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
  • CPS students head back to school Tuesday

    Tomorrow, thousands of Chicago Public School students and educators are headed back to the school. Leaders from the community and CPS are making an effort to get as many students back in the classroom as possible. A Million Father March is planned for Tuesday to challenge for parents across Chicago to become more involved than ever in their children’s’ education. CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennet, Duke Univesity’s Jalil Okofor and rapper Common recorded messages posted online to remind CPS students to […]

  • Travelers hit roadways and skies for holiday weekend

    We’re heading into the last holiday weekend of the summer, and if you have big travel plans, you’ll also have lots of company. Lower gas prices have a lot of us hitting the road this long weekend. In fact, some are predicting this could be the Illinois toll way’s busiest Labor Day weekend ever. The biggest surge of motorists is expected Friday.  

  • Suburban teacher faces child pornography charges

    A suburban middle school teacher is in federal custody on child pornography charges and accused of convincing a teenage boy to send him explicit photos and videos. 51-year-old John Vastis has been a teacher at Buffalo Grove’s Meridian Middle School for 19 years. Federal prosecutors say he convinced a 17-year-old boy to take pornographic images of himself and send them to him. They say they’ve recovered more than 3,000 lines of messages between the two from the teenager’s computer and […]

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    Chicago native fighting for ISIS killed in Syria

    Fighting in Syria has claimed the first American-born jihadi for the terrorist group ISIS. 33-year-old Douglas McCain was born Chicago and grew up in the Robert Taylor Homes on the South Side; his family moved to Minnesota where he dropped out of high school and then moved to San Diego. McCain was killed over the weekend in an attack by U.S.-backed rebels in northern Syria. Two other ISIS fighters were killed alongside McCain in the same attack. Rebels searching his […]

  • Chicago’s North Side hit hard but Monday’s storms

    Storms blew through the Chicago area Monday afternoon leaving behind downed trees and damage. Chicago’s North Side in the Edgewater and Andersonville neighborhoods was particularly hard hit. Winds and rain caused damages to homes and cars, with branches in streets and on top of roofs. PHOTOS: Monday storms in Chicagoloand Residents have begun to cleanup and will continue to do so in the coming days. Anyone with un-cleared trees or concerns should call 311. No injuries were reported.

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    Peace and quiet return to the streets of Ferguson

    (CNN) — When night falls, it’s pitch dark on Ellison Drive, except for one street light shining on three school children shooting hoops. Protest chants for justice for Michael Brown echo over from a block away. The three have heard them for over a week. And on occasion, gunshots. Tear gas mist had filled Ellison Drive on many nights, stinging their eyes and noses and sending them running indoors. “It was so foggy down here; it was foggy here every […]

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    Overnight protests in Ferguson more calm than previous ones

    Not again. There were high hopes that the nightly protests in Ferguson would end peacefully for a change Tuesday. That promise held out for most of the evening — until a water bottle flew at police. By that time, most protesters had cleared out. Journalists outnumbered those who remained. Officers put on helmets and shields, lined up on in front of some businesses and demanded a small crowd there clear out. But when the bottle flew, officers broke into a […]

  • Calls for calm continue in Fergsuon ahead of Holder visit

    Two civilians were shot, four police officers were injured and nearly 80 people arrested in another night of violence in Ferguson, Missouri. Police deployed tear gas and stun grenades while facing molotov cocktails, rocks and even bullets. Tensions seem to faded in the light of day but police are concerned about what tonight may bring. Attorney General Eric Holder visits the area tomorrow. A public memorial for Michael Brown will be held on Monday.

  • ‘This has to stop': 31 arrested after fresh confrontation in Ferguson

    At least 31 people were arrested in Ferguson after peaceful protests devolved into another night of chaos. And many of those arrested came from as far away as New York and California, said Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson early Tuesday. Johnson didn’t provide additional details, but his remark confirmed what many in Ferguson have been saying all along: the protesters who have turned the nightly demonstrations into tense confrontations with heavily armed police officers aren’t local residents. “I’m […]

  • National Guard arrives in Ferguson; Obama speaks on situation

    There have been no reports of violence so far today in Ferguson, Missouri after police were forced to fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters last night, when demonstrations got out of hand. But there have been developments in the investigation into Michael Brown’s death. A caller to a St. Louis radio station says Officer Darren Wilson shot at Brown, only after Brown rushed at police, and tried to grab the officer’s gun. CNN is quoting sources close to […]


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