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
  • Ayo Dosunmu returns to Illinois for sophomore season

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — While it was another season without an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, there was some hope that Illini basketball was headed in the right direction. Brad Underwood’s team shook off a 1-7 start to Big Ten play by winning four straight games in the conference, including wins over two ranked teams. Illini finished 12-21 — far from an impressive record — but play from some of the younger players offered some hope. That includes former Morgan Park […]

  • Vinnie Duber discusses the White Sox start to the 2019 season on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – The third year of their rebuild hasn’t been short of storylines and interesting moments just a few weeks into the season. Both Yoan Moncada along with Tim Anderson are enjoying great starts to the season, and the shortstop caused a lot of debate on fun in baseball with his enthusiastic bat flip on Wednesday that got the Royals a bit upset. The pitching staff has had its good moments and bad, and Eloy Jimenez has shown some power […]

  • Ricky O’Donnell discusses the Bulls’ offseason & NBA Playoffs on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – If it feels like you’ve been here before, and you’re a Bulls fan, you probably have, For the third time in four years, the Bulls are out of the playoffs, and spending their early spring rooting for some lucky ping pong balls in the NBA Draft Lottery. While they do that, the NBA Playoffs are about a week in, with some expected results and drama included in a few first round series. Ricky O’Donnell of SB Nation is […]

  • Corey Crawford is the Blackhawks’ nominee for the King Clancy Trophy

    CHICAGO — It’s been a very trying year-and-a-half for the Blackhawks’ No. 1 goaltender, but no matter what, Corey Crawford has put in the work to attempt to return to the ice. A concussion in late 2017 lasted into the fall of 2018, and when he suffered another in December, the goalie fought back to make it back into the lineup. Crawford’s never backed down from a challenge and has maintained an important role in the Blackhawks’ locker room during […]

  • The Cubs put it all together Wednesday to sweep the Marlins

    MIAMI – It’s not against the Brewers or the Dodgers or the Braves, but it’s an effort that most fans would envision from the Cubs team in a best-case scenario in 2019. One of the pitchers re-signed this past offseason was superb. One of the utility players picked up played a major part in a strong offensive effort. Oh, and Javy was, well, Javy. All of these came together to produce an impressive effort against the struggling Marlins on Wednesday […]

  • Doug Schwamb looks ahead to the Bulls’ offseason on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – The regular season has, mercifully, come to an end, and John Paxson has held his end of season news conference. Once again he talked about needed improvement, but also said that he believes the core of the team is strong, and that Jim Boylen is the man to lead the way into the future. Bulls fans certainly have their opinions on that thought as the team heads to the offseason. Doug Schwamb of Fansided appeared on Sports Feed […]

  • Kevin Fishbain talks about the Bears’ offseason on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – Offseason training activities began on Monday, with the schedule being released on Wednesday. Later this month, the NFL Draft will be upon them. The season is still months away, but it’s still a busy time for the Bears as they start to build up their roster for the 2019 season. Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic was on Sports Feed on Wednesday night discussing what the team has done so far and what’s ahead in the coming months with […]

  • Bears release their 2019 regular season schedule

    LAKE FOREST – Ever since the loss to the Eagles in the Wild Card game on January 6th, Bears fans have been anxious to see what the road back to the playoffs might look like in 2019. Two games were officially released before Wednesday evening – the opener against the Packers on September 5th and the London Game against the raiders on October 6th. While rumors were floating around all day on social media, the path towards Super Bowl LIV […]

  • Once again, benches cleared in White Sox-Royals game

    CHICAGO – There has been no shortage of emotions between the two AL Central Division rivals over the past few years and they boiled over again on Wednesday at Guaranteed Rate Field. It started in the fourth inning when Tim Anderson had an animated bat flip following a homer run to put the White Sox up 2-0. When the shortstop came back up in the sixth, Kansas City had a response. Here is what started the Royals-White Sox brawl today. […]

  • A 2-homer game adds to Yoan Moncada’s great start for the White Sox

    CHICAGO – They’ve not been bashing the ball out of the park at a record rate, but they haven’t been terrible either. Average would be an apt description of the White Sox power numbers very early in the 2019 season, coming into Tuesday’s game with 18 home runs. That ranks them 19 in Major League Baseball when it comes to the long ball this season. But on Tuesday night, it was power that helped carry the White Sox to a […]

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