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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
  • Free furniture for Art Van customers if it snows 3 inches this Sunday

    CHICAGO– Art Van Furniture may be dishing out a lot of cash after this weekend. As part of a winter promotion, the company promised to give all of their customers free furniture if they purchased it on specific days and if it snowed more than three inches on Sunday, February 1, 2015.  And by the looks of it, that certainly does not seem like it will be a problem. Rick Cote, the store’s owner may be the last person you’d […]

  • Wrigley Field renovation brings rats to the neighborhood

    CHICAGO — All the renovations at Wrigley Field are creating headaches for people in the neighborhood. Wrigleyville been overrun by legions of rats, even in daylight, since the construction started. Also, all the construction equipment has to go somewhere therefore parking is even harder to come by in the dense North Side area. Neighbors say they’ve learned to deal with the noise but they can’t wait for it to be over. One resident says the rats overran the neighborhood when crews started renovating the […]

  • Chicago releases first list of ‘Problem Landlords’

    CHICAGO — The City of Chicago just released its first Problem Landlords list. This is a list of residential building owners who have been repeatedly cited for failing to provide tenants with basic services and protections. They include adequate heat, hot water, and working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The first list includes 59 owners of 45 problem properties. Check out a map of the Problem Landlord list below or view the list here:  Problem Landlord List Anyone on the list […]

  • Matteson residents fight public safety cutbacks

    Matteson, Ill. — A council meeting in suburban Matteson became heated Monday night after proposed cuts that some believe will put residents’ lives at risk. Taxpayers poured into the Matteson village hall to speak up about the proposed cuts, which would impact public safety jobs and first responders. Many argued the cuts won’t do enough to balance the budget, and aren’t worth the risk. Residents don’t understand the village’s proposal to cut emergency responders first during budget cuts. The cuts would […]

  • 1 shot in La Grange in apparent drive-by

    LA GRANGE, Ill. — Authorities are investigating a shooting that happened Monday afternoon in suburban La Grange, Ill. Investigators are telling the community there’s nothing to fear; it was a targeted attack. The incident happened around 3 p.m. and appeared to be a drive-by shooting. The victim was standing in front of a home at Washington and Calendar in La Grange. Witnesses said they heard three to four gunshots and then saw a grey colored Dodge flee northbound on Washington Avenue. […]

  • Matteson looking to lay off police, firefighters

    MATTESON, Ill. Deep cuts being proposed in the southwest suburbs. The village of Matteson is looking to make big reductions to both its police and fire departments, in what union leaders are calling a threat to public safety. By the numbers, it’s 13 police officers and eight firefighters. Those may not sound like major layoffs but union leaders say the net effect will be to cut the police presence on the streets here in half. Over the last few years, […]

  • Evanston police increase presence as magazine shop sells Charlie Hebdo

    Wednesday saw an increased police presence in Evanston, ahead of a local magazine shop’s decision to sell French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The Chicago-Main newsstand says it’s had nothing but positive feedback about its decision to stock the magazine. Police are also getting positive reviews for their decision to step up patrols. Police say the increased patrols aren’t costing extra; they’re not increasing manpower.

  • Emanuel makes big push for Obama library

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel pitched a plan Wednesday to win Barack Obama’s presidential library. The Mayor proposed a bill that would transfer at least 20 acres of public land to city-owned property. There was no discussion on the measure. The land would come from either Jackson or Washington Parks. The University of Chicago is hoping to be home to the library. The library is drawing a lot of support and backlash. “If you have other good options, you should work […]

  • Some Chicago police officers to begin using body cameras in pilot program

    CHICAGO — Cameras on cops arrive in Chicago Wednesday, thanks to a pilot program announced by the mayor Tuesday. At a South Side community center that serves at risk-youth, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was introduced by Cleopatra Pendleton, mother of Hadiya, the teenager shot to death two years ago. The mayor laid out his plan to bring safety and security to all Chicago neighborhoods. Two new points are to graduate 350 new police recruits this year, and to begin a pilot […]

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    Remains found in Palos Park could be man missing since October

    PALOS PARK, Ill. — A body found near a retention pond in Palos Park over the weekend may be the remains of a man missing since October. An autopsy will determine whether the remains belong to John Cunningham. He was last seen leaving his parent’s home on October 30th, about two miles away from where the body was discovered. A private investigator says police have told Cunningham’s parents they believe the remains are his.


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