Tom Negovan

Tom Negovan joined WGN News in 2005 from the investigative unit at CBS-owned KYW-TV in Philadelphia. Since then, he’s spent countless hours at the anchor desk and crisscrossed the country covering everything from political campaigns to acts of terror.

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, Tom anchored our breaking news coverage and was reporting from Boston the next day. He didn’t come home until the surviving terrorist was in custody, bringing Chicago viewers live coverage of the dramatic arrest in Watertown, Massachusetts.

When Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, Tom, a member of relief organization Team Rubicon, worked long shifts providing disaster aid to the people of Queens, NY while shooting stories for WGN.

Tom flew to Colorado with former Governor Rod Blagojevich as he reported to federal prison. He’s sat down with Barack Obama, roamed Taliban-controlled pockets of Afghanistan with the US Army, performed in front of a sell-out crowd at the House of Blues with Chicago rockers, the Lovehammers, trained alongside DEA agents at their headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, and been blacked out twice by the Blue Angels.

Tom completed three Chicago Marathons before being sidelined for good in 2009, when his motorcycle was hit by a car. After recovering from a broken back, he joined the campaign to make drivers more aware of motorcycles.

Tom’s been named one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors, written for both the Chicago Tribune and Michigan Avenue magazine and mentored the next generation of storytellers through the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and Street-Level Youth Media. In 2014, WGN named him Employee of the Year for his fearless coverage of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

And yes, he’s picked up a few Emmy Awards along the way.

When Mark’s busy, you’ll find Tom filling in on WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine and Ten alongside Micah Materre. But truth be told, he’d rather be out covering a story.

Recent Articles
  • PHOTOS: Parkland survivors, Chance the Rapper join St. Sabina peace rally

    CHICAGO — A group of Florida high school shooting survivors started their nationwide bus tour registering young voters to help accomplish their vision for stricter gun laws at a rally on Chicago’s South Side. Kyrah Simon from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 people died on Feb. 14, told the crowd largely made up of young people Friday evening that their voices matter. Former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was gravely wounded in a 2011 shooting, told the […]

  • No signs of trauma on bodies of 2 West Side women found dead, police say

    CHICAGO — Chicago police on Thursday said the bodies of two missing women from the West Side who were found dead showed no signs of trauma. Shantieya Smith, 26, and Sadaria Davis, 15, were both found dead just weeks after they disappeared. Smith was found dead and decomposing in a West Side garage after going missing May 25. Davis was found dead in an abandoned building in early May after being reported missing April 27. At a meeting with local activists […]

  • 2 in custody after woman attacked, carjacked in Bucktown

    CHICAGO — Two people are in custody after a woman was attacked and had her car stolen Wednesday afternoon in the city’s Bucktown neighborhood. The incident happened on Wabansia and Western avenues. The woman was thrown to the ground by one of two assailants who targeted her as she was getting out of her car. She was thrown into the bushes. She was badly shaken but not hurt. Witnesses said the woman suffered a minor head injury. They also said police […]

  • Vigil held for 82-year-old Chicago Heights woman found beaten to death

    CHICAGO — A vigil was held Wednesday evening for an 82-year-old woman who was found beaten to death in her Chicago Heights home. The friends and family in attendance at the vigil were desperate for answers after finding out Australia Landingham’s death was a murder. Australia Landingham Landingham’s daughter came back from running errands with her father Sunday afternoon to find her mother dead at the bottom of the basement stairs around 5 p.m. in the 2300 block of South […]

  • ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ reboot after Barr’s tweet about Obama aide

    NEW YORK — ABC canceled its hit sitcom “Roseanne” on Tuesday after the show’s biggest star, Roseanne Barr, went on a racist Twitter rant. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC said. The cancelation comes just months after the show premiered to huge ratings. Barr had earlier apologized and said she was “now leaving Twitter.” I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter. — Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May […]

  • Valerie Jarrett responds to Roseanne’s racist Twitter rant: ‘A teaching moment’

    UPDATE: ABC canceled its Roseanne reboot shortly after Barr issued her apology Tuesday. Read more here. Valerie Jarrett, a former top aide to President Barack Obama, reacted to actress Roseanne Barr’s racist Twitter rant that led to the cancellation of the television sitcom “Roseanne” on Tuesday by saying that the incident should become “a teaching moment.” In one tweet, Barr wrote, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj” in reference to Jarrett. ABC announced it was canceling “Roseanne” in the aftermath […]

  • Missing boater identified after CFD diver dies in Chicago River rescue attempt

    CHICAGO —A fire department diver looking for a man who fell off a boat into the Chicago River on Monday night was separated from his partner underwater and was killed. The Chicago Fire Department said that its “prayers go out to the family of Firefighter Juan Bucio.” It said on Twitter that Bucio “tragically passed away answering a call of a person in the water.” The entire Chicago Fire Department's prayers go out to the family of Firefighter Juan Bucio […]

  • Police increase presence over Memorial Day, launch ‘Summer Mobile Initiative’

    CHICAGO —Chicago police say they’re taking a proactive stance to keep residents and visitors safe over the Memorial Day holiday, as six have been killed and at least 29 wounded by gunfire over the long weekend. The shootings come despite a major police crackdown involving an additional 1,000 officers deployed over the holiday in areas with higher crime and where people are gathering like the Magnificent Mile, city parks and beaches. “I believe we have the officers where they need to be […]

  • City steps up efforts to curb violence ahead of holiday weekend; Trump weighs in again

    CHICAGO — For the fifth year in a row, Chicago held a Night of Faith and Action Against Gun Violence on Friday to kick off Memorial Day weekend. Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson joined neighbors and clergy for an anti-violence event at Rain or Shine Baptist Church for one of the many events being held as part of the anti-violence movement. But as that event was being held on the South Side, a man was wounded in […]

  • What you need to know about Memorial Day travel, traffic and events in the Chicago area

    CHICAGO — More than 41.5 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA. Many of them will be headed into (and out of) Chicago, which was ranked as the most popular Memorial Day destination in the country by Priceline this year. The vast majority of travelers will hit the road, bringing an estimated 8 million vehicles to the Illinois tollways alone. Airports will be busy too, and Chicago’s airports are expecting more than 1.7 million passengers. […]