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
  • Police, families recall chilling encounters with possible serial killer

    As the search for more victims of a possible a serial killer in Indiana continues, families who are missing loved ones begin to wonder how much the suspect, Darren Vann, still knows. A Gary family came face-to-face with Vann as they searched for a missing woman and now wonder if he had the answers they were looking for all along. They are heartbroken and now certain that a mother of five is among the three victims yet to be identified. […]

  • Candidates for governor face off in final debate before election

    Election Day is two weeks away and Monday night, the candidates for Illinois squared off in their third and final debate. Governor Pat Quinn and rival Bruce Rauner met for the one hour debate at WLS in downtown Chicago. WGN’s Tom Negovan has the details.

  • Police search for gunmen after shootout at East Hazel Crest tavern

    Police are working to track down the gunmen, who caused a shootout at a bar in southwest suburban East Hazel Crest. Patrons and workers at Beano’s Tavern say they froze, when the gunmen burst in Thursday night, waving guns, and ordering everyone to the floor. An off-duty Evanston police officer opened fire, and the suspects fired back. The gunmen ran to their car and drove away. No one was shot. Police say they have developed some solid leads. The gunmen […]

  • Battle over ginormous bleachers may be over Crystal Lake

    An 18 month battle may finally be over for neighbors of one north suburban high school. They say the humungous bleachers at Crystal Lake South block out the sun and sky, destroying their neighborhood and their property values. Some call it the “Berlin Wall of Steel” and an eyesore they could never have imagine when the bough their homes. The bleachers are nearly 50-feet tall and just over 40 feet from the property line. Local laws say they should be […]

  • Ebola screening begins today at O’Hare airport

    Passengers arriving from West Africa will be screened for Ebola at O’Hare starting today. They will have their temperatures taken with non-contact thermometers by specially-trained border agents. U.S. Customs says about 150 people travel from or through Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea to the U.S. each day. About 95% of those travelers come through five U.S. airports, including O’Hare. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office is also it’s training staff on the proper precautions to take if they have to […]

  • Child, teen in good condition at hospital after South Side fire

    A baby and a teenager remain in the hospital recovering from injuries suffered in a fire on Chicago’s South Side. The fire broke out this afternoon in two homes in the 4400 block of South Honore. A 1-year-old child and an 18-year-old boy were taken to a nearby hospital and both are believed to be in good condition. At one point, three people were trapped in one of the homes and had to be rescued. A firefighter suffered from heat […]

  • Waukegan schools closed for 8th day as teacher contract talks continue

    No school again today for 17,000 students in Waukegan as the teacher’s union continues to strike, demanding a higher salary. Representatives from the board of education and the teachers` union met all day Tuesday. After nearly eleven hours of proposals, no deal on salary increases was reached. Supporters of the teachers union were pleased to see educators attend the meeting. In a statement released Tuesday night, the district said, “They have exchanged several financial proposals, but as of 8 p.m. […]

  • Suburban police seek suspect in bank robbery

    Suburban police and the FBI are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery Monday. Police say the suspect fired two shots inside the inside the First Midwest Bank at 143rd and Wolf Rd. in Orland Park. He’s described as African American, about 20 years old and 6’. He was wearing a black and white flannel hoodie and had his face was covered. No one was injured. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

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    CTU president Karen Lewis in hospital with ‘serious illness’

    Potential Chicago mayoral candidate and Chicago Teacher’s Union president Karen Lewis is in the hospital dealing with a “serious illness.” CTU held a news conference this afternoon offering few details on Lewis’s health other than to say her “serious illness” required surgery and she remains in  the hospital. “During President Lewis’ recovery, CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey will assume the duties of the president according to the rules set forth in the CTU Constitution and By-laws,” CTU said. Lewis became […]

  • Second day more than 125 students sick at Indiana elementary school

    More than 125 children were sick from school again today after more than 130 children got sick in an outbreak of Norovirus at Peifer Elementary School in Schererville. Over a quarter of the entire student body was out ill on Wednesday and then again today on Thursday. Extra cleaning crews were brought in and worked into the night to disinfect the school. They used a with a mixture of water and bleach, which was recommended by the Lake County Health […]


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