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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.”

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    Protesters torch cars but fewer arrests, fewer incidents: Ferguson

    The tension here got thicker with every tick of the clock Tuesday night. But in the end, Ferguson was spared the kind of damage inflicted on it a day earlier. There were fewer arrests and fewer instances of vandalism. And while there was plenty of anger among its residents, it was channeled in chants and not chaos. “We were perhaps not optimistic but we were at least hopeful we would have a better night than we had,” said St. Louis […]

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    No indictment for Ferguson officer; Decision met with protests, hostility

    FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, setting off fresh confrontations between protesters and police in the tense Missouri city Monday night. The grand jurors were “the only ones who have heard all the evidence,” St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said. After an “exhaustive review,” the jurors deliberated for two days before coming to this decision, he said.  

  • Dramatic video released of suburban crash that killed 3, injured 23

    Dramatic images and audio have been released by police in the Oak Lawn crash last month that claimed the lives of two nuns and the driver. The 11 car pile up occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday October 5th. Oak Lawn police released surveillance video of the crash to WGN. It shows an out of control Ford pickup truck plowing into cars speeding toward 95th and Cicero. It approaches the intersection already in the wrong lane and misses a motorcycle […]

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    Rauner calls state’s financial condition ‘dire’

    Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner is decrying the state of the state’s finances.  He says straightening out the books in Illinois is job one. “The financial condition of the state of Illinois is stunningly bad.  It’s horrible,” Rauner told reporters in Springfield today.  “Our financial condition is dire.  We need to take strong action to fix it.” Rauner told reporters the same thing he has been telling members of the General Assembly — that he and his team want to understand every […]

  • Battle for governor begins against Quinn and Rauner

    Rauner reaches out to lawmakers in Springfield

    Governor-elect Bruce Rauner goes to Springfield today to meet with state lawmakers in the midst of their fall veto session. Rauner will ask them to postpone action on key legislation until January, when the new General Assembly is sworn in. Among the issues still to be decided are a hike in the state minimum wage and a proposal to make the state’s temporary income tax hike permanent.

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    Rauner to spend Thursday meeting lawmakers at state capitol

    Governor-elect Bruce Rauner will spend Thursday at the state capitol in Springfield. Rauner will meet with lawmakers and urge them to take no action on major pieces of legislation, like extending an increase in the state income tax, until after a new general assembly’s sworn in on January 14th. Rauner will also meet the state’s treasurer-elect, Democratic State Senator Mike Frerichs. Frerichs claimed victory today, two weeks after the election. He defeated Republican Tom Cross in one of the closest […]

  • Dramatic surveillance video released in suburban hospital shooting

      Dramatic surveillance video has been released in the armed confrontation at a north suburban hospital in which Highland park Police shot and killed a man who was threatening staff members with a gun. Chris Anderson and his 9-year-old daughter Alaysia were taken to NorthShore Highland Park Hospital with minor injuries after a car they were passengers in was in an accident on the Edens November 2. The driver was charged with several offenses including DUI. Two hours after arriving […]

  • Tuesday could be coldest yet

    Chicagoans are shivering through one of the coldest early-season cold snaps on record. Daily temperatures have averaged double-digits below normal for nearly a week and  Tuesday is shaping up to be the coldest day yet. By daybreak the mercury is expected to bottom out in the single-digits. The latest forecast calls for a morning low of 9 degrees- just one degree above the day’s record low of 8 established in 1880. The day’s high is expected to struggle to reach 20 degrees […]

  • Chicagoans, local politicians mourn death of Jane Byrne

    Chicago’s first and only female mayor Jane Byrne passed away Friday. Chicagoans and local politicians took to Twitter and Facebook to mourn her death. As a young City Hall reporter, I often parried with Mayor Jane Byrne. But she was never dull; an indelible part of Chicago history. RIP. — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) November 14, 2014 Naming an interchange after Jane Byrne falls far short of giving her the recognition she deserves as Chicago's female mayor. RIP — John Fritchey (@johnfritchey) […]

  • Scathing report released on Metra: Are commuters’ safety at risk?

    Metra approves nearly 11 percent fare hike

    Metra’s board passed its 2015 budget which includes a nearly 11 percent fare hike that will go into effect Feb. 1. Metra plans to use the fare hikes to fund a $2.4 billion modernization plan which includes rebuilding train cars, buying new train cars and locomotives, and helping finance bonds. Metra is the nation’s second largest commuter rail agency but its train cars are 30 years old, older than the train cars in New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Metra Executive Director Don Orseno has said that if […]


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