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
  • Contract talks break down between Chicago teachers and city

    CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago Teachers Union says negotiations have broken down days ahead of the teachers’ contract expiring. CTU President Karen Lewis’ comments on Thursday were in stark contrast to earlier in the week when union officials said both sides were close to a deal. The contract for teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district expires on Tuesday. Lewis said at a Thursday news conference that Chicago Public Schools’ “bargaining rhetoric is as empty as their […]

  • Lee, Grundy counties declared disaster areas

    Cleanup and recovery efforts are underway 24 hours after areas in northern Illinois were struck by several tornadoes. Both Lee and Grundy counties have been declared disaster areas. Governor Rauner toured the devastation by air and ground today marking the second time since April he had toe make the rounds in a disaster zone. WGN’s Tom Negovan and Erik Runge have more.

  • High winds cause damage in Sublette

    STERLING, Ill. — The National Weather Service reports high winds have also caused damage near the Lee County community of Sublette. Meteorologist Gino Izzi says he couldn’t confirm that a tornado touched down in the community, located about 85 miles west of Chicago. However, downed trees and power lines and damage to vehicles at a recreation trailer park were reported. No injuries were reported when the roof of a sporting goods store in nearby Sterling collapsed.  

  • Firefighters who rescued teen attend her graduation 10 years later

    CHICAGO — It was graduation day for students at Northwestern College and the ceremony became the scene of an incredible reunion between one graduate and two firefighters who made sure she was alive to cross the stage. Ten years ago, almost exactly, an apartment building on Chicago’s South Side was set ablaze and 13-year-old Jasmine Doss was trapped inside. Firefights John Patton was among the rescue crews on the scene and went in the home to rescue Jasmine. He was […]

  • Stanley Cup continues to take city by storm

    CHICAGO — The Stanley Cup had its parade and Solider Field rally but it didn’t stop there. The Cup, reportedly taken by more coaching staffers than players Thursday night, continued hitting up Chicago hot spots. Here’s where it was spotted: HYATT on Wacker CAPRI RISTORANTE in Burr Ridge CROSSROADS 1120 W. Madison JEFFERSON TAP 325 N. Jefferson TWO RESTAURANT AND BAR 1132 W. Grand CHICAGO CUT 300 N. LaSalle (Credit to @JaySully for the photo)

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    Mumford and Sons concert at Montrose Beach postponed until Friday

     ​ CHICAGO — Mumford and Sons have postponed tonight’s concert at Montrose Beach due to weather, the band announced on Facebook. “Despite huge efforts against really unfavourable weather, the local promoters have been unable to build us a stage in time for the show tonight,” the statement read. Read the full announcement below:

  • Suburbs cope with flooding day after heavy rains

    NORTHLAKE, Ill. — Some Northlake residents are finally getting a break Tuesday afternoon. The flooding they have been dealing with since last night is starting to recede. Around Division Street and 45th Avenue, there was bad flooding. The Addison Creek overflowed, and sewer systems became backed up. The water entered basements and flooded them, as well as yards. Neighbors say this always happens whenever there’s a flash flood. The Northlake mayor is looking for money from the state or county, […]

  • 3 hurt in ammonia leak on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — Three workers were taken to an area hospital after an ammonia leak Tuesday afternoon on the city’s Northwest Side. A hazardous material alert was calledShortly before 3 p.m. by the Chicago Fire Department at Koch Foods at 4405 W. Berteau Ave. Three workers were transported to a local hospital, where their conditions were stabilized. Koch Foods is a supplier of poultry products for retail operators.   The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

  • Father Pfleger’s speech draws protestors to suburb

    TINLEY PARK, Ill. –Protestors and hecklers turned out for a speech given by Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger. St Sabina’s leader was in Tinley Park Thursday to talk about escalating violence. But members of the NRA say he’s trampling on the right to bear arms. WGN’s Tom Negovan has the full story.

  • Convicted killers still on loose after ‘Shawshank’-style prison escape

    DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two convicted murderers who used power tools to escape from a maximum-security New York prison in a “Shawshank Redemption”-style breakout. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Richard Matt and David Sweat broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in an “elaborate, sophisticated operation” that involved shimmying through a steam pipe. The men were reported missing from their beds at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Roadblocks were set up in the area of the prison, about […]

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