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Tom Negovan

Tom Negovan joined WGN News in 2005 from the investigative unit at CBS-owned KYW-TV in Philadelphia. Since then, he’s spent countless hours at the anchor desk and crisscrossed the country covering everything from political campaigns to acts of terror.

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, Tom anchored our breaking news coverage and was reporting from Boston the next day. He didn’t come home until the surviving terrorist was in custody, bringing Chicago viewers live coverage of the dramatic arrest in Watertown, Massachusetts.

When Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, Tom, a member of relief organization Team Rubicon, worked long shifts providing disaster aid to the people of Queens, NY while shooting stories for WGN.

Tom flew to Colorado with former Governor Rod Blagojevich as he reported to federal prison. He’s sat down with Barack Obama, roamed Taliban-controlled pockets of Afghanistan with the US Army, performed in front of a sell-out crowd at the House of Blues with Chicago rockers, the Lovehammers, trained alongside DEA agents at their headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, and been blacked out twice by the Blue Angels.

Tom completed three Chicago Marathons before being sidelined for good in 2009, when his motorcycle was hit by a car. After recovering from a broken back, he joined the campaign to make drivers more aware of motorcycles.

Tom’s been named one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors, written for both the Chicago Tribune and Michigan Avenue magazine and mentored the next generation of storytellers through the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and Street-Level Youth Media. In 2014, WGN named him Employee of the Year for his fearless coverage of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

And yes, he’s picked up a few Emmy Awards along the way.

When Mark’s busy, you’ll find Tom filling in on WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine and Ten alongside Micah Materre. But truth be told, he’d rather be out covering a story.


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    Protests outside DNC intensifying; Secret Service arrest 4

    PHILADELPHIA – Protests outside the Democratic National Convention have intensified. Last night the Secret Service arrested four people as some protesters tried to break through the barricades surrounding the Wells Fargo Center. It started as an angry but mostly peaceful protest by the group Black Lives Matter. Hundreds of activists marched for miles down Broad Street to the site of the convention, trailed by Philadelphia police. When they reached the arena, many just kept going, shoving their way through police […]

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    Black Lives Matter group protests near DNC

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    Sanders supporters march ahead of opening night speech

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    Next governor of Illinois hot topic at DNC

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    Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down as Democratic Party chairwoman

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she is stepping down as Democratic Party chairwoman at the end of this week’s convention. The Florida congresswoman has been under fire following the publication of hacked emails suggesting the Democratic National Committee favored Hillary Clinton in the presidential primaries. That prompted runner-up Bernie Sanders to call Sunday for Wasserman Schultz’simmediate resignation. In a statement, Wasserman Schultz says she still plans to fulfill her duties formally opening and closing the convention in Philadelphia. She also says […]

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    Indiana volunteer firefighter suspended over racist Facebook post

    SOUTH HAVEN, Ind. — A volunteer firefighter in northwest Indiana has been suspended over a racist post on Facebook. The post has been linked to a South Haven volunteer firefighter.  The department is investigating. The post includes a photo of a van with a graphic of two people with spears, the n-word, and is accompanied by the message “Started a new moving company …  anyone need help moving?” Members of the department, both full-time and volunteer, sign a social media contract […]

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    Hearing held ahead of potential CPD investigation

    CHICAGO – A public hearing was held Tuesday night as the Department of Justice works to determine if the Chicago Police Dept. will come under investigation. The Department of Justice calls it a “civil pattern” or a “practice investigation.” Wednesday night at one of a series of hearings, the Department of Justice heard from mothers who’ve lost children in police involved shootings. Members of the public also voiced their concerns. The feds launched an investigation after the fatal police shooting […]

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    Chilling 911 tapes released of abandoned newborn discovery

    LOWELL, Ind. — A 9-year-old girl in northwestern Indiana found an abandoned newborn baby wrapped in a towel in her family’s backyard. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department says the girl told her mother, who carried the baby inside and called police to their home in Lowell on Monday. Police say the baby was found with the umbilical cord and placenta still attached. They think she could have been there as long as a day. The baby was taken to a […]

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    Hundreds protest police shootings with rally and march

    CHICAGO  — Protesters marched peacefully through Chicago Loop in another day of demonstrations over police methods sparked by the fatal shooting to two black men by white officers in Minnesota and Louisiana. Monday’s demonstration was organized over social media by teenage girls who said they were determined to keep it peaceful. Sit-in across the Michigan Avenue bridge. #BlackLivesMatter @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/BEugeXkeiU — Tom Negovan (@WGNNegovan) July 11, 2016 Demonstrators met in a park along the Lake Michigan shore. Organizers said many […]