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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.”

Recent Articles
  • Services held for Chicago Bears legend Doug Buffone

    CHICAGO — Visitation and funeral Mass were held Friday afternoon for Chicago Bears great Doug Buffone. Family and fans filled old St. Patrick’s Church to say goodbye to the legendary linebacker and broadcaster. A fourth-round draft pick by the team in 1966, Buffone played all 14 years with the Bears during the team’s transition from Wrigley Field to Soldier Field. Buffone started 113 of his 186 games with the team and intercepted 24 passes. He helped lead the Bears to […]

  • A close-up photograph showing a Starbucks sign attached to a kiosk located in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Starbucks reports nationwide register outages

    SEATTLE (AP) — A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada. The company said Friday evening that its stores that had not already closed for the evening were closing early. Starbucks says it was working to fix the problem. Company spokesman Jim Olson says the problem affected 7,000 U.S. stores and 1,000 in Canada. Earlier, customers found some stores closed and others offering free coffee. Customer Suveer Sharma […]

  • Mourners say final farewell to Chicago’s Cardinal George

    CHICAGO — Mourners said their final goodbyes to the late Cardinal Francis George of Chicago Thursday, who was known as a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy. While the people at Holy Name Cathedral today might make up the church, they were all aware for that for the past 17 years Francis Cardinal George was the church. As the sun was shining brightly, a final tribute was made to the man known as a good listener, a true intellect and […]

  • University of Colorado student from Western Springs missing

    BOULDER, Colorado — A college student from suburban Western Springs is missing in Colorado. 20-year old Berry “Tyler” Allen is a communications student at the University of Colorado in Boulder. His parents say his roommates saw him last, April 14. His final text to friends was on April 16. Allen’s parents reported him missing on Saturday and went to Boulder to join the search for him. On Monday, they put up flyers to raise awareness about their son’s disappearance. His […]


    Former Bears linebacker Doug Buffone dies at 70

    CHICAGO – Remembered for his play on the field and his commentary off it, Doug Buffone was one of the more recognizable alumni of the Chicago Bears over the past generation. Those who enjoyed that work are in mourning today after the former Bears linebacker was found dead in his home, according a report in the Chicago Tribune. Buffone was 70 year old. At 5:30 P.M. the Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey released this statement on the death of Buffone: […]

  • Archbishop Blase Cupich: ‘May Cardinal George rest in peace’

    CHICAGO — Archbishop Blase Cupich announced the death of Francis Cardinal George at a news conference Friday. Here is what he said: “A man of peace, tenacity and courage has been called home to the Lord. Our beloved Cardinal George passed away today at 10:45 a.m. at the Residence. “Cardinal George’s life’s journey began and ended in Chicago. He was a man of great courage who overcame many obstacles to become a priest. When he joined the priesthood he did not seek a comfortable […]

  • CPS CEO under fire – and its not the first time

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s Public Schools  CEO Barbra Byrd-Bennett is facing scrutiny over a no-bid contract awarded to her former employer. Turns out, she’s been in the hot seat before – the last time she ran a school district. The last place Byrd-Bennett was a public schools CEO was in Cleveland. And she was praised for reforming the school district there. But she also faced a firestorm of criticism over spending and a state investigation ten years ago. At the time, […]

  • Hundreds protest over minimum wage in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of people marched through Chicago’s business district in support of an effort to raise the minimum raise to $15 an hour. The Fight for $15 demonstration was part of a nation-wide effort Wednesday to win higher pay and a union for fast-food and other low-wage workers. Organizers said demonstrations were planned for more than 230 U.S. cities. Chicago’s protest began early Wednesday with a rally outside a South Side McDonald’s restaurant. It moved in the afternoon […]

  • Homaro Cantu, famed Chicago chef of Moto, found dead

    CHICAGO —  Homaro Cantu, who founded the Michelin-honored restaurant Moto, has been found dead. Police say he was found hanging in a building where he wanted to open a brewery on the Northwest sSide. Police suspect suicide. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. Limited information from the Cook County medical examiner’s office confirms Cantu’s death was not a homicide. Everybody knew him as Omar, the chef who blended science and cuisine and had a passion for changing the way we […]

  • Vandals ransack Chicago church, eat Communion hosts

    CHICAGO — Parishioners at a small Southeast Side church are reeling from what vandals did Thursday night, while most Chicagoans were preoccupied by severe weather. The suspects broke into Lebanon Lutheran Church in the Hegewisch neighborhood and trashed the office area and stole whatever they could, including a couple of laptops and a new Bose sound-system. But that’s not the worst part. That would be reserved for an act straight out of a Steven King flick. Someone made their way […]


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