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
  • Emanuel says city will help house unaccompanied child migrants

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans today to help house unaccompanied child migrants in the city. In a statement, the mayor’s office said it will work with the federal government and local organizations, including law firms, to create space in Chicago “for hundreds of additional unaccompanied child migrants traveling from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border in the coming year.” “While we have our own challenges at home, we cannot turn our backs on children who are fleeing dangerous conditions,” […]

  • Former head of a Chicago-area Islamic charity, alleged Bin Laden associate may have citizenship revoked

    The former head of a Chicago-area Islamic charity and alleged associate of Osama Bin Laden served time behind bars and now he could have his citizenship revoked. WGN’s Tom Negovan has the story.

  • Controversial gun shop wins approval by village board in Niles

    Plans for a new gun shop and shooting range won approval in Niles Tuesday night. The gun shop would be built close to several schools, which has led to some opposition. Niles currently has an ordinance banning the sale of handguns in its business district, but the courts could overrule it.    

  • 1 hour, 2 crashes: 5 dead in Will County

    A pair of deadly accidents just miles from each other, on the same stretch of I-55 in Will County claimed the lives of five people Monday. Of the five motorists killed, four, all female, lost their lives in a pileup at Arsenal Rd, involving three cars and two semis. “It appears the tractor-trailer may have been driving in a construction zone at a speed more than the posted 55 miles per hour,” Lt.Randy Ness of the Illinois State Police told […]

  • Chicago’s Malaysian community holds prayer vigil

    A candlelight prayer vigil held tonight by members of Chicago’s close knit Malaysian community. That ceremony just wrapping up. A small gathering here in Bridgeport, but a meaningful one. Members of Chicago’s Malaysian community thanking their city for its outpouring of support while acknowledging the global nature of this attack, which claimed victims from 11 countries. Tonight they lit 298 candles at the corner of 31st and Wallace, one for each of the lives lost. There was an emotional moment […]

  • Orange Line Suspects 2

    Police seek suspects who robbed CTA passengers at gunpoint

    Police are searching for two suspects who reportedly robbed several CTA passengers at gunpoint. Police say the robberies occurred around 4pm on the Orange Line train as the train was between the Halsted and Roosevelt stop. The suspects reportedly boarded the train car and announced an armed robbery, police said. They robbed several people and fled with items when the train arrived at the Roosevelt stop, police said. The CTA did not make a statement other than to say it’s […]

  • Suburb warns about dangers of heroin

    Heroin overdoses are a growing threat in the suburbs. Tonight the community in Orland Park came together to combat the problem. They warned residents of the dangers of the drug at a community meeting. WGN’s Tom Negovan has the story.

  • Chicagoland braces for big drop in temps

    The Chicago area is about to experience a drop of temperatures. High will barely reach 70 degrees for a few days. The weather will also be dry – another change for what has been a very wet summer. The cooler spell will be short lived however, with 90s in  the forecast for next week.

  • Teen remains in hospital after car swallowed by sinkhole

    A west suburban boy continues to recover after sustaining injuries Tuesday when the car he was riding in plunged into a sinkhole. 15-year-old Benjamin Hernandez and his mother San Juanita Pineda were delivering papers early Tuesday, the morning after severe storms hit the Chicago area. Pineda was driving one minute, 10-feet under the road the next. Pineda called 911 from inside the car. Her son was badly hurt. “He was having problems breathing,” Pineda said. “He was having chest pains, […]

  • 8 miles of US 30 to close for storm repairs

    Indiana drivers will be facing a big reroute during the morning rush on Thursday due to an 8 mile closure. US-30 will be shut down between US-41 and I-65 starting at 10 p.m. tonight as crews work to repair power lines and replace traffic signals damaged by Monday night’s storm. Here’s what you can expect: US-30 Blocked US-41 to I-65 US-41 traffic will get past US-30 north and south, but traffic will not be allowed to turn east onto US-30. […]