a happy, tight-knit Mexican family. Police were called to the 5700 block of South California Avenue at 1:05 p.m. for a well-being check after a man didn’t show up for work […]

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    Iowa caucuses: Ted Cruz wins; Hillary Clinton declares victory

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Clinton declared victory early Tuesday morning in a razor-thin contest against Bernie Sanders in Iowa. But Democratic party officials have not yet declared a winner. “Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Caucus,” the Clinton campaign said. “After thorough reporting — and analysis — of results, there is no uncertainty and Secretary Clinton has clearly won the most national and state delegates.” The state party indicated in a separate statement that it was not ready to make […]

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    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wins the Republican caucuses in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Ted Cruz tells The Associated Press that his victory in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses is a victory for the grassroots, and he says his triumph is part of a larger movement of conservatives against what he calls the “Washington cartel.” Cruz says his win “was a victory for courageous conservatives in Iowa and all around the country.” The first-term Texas senator says that from “Day One, we built our campaign as a movement for Americans to organize and rally to […]

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    Final push for votes ahead of Iowa caucuses

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Presidential candidates are in their final push for votes in Monday’s Iowa caucuses with many supporters from Chicago making their way to the Midwestern state to back their candidate. The leading Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are a close 1 and 2 respectively, with Marco Rubio currently in number 3. “He resonates with all segments of the Republican Party. He unites the party,” says St. Sen Michael Connelly, a Marco Rubio supporter. But momentum […]

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    GOP presidential candidates hit the road in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — After months of campaigning, this is where we get the first real test of public opinion. We’ll soon learn whether Donald Trump has fans here in Iowa- or political supporters who’ll turn out and vote. Iowa’s not just first, it’s different. A caucus, not a primary, meaning voters get together and they talk it out. Around town, a private luncheon — Republicans only — with some big names gathered to bask in the glow of being first. Marco […]

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    Remembering the Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011, five years later

    CHICAGO — It was a storm for the ages; it was one Chicagoans could forever point to as illustrative of their winters’ exceptionalism. The Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011, which crippled Chicago for more than a day, was also nicknamed by some as “Snowpocalypse” or “Snowmageddon” because of its surreal ability to put everyday life on hold. Monday, February 1, marks the five-year anniversary of the beginning of the storm, which eventually dropped 21.2 inches of snow on the city. The 2011 […]

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    Norovirus outbreak at Chicago senior living facility

    CHICAGO– Dozens of seniors have been sickened by Norovirus at a north side retirement home. Residents of ‘The Breakers’ in Edgewater Beach, located at 5333 N. Sheridan Rd., are now learning that the worst is behind them, but it’s been a tough week. Since January 22nd, about 50 seniors have come down with flu-like symptoms and there have been daily ambulance transports to area hospitals for treatment of dehydration. Norovirus is a term for a family of gastrointestinal ailments that […]

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    Battle of Vincennes: Controversial basketball game finally underway

    CHICAGO– After threatening to boycott one of the biggest games of the season, the boys basketball team at Morgan Park High School is taking on one of its fiercest rivals, Simeon, at home tonight. It’s a game that’s about a lot more than basketball. Pitting two long-time rivals against one another, the game was a little late getting underway. There was a lot of police and security out there Thursday and it was a standing-room only crowd in there. The […]

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    Governor Rauner delivers State of the State address

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants to focus on improving Illinois schools and offering “quality school choice options” for low-income students. Rauner said during his State of the State speech Wednesday he wants to direct more money to elementary and high school classrooms and early childhood education. He also says he wants to hold schools “truly accountable for results.” The Republican has been a big supporter of charter schools, which typically are not unionized and which some Democrats oppose. […]


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