Larry Hawley is a sports producer, web writer and columnist for WGN and CLTV.

A native of Rolling Meadows, Ill., Larry came to Chicago from Indianapolis in March of 2015. He is the producer for CLTV’s Sports Feed while also a frequent contributor to WGNTV.COM and CLTV.COM.

Larry worked for WXIN and WTTV in Indianapolis from 2007-2015. He covered a pair of Final Fours and Super Bowls in his time in the Circle City-including the Colts’ run to Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.

Before Indianapolis Larry worked for WLOS-TV in Asheville, NC as a sports reporter, anchor and photographer. Previous stops include WICD-TV in Champaign, Ill. and WVTV in Milwaukee, Wis.

Larry attended the University of Illinois where he graduated with a degree in media studies. During college he served as the beat reporter for Illinois Football and Men’s Basketball during the school’s run of three Big Ten titles in the sport.

If you have a story idea for Larry, please email at chawley@wgntv.com.


Recent Articles
  • Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster

    LAKE FOREST – The Bears still young franchise quarterback is about to add a new achievement to his career. On Monday, the NFL announced that quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has been added to the NFC roster for the 2019 Pro Bowl. He’ll replace Jared Goff of the Rams, who cannot participate since his team won the NFC Championship and will be in the Super Bowl the following week. He is the first Bears quarterback to take part in the Pro Bowl […]

  • Bulls honor Dwyane Wade during his final United Center game

    CHICAGO – In the end, his career will be defined by the efforts outside of his hometown, even if he did have one season where he was apart of the local professional team. Dwyane Wade’s NBA career has been defined by his efforts in Miami with the Heat, from the days of Shaq to the “Big Three.” It’s a history that took place outside of Chicago, where the guard grew up and where he spent one season in 2016-2017. That […]

  • Bears will face the Raiders in London during the 2019 season

    LAKE FOREST – The Bears’ road towards their first Super Bowl title since the 1985 season will include a trip overseas during the 2019 season. On Monday, the NFL announced that the team will face the Oakland Raiders in London as part of the league’s annual slate of international games for this upcoming campaign. It’s one of five contests that will be played outside of the United States, with four being played in England and one in Mexico City. London’s […]

  • Kane & Toews turn up the offense, turn back the clock in win over the Capitals

    CHICAGO – It’s nice when good things stay the same, and that has been the case for a Blackhawks’ duo this season. While so much around them changes with a new coach and the infusion of younger players, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews still possess the ability to take over a game and turn back the clock to the best of the last decade. Thanks to improvement from both, it’s happened more often this season than last or the year […]

  • Tal Brody discusses his basketball career in America and Israel on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO  – He’s a native of New Jersey who has enjoyed an incredible basketball career in two countries. He was a star at the University of Illinois and then went to Israel, where he helped to change the direction of basketball in the country as a member of Maccabi Tel Aviv. Tal Brody’s legacy in basketball is well cemented in the game during both his stops of his career, and he continues as a Goodwill Ambassador to Israel to this […]

  • Evan Altman discusses the Cubs Convention and offseason on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – Over the past few years, there have been some relatively good vibes around the Sheridan Chicago when the Cubs and their fans decend on the venue in late January . The Cubs made the playoffs before the previous three conventions and won the World Series leading into the 2017 gathering. One might think that would be the same this year, but a quick playoff exit along with a quiet offseason has given the fans a bit of angst. […]

  • Ryan Pace finds success by sustaining his own pace in building the Bears

    LAKE FOREST – Very few people were surprised by the main thing that happened on January 1, 2018, but there was another move made by the Bears that did catch a few off guard. Team CEO Ted Phillips announced at the news conference at the firing of John Fox on New Year’s Day that Ryan Pace’s contract would be extended. Some might not have seen that coming, since the Bears had yet to find success under the general manager, and […]

  • Tim Doyle covers a number of topics on Thursday’s Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – College basketball is one of the first things you think of him for, but the conversation wasn’t going to be just on that Thursday evening. Tim Doyle had a few opinions on a number of topics on Sports Feed with Jarrett Payton, from Cody Parkey to Manny Machado to Cubs’ free agency and Zion Williamson, the commentator had a few opinions on each. It made for a spirited two segments with Jarrett and Tim as they went back […]

  • Brett Taylor discusses the Cubs offseason on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – For a team that won 95 games last year and qualified for the playoffs for a fourth-straight year two seasons after winning the World Series, there sure is a lot of angst. Fans are frustrated with the lack of big splashes in free agency, and the perceived lack of pursuit of Bryce Harper. That added to a quick playoff exit has created some uneasiness for the fans as they approach the team’s annual convention this weekend downtown. Brett […]

  • Matt Nagy and Vic Fangio pick up coaching honors from the PFWA

    LAKE FOREST – Unfortunately for the Bears and their fans, they only had one year to work together. But what a season it was for the offensive and defensive combination that fueled an incredible turnaround for a struggling franchise. Head coach Matt Nagy and his creative offense added in with Vic Fangio’s shrewd moves on defense helped the Bears go from 5-11 to 12-4. They were NFC North champions for the first time in eight years and put the Bears […]