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.


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    Woman killed in Sauk Village crash involving semi, sedan

    SAUK VILLAGE, Ill. – Police say both the driver of the tractor-trailer and the 28-year-old woman in the silver Toyota sedan were wearing seatbelts. The semi driver walked away and declined medical treatment but nothing could have saved the woman. She was pinned in what was left of her car, which split in two.  The car wrapped around a tree, then was crushed deeper into it by the big rig. A vacant house was also hit.  And neighboring occupied homes narrowly […]

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    Racist graffiti, protests lead to arrest on DePaul campus

    CHICAGO – Two arrests were made after a tumultuous on the DePaul University campus. Protests erupted after an on-campus pro-Trump event this evening. Internet provocateur and Donald Trump supporter Milo Yiannopolous was the event’s speaker.  It was cut short by demonstrators.  Yiannopolous left the arena and the protests continues into the streets. University police say they made an arrest. Earlier Tuesday, an oil-painted and profane example of racist graffiti referencing Trump denouncing Mexico was discovered on-campus. The university’s president Rev. […]

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    Man says he wears bullet proof vest driving in Chicago because of gun violence problem

    CHICAGO — Nearly 1400 people have been shot in Chicago so far this year, according to data compiled by the Chicago Tribune and about 250 of those people have died. There’s a week left in May and we’ve already seen more shootings this month than in all of last May. Those numbers represent a 50 percent year-to-date increase over 2015. And that’s before the summer, the months that are historically the city’s most violent haven’t even arrived yet. WGN Radio […]

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    ‘Completely innocent’ woman killed, man wounded in Bronzeville shooting

    CHICAGO – A woman was killed and a man wounded in a shooting Friday afternoon in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Police say around 4 p.m. 49-year-old Yvonne Nelson was exiting the Starbucks near 35th and State when a gunman open fired. She was struck in the chest. A 19-year-old man, who police say was the intended target, was also struck several times and taken to the hospital. “This incident right here highlights what I’ve been saying for the last month and […]

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    2 charged in murders of Gage Park family

    CHICAGO — Two people have been arrested  in connection to the murders of a Chicago family. Police have charged 22-year-old Diego Uribe-Cruz and his girlfriend 19-year-old Jafeth Ramos with six counts of first degree murder.   Police carried out a well-being check February 4th  and found  the victims;  58-year-old Rosaura Martinez, her husband, 62-year-old Noe, their son, 38-year-old Noe Jr., daughter 32-year-old Maria Martinez, and her two sons, 13-year-old Leonardo and 10-year-old Alexis Cruz. “The victims were not bound or restrained in any manner, leading […]

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    Head of TSA to attend meeting in Chicago Friday

    CHICAGO — It has been a very frustrating week for the nation’s air travelers. At Chicago’s airports, long lines at security have created a nightmare. But Washington says help is on the way. Reinforcements are already on their way in the form of another 58 security officers and four bomb-sniffing canine teams. The transportation security administration screened 708 million passengers last year, an increase of over 40 million from the year before. Yet since 2011, funding for the agency is […]

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    Mother, 13-year-old girl charged in stabbing death of Chicago teen

    CHICAGO — A 13-year-old girl and her mother have been charged in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old honor student over the weekend. 15-year-old De’kayla Dansberry was fatally stabbed Saturday outside the Parkway Gardens Housing complex at 65th and King Drive. The 13-year-old suspect has been charged with first degree murder.  Her mother 35-year-old Tamika Gayden has also been charged with first degree murder and one felony count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police say Gayden was identified […]

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    Driver found shot to death on Interstate 57

    CHICAGO –Police say a driver who was found shot to death on Interstate 57 Monday night was actually shot on a side street. Illinois State Police responded to calls of a shooting on the expressway in the northbound lanes near 108th Street. But investigators discovered 37-year-old Maurice Johnston was actually shot near 110th and Hamlet and then drove onto I-57 near 111th Street. Witnesses reported the driver was driving erratically on I-57 and then drove into an embankment. The northbound […]

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    1 building destroyed, 7 damaged in Lakeview fire

    CHICAGO — A fire that destroyed one building and damaged seven others Monday on Chicago’s North Side. 41 fire companies and 127 firefighters in total responded to the fire in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood. The fire began at a two-and-a-half story building in the 3300 block of N Marshfield. The two apartment buildings adjacent to the small block where the fire started got the worst of the damage. Witnesses say the flames spread quickly along the rear of the building. […]

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    Suburban man arrested in Denver on sex trafficking charges

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A suburban man was arrested in Denver this week and charged with sex trafficking. The FBI raided the Naperville townhouse of 36-year-old Benjamin Biancofiori earlier this week near the end of a months-long investigation involving local officers in Naperville and Carol Stream. Biancofiori’s criminal record goes back to the 90’s, when he was just 18 and charged with beating and robbing a popular suburban teen who later took his own life. The FBI says Biancofiori is a violent pimp […]

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