Tom Negovan

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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    Students in suburban high school say staff member behind rash of thefts

    EVANSTON, Ill. – Video has captured what appears to be a theft in progress inside a locker at a suburban high school Students at Evanston Township High School say they recognize the person to be a staff member – not another student. Students tell WGN News they think a staff member is behind a rash of thefts from their lockers.. The video has been making the rounds on social media. Police saw it this morning, but still haven’t heard from […]

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    John Boehner calls Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

    WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker John Boehner called Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh,” in a withering interview at Stanford University published Thursday. In it, he repeated many of the same attacks he used last month while calling on his successor, Paul Ryan, to seek the Republican nomination. “Lucifer in the flesh,” Boehner told Stanford’s David Kennedy, a history professor emeritus, according to the Stanford Daily. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with […]

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    Judge sentences Dennis Hastert to 15 months in prison in hush-money case

    CHICAGO — A federal judge has sentenced Dennis Hastert to 15 months in prison in a hush-money case that centered on accusations that the former U.S. House speaker sexually abused at least four students when he was a high school wrestling coach. Judge Thomas M. Durkin announced the sentence Wednesday. Hastert also must undergo sex offender treatment, two years of supervised release after his time behind bars and a $250,000 fine to go to a crime victims fund. He pleaded guilty […]

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    Dennis Hastert to be sentenced tomorrow

    CHICAGO — Will he do time? A federal judge will answer that question tomorrow in the case of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. He pleaded guilty last fall to illegally structuring bank withdrawals to pay millions in hush money which was allegedly used to cover up past sexual abuse. The vaunted, favorite son of Yorkville, Illinois, the high school wrestling coach who became the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House who fought for severe punishment for sex offenders now stands accused […]

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    1 questioned after 2 people found dead at Lyons senior home

    LYONS, Ill. — Lyons police were questioning a “person of interest” in the killings of a man and a woman whose bodies were found at a senior living home in the southwest suburb Monday morning. The two victims, a man in his late 60s and a woman in her mid-40s, were found dead late Monday morning at the Riverwalk Senior Residences, 8019 Ogden Avenue in Lyons, said Ray Hanania, a spokesman for Lyons police, in emails Monday evening. A person of interest […]

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    What to watch on Super Tuesday

    Donald Trump can’t lock up the Republican nomination Tuesday — but he can counter his two opponents’ divide-and-conquer strategy and reassert his dominance in the race by running the table in five states. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, could finally start to see the finish line. If she’s able to handily defeat Bernie Sanders, she could leave the Vermont senator with no real path to the Democratic nomination. There are 172 Republican delegates at stake, and 384 up for grabs on the […]

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    ‘Individual A’ sues Hastert for money over unpaid hush money

    CHICAGO — A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decades ago and was later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet has filed a lawsuit saying he’s only been paid about half the money. The person known as “Individual A” in court documents filed the lawsuit Monday in Yorkville, the northern Illinois city where Hastert allegedly abused several boys while he was a wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. In the lawsuit, “Individual […]

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    Did former deputy fire commissioner get preferential treatment after crash?

    CHICAGO — Former deputy commissioner John McNicholas had been drinking when he crashed a city-owned SUV. He has not been charged with DUI. Police say they didn`t even test him for alcohol. And insiders call it a case of a top official getting preferential treatment. McNicholas resigned late Wednesday after the crash happened early that morning at Lake Shore Drive and LaSalle. At the time, police said no one was hurt or charged and that alcohol did not appear to be […]

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    Massive warehouse fire continues to burn in suburbs

    WOODRIDGE, Ill. –-Firefighters continue to pour water on hot spots from a massive fire that destroyed a west suburban furniture warehouse overnight. So much water has been used on the blaze at the Room Place facility, many residents of Woodridge are under a boil order. The flames broke out at about 5:00 pm and spread through the 700 thousand square foot distribution center. 50 employees escaped without injury.  Firefighters evacuated the building before the roof and walls collapsed. Crews from […]

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    Man released from jail after serving 22 years for wrongful murder conviction

    CHICAGO — Cook County state’s attorney dropped double murder charges against Eddie Bolden today. Bolden is now 46 and spent the last 22 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of two drug related murders.  He was able to walk out of prison this afternoon. “I just didn’t accept a life sentence,” Boden  told a crowd of reporters waiting outside the jail.  “They said I had life. I didn’t say I had life.” A Cook County judge ordered a new […]


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