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
  • Annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe underway in Des Plaines

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — An annual pilgrimage that dates back to the 1980s kicked off in the northwest suburbs on Monday. Hundreds of faithful Catholics traveled miles to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, Ill. Those who came brought candles, torches and prayers. Many come as a way to say thank you to the Virgin Mary. The shrine is the most visited in the United States. The largest in the world is the Basilica of Our […]

  • Man found shot to death in suburban Walmart parking lot

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. – A man was found shot to death in a Walmart parking lot in the northern suburbs. Police responded to a call just before 6 p.m. on Monday at the Walmart in Waukegan, Ill. on Fountain Square Place. It was reported as a traffic accident followed by shots fired. The man was declared dead at the scene. Police said they are still gathering information from witnesses but they believe the incident was isolated and that the victim was […]

  • 3 displaced after extra-alarm fire in Bridgeport

    CHICAGO — An extra-alarm townhome fire in the 1300 block of W. 32nd Place displaced three people Friday night. The fire was reported about 7:45 p.m. Friday, according to the Chicago Fire Department, and fire spread to an adjacent townhome. The department said the fire was under control as of 8:30 p.m. No injuries were immediately reported. 2 11 alarm 1300 block of 32 street multiple structures pic.twitter.com/BhviJt449T — Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) December 9, 2017

  • Protesters rally against Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

    CHICAGO — A crowd of about 200 protesters rallied in Daley Plaza before matching on the Israeli consulate Thursday night, speaking out against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The otherwise peaceful demonstration was marred by a violent clash with aggressive neo-Nazi counter-protesters who wore masks and chanted a Nazi slogan, “blood and soil,” before being run off by demonstrators. Some words were exchanged and punches thrown, but police did not need to intervene. The […]

  • Blagojevich: 5 year anniversary

    Lawmakers ask Supreme Court to hear Blagojevich case

    CHICAGO — Disgraced ex-governor Rod Blagojevich is taking his case to the U.S. Supreme Court and in a bold move, a large group of current and former Illinois lawmakers have agreed to help him make his argument. The list includes some high-profile names in congress such as Mike Quigley, Jan Schakowsky, Bobby Rush and Luis Gutierrez. They said they are not taking a stand on the ex-governor’s guilt or innocence. What they are doing is asking the country’s highest court to clear the […]

  • ‘Out of control’ wildfire forcing thousands to evacuate in Southern California

    LOS ANGELES  — Thousands of Southern Californians fled their homes Tuesday as an immense, incredibly fast-moving brush fire pushed by howling Santa Ana winds scorched parts of Ventura County. By noon Tuesday, none of the fire had been contained and it had grown to 45,500 acres — about 71 square miles — in just 13 hours. “Fires are breaking out across the so. Cal. Region… Be fire safe. Firefighters are working very hard to minimize damage to property. Evacuations are […]

  • Chicago activists heading to Washington to support ‘Dreamers’

    CHICAGO — A busload of local activists left the Pilsen neighborhood on Tuesday to head to the nation’s capital for a meeting with Illinois politicians. They’re demanding protection for immigrants now facing an uncertain future About 60 Chicago-area activists are on their way to Washington D.C. where they plan to call for a ‘Clean’ DREAM Act and a clear path to citizenship for millions of immigrants. “In Illinois, the futures of more than 41,000 documented people and their families are […]

  • Wild, windy weather collapses canopy at suburban gas station

    ALSIP, Ill. — Wild weather including high winds whipped up all kinds of problems across Chicagoland Monday, including a narrow escape for a couple of motorists in the south suburbs. At a Citgo gas station near 117th St. and Pulaski, two cars were gassing up under an awning when strong winds knocked it over.  Luckily, witnesses say the two people who were pumping gas ran away just in time as the structure fell. The miraculously undamaged cars will be removed Tuesday. Strong […]

  • Suburban school district faces another suit from transgender student

    PALATINE — A school district in the NW suburbs has become a battleground in the fight over transgender student rights again, after a second student filed a suit against Township High School District 211. For the second time, a transgender student is suing the district, demanding access to the girl’s locker room. In the lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court Thursday, 18-year-old Nova Maday says school officials have been denying her the use of the girls’ locker room during physical […]

  • Armed suspect dies after police-involved shooting

    CHICAGO — An armed man shot by Chicago police on the South Side Wednesday afternoon has now died. The shooting happened at about 2:15 p.m. at 61st and King Drive in the Washington Park neighborhood. Officers were responding to a call of shots fired when they shot a man who they say was carrying a semi-automatic pistol. Police said they called an ambulance right away and recovered a handgun at the scene. Aquoness Cathery was transported to Stroger Hospital in critical […]