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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    Girl, grandmother injured in dog attack on South Side

    CHICAGO – A girl and her grandmother are recovering in the hospital after they were injured in a dog attack on the South Side. Witnesses say the 8-year-old girl was playing with her grandparents three dogs in the front yard at 51st and Fairfield in the city’s Gage Park neighborhood. One dog reportedly attacked the girl and when her 56-year-old grandmother came out of the home, the dog attacked her. Emergency officials were called and the two victims were taken to the […]

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    Teacher contract talks continue in McHenry

    McHENRY, Ill. —   McHenry High School students will still be out of class for at least a few more days. Negotiations are scheduled for tomorrow, but the school board met monday night. WGN’s Tom Negovan has the latest.

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    Independent board recommends Chicago officer who killed woman be fired

    CHICAGO— Chicago Police say a review board that examines allegations of misconduct by police officers has recommended an officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman in 2012 be fired. Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the department received the recommendation from the Independent Police Review Authority on Wednesday afternoon that Officer Dante Servin be removed from the department. He says Superintendent Garry McCarthy will review the recommendation. Servin shot and killed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd when he fired into a group of people because he […]

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    Cook County Sheriff’s officers honored for pulling man from burning car

    CHICAGO — A couple of heroes at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office got some much-deserved recognition Wednesday, and the families of fallen officers will reap the benefits. Officers William Hoefler and Victor Yatsyk were first on the scene of a crash along I-80 last month. The driver swerved to miss a coyote and wound up in the woods, unconscious in a burning car. That’s when the officers sprung into action, getting the man out in a matter of seconds. At least one business took […]

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    Prosecutor fired for allegedly lying under oath in officer shooting case

    CHICAGO — A Cook County prosecutor was fired for allegedly lying under oath about the shooting of a Chicago police officer. Chicago police officer Del Pearson was shot in March of 2012.  He lost a lot of blood and nearly died. The investigation that followed seemed open-and-shut. Police found the suspect in the basement of his mother’s South Side home and recovered a gun and a t-shirt linked to the shooting. Since then though, questions have been raised about the […]

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    Former Chicago Bear charged with disorderly conduct; claims racial slurs are at issue

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. —  Former Chicago Bear Desmond Clark and his wife are free on bond after they were charged in an incident at a north suburban high school. 38-year-old Desmond Clark says his family’s been subjected to years of racial slurs and that a few weeks ago, he finally spoke out about it. It was an outburst he claims led to the charges he and his wife are facing. Desmond Clark and his wife Maria each face a count […]

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    Suburban woman says Office Depot would not print anti-abortion flyer

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — A Rolling Meadows woman says she’s the victim of religious discrimination by Office Depot. She claims the store refused to make copies of her anti-abortion prayer that calls for the conversion of Planned Parenthood. Says she just wanted copies of the prayer, which was written by a Catholic priest, to hand out at church on Sunday. Maria Goldstein wanted 500 copies of her anti-abortion flyer, so she turned to a Schaumburg Office Depot where her request for […]

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    Illinois lottery winners file lawsuit over halted payments

    CHICAGO — Two lottery winners have filed a federal lawsuit against the Illinois Lottery, which stopped paying out large prizes because there’s no state budget. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by Rhonda Rasche and Danny Chasteen seeks class action status. Rasche is awaiting a $50,000 payout. Chasteen won $250,000. Last month the state comptroller’s office said that without a budget for the July 1 fiscal year, there wasn’t authority to write checks over $25,000 and payments would be delayed. The lawsuit […]

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    Park lagoon drained as part of search for child’s remains

    CHICAGO — Chicago police have begun draining the lagoon where a toddler’s head, feet and hands were discovered in an effort to find more remains and other evidence. Police placed a dam between the east and west sides of the lagoon and have been draining the west side of the lagoon since 4 p.m. Tuesday. A couple of million gallons of water are being pumped from the lagoon into the sewer system. The rest of the search is expected to […]

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    Police seek suspect in sexual assault of jogger near Joliet

    JOLIET, Ill. – Police in the southwest suburbs are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect of a brutal sexual assault. Police say a 19-year-old woman was jogging on a path between Joliet and Rockdale Sunday morning around 10:30 a.m. Police say the suspect was lying in wait and armed with a knife.  He appeared and  threw the woman to the ground and dragged her off the path into the woods at knifepoint. The suspect is described as […]


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