Tom Negovan

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
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    New video shows Chicago officer pursuing Laquan McDonald

    CHICAGO — Newly released videos from four other police cars offer new perspective on the moments before and after the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who has been charged with first-degree murder. One of the videos, out of focus as it is, appears to be from the police vehicle in which Van Dyke was a passenger. As the vehicle approaches a nearby Burger King, an image of Laquan McDonald appears, cutting in […]

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    Family, activists react to Laquan McDonald shooting, officer charges

    CHICAGO — Laquan McDonald’s family didn’t want the shooting video to go public. And now they are pleading to the masses to exercise restraint when they see it. Reverend Jesse Jackson stood at the spot where Laquan McDonald was gunned down Tuesday. Jackson said States Attorney Anita Alvarez should be voted out, CPD chief Garry McCarthy fired for what he calls part of a bigger problem of local law enforcement. McDonald was a ward of the state .Twice, the Illinois Department of Children and […]

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    Family of victim says slow 911 response led to young woman’s death

    LAKE COUNTY, Ind. —  A vigil was held outside the Lake County, Indiana 911 center where a local family mourned a promising young woman they say didn’t have to die. 19-year-old Justice Rutherford-Wilson of Hammond was badly hurt in a crash in Gary September 16th.  Justice was pulled from the wreck by passersby and 911 was called. Justice was breathing, conscious and alert while her rescuers waited with her by the side of the road for help her family says […]

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    Illinois temporarily suspends acceptance of new Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state of Illinois will temporarily stop accepting new Syrian refugees in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Rauner said Monday that Illinois will consider all of its legal options pending a review of U.S. Department and Homeland Security’s acceptance and security processes. Rauner is one of several U.S. governors who say they will stop allowing Syrian refugees into their states after the Friday night attacks in Paris left at least 129 people dead. […]

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    Head shop causing controversy on North Side 

    Parents on Chicago’s North Side are outraged over a new head shop business opening in the neighborhood near an elementary school.  They have started an online petition in hopes the business will relocate. Mr Nice Guy, a head shop with three stores in St. Louis, is set to open in Lincoln Square near  Queen of Angels Elementary School. Mr Nice Guy co-owner David Palatnik told WGN he understands the neighbors’ concern but there is already a lot of interest in […]

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    Emotional event honors liberators and liberated on eve of Veteran’s Day

    CHICAGO — An emotional event in Chicago’s Loop Tuesday night marked the eve of not only Veterans Day but also the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of the concentration camps by the allies. Survivors of the Holocaust stood side by side with some of the Americans who fought to set them free. The liberators and the liberated gathered as a living, breathing history and a reminder to say thank you to the men and […]

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    Donald Trump brings campaign to Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Donald Trump brought his presidential campaign to Illinois Monday night with a rally in Springfield. Trump is fresh off his appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”  A Los Angeles Times poll puts him on top of the Republican race. He’s not known for his his humble nature, so it is no surprise that Trump is already calling this the largest event ever held at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. You may remember the protesters outside the trump event in chicago back in […]

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    Teen shot outside South Side school

    CHICAGO — A teen was injured in a shooting outside a South Side high school this afternoon. The 14-year-old was shot in the 2700 block of East 89th St. around 4:30 p.m.  Both Bowen High School and Baker High School are located in the area. He was shot twice and taken to the hospital, police say.  

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    Groups step forward to help victims’ families: You are not alone

    CHICAGO – It’s a question we return to here in Chicago with horrifying regularity: What can be done about the gun violence? But now, with a 9-year-old boy among the latest victims, social service agencies are responding with a message for the survivors. The message is a very simple one.  That in spite of the gangs and the guns, we still live in a caring, compassionate city whose residents are reaching out to those affected by these latest murders with […]

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    High school to keep heroin antidote on hand in effort to save students from overdoses

    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — In the middle of what experts are calling a heroin epidemic, one suburban high school is keeping a potentially-lifesaving heroin antidote right on campus. The injection of the drug antidote can bring an overdose victim back from the brink of death. Tom Branick, the school resource officer at Stevenson High School, carries it. He’s never used it but several times, he’s seen it work on patients who were blue and completely unresponsive. “They inject it and within […]


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