Tom Negovan
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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
  • Veteran, service dog turned away from restaurant; Manager fired

    ALGONQUIN, Ill. — Memorial Day is a time to remember our nation’s veterans, those who have gone to war to help keep the country free. But Sunday, a north suburban vet had an experience that shows not everyone remembers. And what happened to him at an Algonquin restaurant should serves a reminder to us all. Garrett Loughran of Huntley has served four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. And like a lot of veterans, Garrett uses a service dog to help […]

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    Sailor from Illinois dies overseas

    ABU DHABI– A sailor from Illinois has died overseas, according to the Department of Defense. Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan D. Burris, 24, of Lisle, died May 21, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, of a non-combat related incident at Zayed Military City as he was helping to support Operation Inherent Resolve—that is the fight against ISIS. He was temporarily assigned to the Crisis Response Element of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula, Special Operations Command Central, U.S. Central Command, according to […]

  • Rahm kicks off ‘Summer of Faith and Action’ tonight

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is kicking-off another ‘Summer of Faith and Action’ tonight– hoping to turn the tide with the help of local religious leaders. He said Thursday “If we’re gonna be a city with one future, we all have to act with one future in mind.” Mayor Emanuel said “When people come back outside the church and occupy the streets in a family-friendly way there’s no place for gang-bangers. They only operate on fear.” Getting young people on-board is a […]

  • Mayor Emanuel kicking off ‘Summer of Faith and Action’

    CHICAGO– Chicago’s still reeling from another violent weekend, a staggering number of shootings— 49 in just over two days and the mayor is vowing to do something about it. He’s kicking-off another ‘Summer of Faith and Action’ this Friday– hoping to turn the tide with the help of local religious leaders. Mayor Rahm Emanuel sa id Thursday “If we’re gonna be a city with one future, we all have to act with one future in mind.” Artist and activist FM […]

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    Teen killed just days before graduation; Mother takes his place on stage

    CALUMET CITY, Ill. — For some Chicagoland high school students, today was graduation day. At one Calumet City school, it was also a time of mourning for a graduating senior who lost his life over the weekend. Aaron Dunigan, 18, was remembered in a very special way at his Calumet City school’s graduation ceremony – his mother took her son’s place on the stage. Aaron was killed Saturday. He was a front-seat passenger in a car involved in a head-on collision. […]

  • Chicago police investigating video of officer who appears to be sleeping on the job

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are investigating a video posted online that shows an officer seemingly asleep inside his cruiser. The video was posted to Facebook on May 15th and has been shared over 25,000 times. The video shot in the area of 63rd and South Campbell in the Southwest Side Marquette Park neighborhood though it is unclear exactly when. The video goes on for over a minute.  It appears pretty clear the officer is sleeping on the job in a […]

  • 81-year-old great-grandmother wounded in South Side shooting

    CHICAGO — A great-grandmother and one of her grandchildren were wounded in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side Friday. 81-year-old Lola Buress was attending visitation for her late daughter at a funeral home near 78th and Carpenter in the Gresham neighborhood. The family returned home around the corner to relax on the front porch when someone drove by and opened fired. Iola was struck in her wrist and abdomen. Her 34-year-old grandson, Sylvester, was struck in the hip. They were […]

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    3 shot near Dan Ryan on South Side

    CHICAGO — Three people were shot this afternoon near the Dan Ryan Expressway on the South Side According to Chicago Police, three men were shot around 2 p.m. in the 6000 block of S Wentworth in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. Two were taken to the hospital. One refused medical attention. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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    Second boutique robbed at knife-point in a week

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for a suspect or suspects after two armed robberies at two high-end stores in week. Police say a man entered Londo Mondo in the 2100 block of N. Halsted around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. He said he was shopping for a gift for his girlfriend and looked around but didn’t touch anything. When he found a gift ,he said he’d like to pay cash. He waited until the female clerk opened the register  then he […]

  • Family grieves, searches for answers in rare Dolton murder

    DOLTON, Ill. — Dolton hadn’t had a murder in two years, until 3:45 Wednesday afternoon. That’s when a victim, shot yesterday, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. 21-year-old Demetrius Southerland was from Chicago. He was visiting his girlfriend in Dolton, Ill., out walking her dog Tuesday night when he was shot in the head. Dolton police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force have been working the case since then. Southerland worked construction […]


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