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
  • HAWL IN: Discovering The Tao of Ken

    CHICAGO – It wasn’t a search engine that I went to when the news of his passing broke, but rather a video player. No obituary or Wikipedia page will due as much justice for a person’s legacy than their actual words. That’s how it was this month when sports psychologist Ken Ravizza’s death was announced at the age of 70 by the Cubs on July 9th. He’d passed away the night before, six days after he suffered a heart attack. […]

  • Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr. makes good impression at NBA Summer League

    LAS VEGAS — Whether it’s a great performance or a poor one, a run by a team to a championship or quick elimination, the Summer League must be put into perspective. Success in Las Vegas in the middle of July doesn’t guarantee success the following Winter. If anything, it’s just a reason to feel a little better or have a bit of concern before training camp begins in the fall. When it comes to the Bulls and their Summer League […]

  • Willson Contreras contributes to a homer-happy All-Star Game won by the American League

    WASHINGTON D.C. – He might have batted last in the order, but he was the first on the board for the National League. Yet he was far for the final batter at Nationals Park to knock a pitch into the stands. Cubs catcher Willson Conteras made a powerful All-Star Game debut by hitting a homer on the first pitch he saw in the third inning to get the National League on the board in the 89th Major League Baseball All-Star […]

  • Chris Emma talks Cubs and Bears on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – The time has arrived for one team a little earlier than usual and a little later for another. Thanks to their appearance in the Hall of Fame Game, the Bears are arriving at Training Camp a week early. Meanwhile the Cubs are taking part in a later than usual All-Star Game as they continue their pursuit of a third-straight NL Central Division title. Chris Emma of 670 The Score is following both teams and he discussed them on […]

  • Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber finishes second in the MLB Home Run Derby

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Since making his debut in Major League Baseball in 2015, many envisioned the Cubs’ young slugger participating in this event. Long and towering home runs are part of Kyle Schwarber’s repertoire during his first four seasons, with a few of them as major moments in a memorable era for the franchise. Taking part in a showcase of this power only seemed a formality for the outfielder – and he finally got the chance in 2018. He certainly […]

  • #FeedonThis: Feeling the love for current and former Bulls

    CHICAGO – You wouldn’t think that Derrick Rose would find his way into an interview at the World Cup final, but indeed he did. Antoine Griezmann of France name dropped the former Bulls’ guard after his country beat Croatia on Sunday in Moscow. It was a surprise to many, but if you look at the forward’s past, he’s actually a pretty big fan of Rose. Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman told that story during Social Fodder on Monday’s Sports Feed, […]

  • Malika Andrews talks Bulls on Sports Feed Monday night

    CHICAGO – In just a few short months on the beat, there has already been plenty of the news when it comes to the Bulls’ rebuild. They’ve made their decisions for the draft, on Zach LaVine, and in free agency. All of those moves have drawn reaction from a fan base that’s grown skeptical of the moves of John Paxson and Gar Forman over the years. Malika Andrews of the Chicago Tribune has followed the team’s moves this offseason and […]

  • Cubs Javier Baez will lead off for the National League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game

    WASHINGTON D.C. – For the second time in three years, a Cubs player will get the chance to get things started for the National League All-Stars in the Mid-Summer Classic. That could mean some quick entertainment, if Javier Baez’s first half is any indication. The Cubs second baseman will bat leadoff for the National League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Nationals Park. He becomes the second in three seasons to start off the game at the top of the lineup, […]

  • French soccer player after winning World Cup: ‘I love Derrick Rose’

    MOSCOW – In the joy of winning perhaps the biggest sporting tournament in the world, you never know what kind of phrases will be spoken in celebration. But those in America, specifically here in Chicago, were probably caught a bit of guard by phrase spoken by one of the players for the French national soccer team following their 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final Sunday in Moscow. #WorldCup win ✔️@drose shoutout in #WorldCup interview? ✔️✔️✔️ Need a […]

  • #FeedonThis: Jabari’s Homecoming

    CHICAGO – In creating a new era of the Bulls, the team is once again looking for help from a native of the city. Jabari Parker is coming to his hometown team from the Bucks on a two-year, $40 million deal with a team option for the latter season. It gives the forward a chance for a fresh start after four injury-plagued years in Milwaukee. His acquisition was part of the discussion for Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman on Sunday’s […]