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
  • 2 bodies found in Fox Lake apartment

    The bodies of a man and a woman were found in a Fox Lake apartment complex Tuesday. The bodies were found around 11 a.m. an apartment building near the Route 59 and Devlin. It’s not known how long the pair had been dead, but the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force was called in after the discovery, which was made when the deceased male failed to show up for work this morning and a well-being check was requested. Police aren’t […]

  • ‘I’m going to miss my babies:’ 4 children killed in house fire

    A neighborhood vigil was held on the far South Side mourned the loss of four children who were killed in an overnight apartment fire. Family, friend and neighbors in the Roseland neighborhood gathered Monday night to pray and release balloons in honor of the four siblings. There were trapped and died in the bedroom of their apartment. Two were found huddled in a closet that had no door. 15-year-old Carlysia Clark was smart, third in her high school class. 13-year-old […]

  • Sen Kirk speaks to area vets, assures of commitment for care

    Senator Mark Kirk was in North Chicago tonight at the James Lovell Federal Health Care Center, with astronaut James Lovell himself. They spoke at a town hall meeting for people who rely on the VA. Lovell is best known as the American hero who commanded the Apollo 13 mission. But these days, he’d prefer to be known for helping the nation’s veterans get the kind of medical care they deserve. Senator Kirk wanted to hear from veterans first-hand at tonight’s […]

  • Home Depot investigates data breach; Customer info possibly exposed

    Another jolt to consumer confidence as news that Home Depot may be the latest retailer to be targeted by hackers. The company says it’s investigating what could be one of the largest customer data breaches thus far. Right now Home Depot is only saying that it’s working with banks and law enforcement to look into some unusual activity which could point to a hack. This is similar to what happened to 70 million Target store customers this past winter. Indications […]

  • CPS students head back to school Tuesday

    Tomorrow, thousands of Chicago Public School students and educators are headed back to the school. Leaders from the community and CPS are making an effort to get as many students back in the classroom as possible. A Million Father March is planned for Tuesday to challenge for parents across Chicago to become more involved than ever in their children’s’ education. CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennet, Duke Univesity’s Jalil Okofor and rapper Common recorded messages posted online to remind CPS students to […]

  • Travelers hit roadways and skies for holiday weekend

    We’re heading into the last holiday weekend of the summer, and if you have big travel plans, you’ll also have lots of company. Lower gas prices have a lot of us hitting the road this long weekend. In fact, some are predicting this could be the Illinois toll way’s busiest Labor Day weekend ever. The biggest surge of motorists is expected Friday.  

  • Suburban teacher faces child pornography charges

    A suburban middle school teacher is in federal custody on child pornography charges and accused of convincing a teenage boy to send him explicit photos and videos. 51-year-old John Vastis has been a teacher at Buffalo Grove’s Meridian Middle School for 19 years. Federal prosecutors say he convinced a 17-year-old boy to take pornographic images of himself and send them to him. They say they’ve recovered more than 3,000 lines of messages between the two from the teenager’s computer and […]

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    Chicago native fighting for ISIS killed in Syria

    Fighting in Syria has claimed the first American-born jihadi for the terrorist group ISIS. 33-year-old Douglas McCain was born Chicago and grew up in the Robert Taylor Homes on the South Side; his family moved to Minnesota where he dropped out of high school and then moved to San Diego. McCain was killed over the weekend in an attack by U.S.-backed rebels in northern Syria. Two other ISIS fighters were killed alongside McCain in the same attack. Rebels searching his […]

  • Chicago’s North Side hit hard but Monday’s storms

    Storms blew through the Chicago area Monday afternoon leaving behind downed trees and damage. Chicago’s North Side in the Edgewater and Andersonville neighborhoods was particularly hard hit. Winds and rain caused damages to homes and cars, with branches in streets and on top of roofs. PHOTOS: Monday storms in Chicagoloand Residents have begun to cleanup and will continue to do so in the coming days. Anyone with un-cleared trees or concerns should call 311. No injuries were reported.

  • Ferguson

    Peace and quiet return to the streets of Ferguson

    (CNN) — When night falls, it’s pitch dark on Ellison Drive, except for one street light shining on three school children shooting hoops. Protest chants for justice for Michael Brown echo over from a block away. The three have heard them for over a week. And on occasion, gunshots. Tear gas mist had filled Ellison Drive on many nights, stinging their eyes and noses and sending them running indoors. “It was so foggy down here; it was foggy here every […]


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