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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
  • Race for Chicago mayor heats up

    CHICAGO– The future is just six weeks away and the runoff campaign is already heating up. Latinos for Rahm, throwing their support behind the mayor in the morning. Leaders of the city council progressive caucus backing Chuy Garcia in the afternoon. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia: “Remember that in the election of Tuesday, I didn’t have many elected officials stand with me. That will change as we move forward.” And there appear to be other factors at play since Tuesday night. The […]

  • Visitors to suburban Menards, laundromat, clinic may have been exposed to measles

    PALATINE, Ill — Health officials in Cook and Lake County are warning residents of possible exposure to measles in three locations. Officials say people who were at the La Rosita Laundromat on East Dundee Road in Palatine on the morning of February 16th may have been exposed to the measles virus. Also, anyone at the Vista Clinic on North Rand Road in Palatine on February 19th may also have been exposed. In Lake County, people who visited or worked at […]

  • Snow to taper off tonight but will return

    CHICAGO — Snow continues to fall in the Chicago area. 1 to 3-inches of snow is expected with northeast to eventually north-northwest winds producing lake-effect snow showers along the Illinois and Indiana Lake Michigan shoreline well into Thursday. Area roadways are expected to be slick if they are untreated. Related: Current look at the radar Bands of lake enhanced snow now forming over Cook County. Visibility down to 1/4mi at the station. pic.twitter.com/pIZ3L5ySfA — Mike Hamernik (@MikeHamernik) February 26, 2015 […]

  • 1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting on West Side

    CHICAGO — One person was killed and two more were wounded Wednesday afternoon in a shooting on Chicago’s West Side. Chicago police say shots were fired around 3 p.m. in the Austin neighborhood. A 19-year-old male was shot in the arm and back. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 17-year-old male was shot in the face and a 23-year-old was shot in the arm. They were taken to the hospital and their conditions are […]

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    Election Day in Chicago: Speeches, photos, social media reaction

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia in a runoff in April. Alderman Bob Fioretti, businessman Willie Wilson and perennial candidate William “Dock” Walls all conceded Tuesday night. Check out speeches from the candidates and highlights from Election Day below:

  • Man in 20s shot inside Southwest Side McDonald’s

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police and paramedics were on the scene of a shooting at a McDonald’s on the city’s Southwest Side Monday. The shooting happened inside a McDonald’s restaurant at 3867 South Archer. A man in his 20s was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital. He is said to have been conscious and responsive after suffering gunshot wounds. The shooting happened just before 3 p.m. Monday. Witnesses continued to talk to police around 4:30 p.m. The investigation is ongoing. Check back for […]

  • Opponents of East Lakeview marijuana dispensary sound off

    CHICAGO —   Some Lincoln Park and Lakeview residents attended a zoning board meeting this afternoon to speak out against a proposed medical marijuana dispensary for the North Side. The dispensary would go up near Halsted and Diversey. Opponents say the proposed site is a bad one because it’s a residential area, and the business could lead to an increase in crime. They’re also concerned about long lines and traffic congestion.

  • Security footage shows twist in doggie day care van theft

    CHICAGO — The story of a doggie daycare van hijacked still has a happy ending, with all seven dogs found safe. But security camera footage recently by police released shows a twist in the story. A van containing seven dogs from a pet day care center was found Thursday afternoon. Wednesday night the driver of the van reported he was hijacked at gun point at the intersection of Chicago, Ogden and Milwaukee in the River West neighborhood. But the newly […]

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    Elderly woman attacked, robbed in home invasion in suburb

    OAK LAWN, Ill — Police in Oak Lawn are issuing a warning to residents after an elderly woman was attack in a home invasion early Thursday morning. The victim is an 86-year-old woman who is still being treated for her injuries, though they are not life-threatening. Oak Lawn police handed out community alert flyers in the neighborhood. They want the public to be aware of the break-in and to take the proper precautions. It was 1:30 a.m. when the lone […]

  • Gov. Rauner calls for budget cuts; some local mayors upset

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In his first budget address Governor Bruce Rauner called for major spending cuts, saying, “For far too long we have been living beyond our means — spending money that Illinois taxpayers could not afford.” Rauner wants to cut Medicaid spending by $1.5 billion, higher education by $387 million and tax money funneled to cities and towns by $600 million. Some of the cuts aimed at local municipalities irked area mayors. He also wants state workers moved into […]

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