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
  • BGA questions police shootings stats

    CHICAGO — With the actions of law enforcement in the spotlight across America, Chicago earned another dubious distinction. The Better Government Association says the city tops the nation in fatal shootings by police. 70 people were shot and killed by Chicago police between 2010 and 2014.  That is by far, the most in the nation, followed by Phoenix, Philadelphia, Houston and L.A.  Add in the non-fatal shootings over that same span, and it’s about one a week. In those 5 […]

  • Suburb’s decision to close school leaves students, parents on edge

    FRANKFORT, Ill.  — A multi-million dollar dilemma is facing a school district in the southwest suburbs.  They need to close a school. The question now is which one? The wait for the answer has parents, teachers and especially students on edge this summer. WGN’s Tom Negovan has more.

  • Teen dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan at 31st Street Beach

    CHICAGO — A teenager has died after being pulled from Lake Michigan Friday night. Police say the 17-year-old was pulled unresponsive from the lake at the 31st Street Beach just before 9 p.m. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. Several swimmers went in try and help the teen before emergency crews arrived.  All those swimmers are accounted for.   This is a developing story.  Check back for details.    

  • Officers help man escape from burning home

    NORRDIGE, Ill. —  A man was pulled to safety after being trapped inside his smoky, burning home. A group of suburban police officers risked their lives to save his. WGN’s Tom Negovan has more on the story.

  • Man dies in Chicago police custody; Family demands answers

    CHICAGO – A Southwest Side family is the latest to demand answers after the death of a loved one in police custody. 24-year-old Heriberto Godinez, Jr. died in police custody early Monday in the Brighton Park neighborhood.  Police were responding to a burglary call and said they found the suspect, Godinez, at the scene sweating and having a tough time breathing. Paramedics were called but despite their efforts, police say Godinez became unresponsive and died. The man’s family, and their […]

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    New dash cam footage of Sandra Bland’s arrest released

    *** Warning: viewer discretion advised. HEMPSTEAD, Texas — A newly released dashcam video documents how a routine traffic stop escalated into a shouting confrontation between a Texas state trooper and Sandra Bland that led to the woman’s arrest. The Texas Department of Public Safety has uploaded a second video of Bland’s arrest after removing its first upload from Tuesday night. Questions arose following the first video after sequences appeared to have had glitches or been edited. The new video was uploaded […]

  • Residents, alderman outraged over billboard construction, road closure

    CHICAGO – A northwest side alderman took matters into his own hands in an attempt to stop a billboard from being built along the Kennedy Expressway. Ald. John Arena and residents in the 45th Ward say city officials have not been forthcoming with information regarding the new billboard. A road was closed as part of installation of an electronic billboard and residents say they were never informed the closed road was never going to reopen. The billboard is to be installed […]

  • Cook County board approves sales tax increase

    CHICAGO — The Cook County board has approved the sales tax increase. The 1% increase lifts Chicago’s total sales tax to 10.25% and is now the highest in the nation. Board president Toni Preckwinkle’s proposed the increase. Preckwinkle says it would raise almost half a billion dollars a year in new revenue. Critics say a sales tax increase would drive shoppers to the collar counties, and cost Cook County businesses a lot of money.  

  • Police seek suspect in attempted North Side kidnapping

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for a man who tried to kidnap a girl on the city’s North Side. The attempted kidnapping occurred Monday morning on the 3000 block of North Francisco in the Avondale neighborhood. Police say the man grabbed the girl and started to drag her toward a parked white van. Her friend grabbed her leg and began to yell. The man picked up the girl’s belongings, got into the van and took off. He’s described as Hispanic, […]

  • Police seek suspect in attempted kidnapping on North Side

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for a suspect who reportedly attempted to kidnap a girl walking in the city’s Avondale neighborhood. Police say the man grabbed the girl Monday around 7:20 a.m. in the 3000 block of N. Francisco. He dragged the girl towards a parked white van which had the rear doors open. The girl’s friend, whom was walking with her at the time, grabbed the victim’s legs and began yelling. The suspect got into the van and drove […]


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