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
  • 3-day protest at Chicago’s Dyett High School beings today

    CPS announces Dyett will be an open enrollment school with arts focus and technology hub

    CHICAGO — After weeks of controversy and protest, Chicago Public Schools announced a plan for Dyett High School. CPS says “a new open enrollment, arts-focused neighborhood high school and community innovation lab” will open for the 2016-2017 school year. Walter H. Dyett high school was closed at the end of the year as part of a phaseout process. The board of education says it closed the school because of poor performance and declining enrollment. "#Dyett will not only be saved, […]

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    Search continues for three suspects in deadly shooting of Fox Lake officer

    FOX LAKE, Ill. – The search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a Fox Lake officer is nearing the end of its second day with still no arrests. U.S Secret Service, armed with MP5 machine guns were part of the law enforcement that blanketed one neighborhood late Wednesday. U.S. Marshalls were also part of the day’s efforts that included following leads all over town and using resources from an array of state, local and federal agencies. But Wednesday […]

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    Federal, local law enforcement agencies join in massive search for suspects

    FOX LAKE, Ill. – Fox Lake continues to be the center of a massive manhunt for suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a police officer. Law enforcement continued to work into the night Tuesday, nearly 12 hours after the search first started. Officials are using buses to get heavily-armed police to various spots around the perimeter they’ve set up around Fox Lake. The U.S. Marshalls service, the ATF, police departments from all over the state and the FBI are […]

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    Chicagoans sound off at Emanuel’s first budget forum

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was seeking support Monday night for some tough budget decisions, what may amount to the biggest round of tax and fee hikes Chicago has ever seen. A cordial mayoral walk-through of the venue doesn’t stay friendly for long. The half-empty hall at Malcolm X College is filled with activists concerned not about the dire state of Chicago’s finances, but the hunger strike now in its third week at Dyett High School in Washington Park. The school’s closure, budget-related, […]

  • 2 dead, 6 injured in hazmat situation in unincorporated Des Plaines

    UNINCORPORATED DES PLAINES, Ill. — Two people died and six others were injured in a hazardous materials situation in unincorporated Des Plaines. Multiple fire departments worked on the scene into the night Thursday in the 9400 block of Harrison Street near Potter Road in Maine Township, near Apollo School. Among those hospitalized were four Cook County sheriff’s deputies. They have since been treated and released. One person from inside the home has been taken to an area hospital in critical condition. The person who called […]

  • 5 injured in Old Town fire near Second City

    CHICAGO — Four firefighters and at least one other person were injured in a three-alarm fire in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood Wednesday. The fire broke out on at 1610 N. Wells St., which houses the Adobo Grill right next to The Second City. The fire started in the stove area of the kitchen of the Adobo Grill on the first floor and traveled through the vent to the roof, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. Langford added four fire personnel and one civilian were injured. None […]

  • Jury orders Dominick’s to pay Michael Jordan $8.9 million

    CHICAGO– A jury has  awarded Michael Jordan $8.9 million in the federal civil trial with Dominick’s. Deliberations took just one day; from 12:30 Friday afternoon until 7:00 p.m. Jurors had just one job— placing a value on a sports legend. Michael Jordan emerging from the Federal building Friday night saying it’s not the type of court he likes to win at. “It is my name, I’ve worked hard for it for 30-some years and I’m not just gonna let someone […]


    Dow plunges more than 500 points amid fears

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average has plunged more than 530 points and is in a correction amid a global sell-off sparked by fears about China’s slowing economy. Oil tumbled below $40 per barrel for the first time since the financial crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average fell to 16,459.75, and ended down 3.1 percent on Friday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 64.84 points, or 3.2 percent, to 1,970.89. The Nasdaq slid 171.45 points, or 3.5 percent, […]

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    Police release photo of Lincoln Park sexual assault suspect, victim speaks out

    CHICAGO– Police say a sexual assault near the DePaul campus early Thursday morning may be linked to two others. Now they’re hoping the public will help them track down the suspect. One of the victims is bravely telling her story, as police release a surveillance photo of the man they’re looking for. Police describe the man they are trying to track down as  possibly Hispanic with olive skin and short dark hair, 25 to 45 years old, 5-5 to 5-foot-9, […]

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    DA says very little on Kane investigation; EA Sports drops him

    CHICAGO — The police investigation of claims of sexual assault by Patrick Kane are starting to hurt him financially, as video game maker EA Sports announced Wednesday they’re dropping the Blackhawks star from the cover of their game. The Hawks’ right-winger is the focus of a rape investigation after an incident at his Buffalo-area mansion the weekend of August 1.  The Buffalo News is reporting the allegations involve a woman Kane met at a downtown Buffalo bar. Also Wednesdy, Frank […]


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