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
  • New details revealed about city’s plans for Obama library, Tiger Woods golf course

    CHICAGO – We got our first look at the future of golf in the City of Chicago. The Chicago Park District, The Obama Foundation and Tiger Woods’ design team teamed up at the South Shore Cultural Center with a look at how their projects will change the face of the city. The first of three meetings was held Wednesday night.  The focus was on golf and the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park. They hope to open the golf course, […]

  • Man survives attack after chainsaw reportedly jams; Person in custody

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – A man was hospitalized after he was attacked by another man with a chainsaw in Arlington Heights. Police have a person in custody and charges are pending. Police will only say they are investigating “a domestic situation that turned violent” in the parking lot in the 500 block of Golf Rd. The incident happened around 1 p.m. when, witnesses say, the assailant crashed his car into the victim’s and then went after him with the chainsaw […]

  • 2 children shot outside school during end of year picnic

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are questioning persons of interest in a shooting that wounded two school girls at an end of year picnic. The drive by shooting happened just 2 p.m. near Joseph  Warren Elementary, 9239 S. Jeffrey on the South Side. Two girls, a 7-year-old  and 13-year-old DaKayla Hart, were shot. Authorities say the younger girl was shot in the leg and DaKayla was shot in the hand. They were both taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.  They […]

  • Gunman in Virginia park shooting identified as Illinois man

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The gunman in the Virginia park shooting that wounded at least six people has been identified as James Hodgkinson. Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and a member of the Capitol police force were shot Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, during Republicans’ early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game. Hodgkinson died following a gun battle with police, authorities said. 66-year-old Hodgkinson had been staying in Virginia since earlier this year, but was a longtime resident […]

  • Trump talks health care, jobs during visit to Milwaukee area

    WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wisc — President Donald Trump was in Wisconsin Tuesday highlighting the stories of people whose health care premiums have skyrocketed as he tries to push a GOP replacement plan. Trump met with what the White House has been referring to as “victims” of former President Barack Obama’s health care law after landing in Milwaukee. Trump says too many people have been forced off their insurance plans or forced to pay more. He says, “These citizens deserve so much better.” […]

  • No bond for man charged with fatal stabbing, beating of 12-year-old girl

    CHICAGO — There will be no bond for a man charged with stabbing and beating his ex-girlfriend’s daughter to death. John Singleton, 31, is accused in the murder of 12-year-old Alexis Stubbs on Sunday night in her mother’s apartment in the 4600 block of North Beacon in Sheridan Park. Alexis’s mother called 911 when Singleton would not leave the apartment. Both Alexis and her mom decided to wait outside for the officers to arrive.  But, Alexis went back inside to […]

  • Man dead in police involved shooting in Lyons

    LYONS, Ill. – A police involved shooting left one person dead in Lyons, Illinois Friday. Police stopped a car and tried to arrest a suspect who witnesses say pulled a gun. State police say the incident is related to a murder investigation in Sycamore. The suspect was in a dark-colored Chrysler 300.  The crime scene included this vehicle with the windows shot out and a sheet obscuring the front seat.  Shell-casings and evidence markers covered the ground alongside it. Witnesses […]

  • Singer John Legend meets with civic leaders to discuss Chicago’s youth violence epidemic

    CHICAGO — Grammy-winner John Legend performs at Ravinia Saturday but Friday he was in downtown Chicago joining forces with civic leaders who are trying to get a handle on youth violence in the city. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx brought together the panel that included Legend and she spoke at length about some of the numbers law enforcement is up against. There were 764 homicides last year and  she began the conversation by addressing the disproportionate impact on young […]

  • Body of infant found in garbage bag; Suburban police investigating

    DOLTON, Ill. — Authorities are conducting a death investigation in suburban Dolton after the body of an infant was found in a bag. Police say it was a foul odor that drew a homeowner to the shed attached to her house near 158th and Drexel this afternoon. The homeowner found a garbage bag that she brought outside and opened. “When she opened the bag, she discovered it was the decomposing body of what appeared to be an infant,” said Chief Robert M. […]

  • Community meeting with police, aldermen draws large crowd in Bronzeville

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are laying out their plan to fight violence this summer. A public meeting was held in Bronzeville tonight with aldermen, police commander and residents coming together to help identify issues and suggestions. The city is promising to do more to get resources where they’re needed. Aldermen are also looking for some help with cracking down on south side businesses they’ve identified as regular trouble spots.. They’re hoping targeted patrols and getting residents more involved will be […]