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 likely to put Kyle Long on Injured Reserve: Report

    LAKE FOREST – He’s a player that has spanned three different Bears’ eras since being selected in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. In that time, Kyle Long was the rock of some tough seasons for the team and was selected to a couple of Pro Bowls. But injuries since 2016 have slowed the guard since and now it appears that he will miss, at the very least, a majority of 2019 season The #Bears are likely to […]

  • CAMPUS CHECK-IN: For now, momentum switches to the Irish in the USC rivalry

    SOUTH BEND – As one of the great cross-country rivalries, the weekend when the Irish and Trojans meet every fall takes on added significance. Notre Dame and USC have done so 90 times since 1926, and in that time momentum in the series has swung between the two schools. The Irish went unbeaten against the Trojans from 1983 through 1995. The Trojans returned the favor from 2002-2009 with eight-straight victories. It’s a trend that tends to happen with competitive schools […]

  • Failure to keep leads holds back the Blackhawks in their home opener

    CHICAGO – The one thing the Blackhawks didn’t have to think about in the six days between their first and second game of the 2019-2020 season was holding a lead. They never had one in their 4-3 season-opening loss to the Flyers in Prague. After Thursday night’s contest with the Sharks, Jeremy Colliton has something that he can work on with his team before their third game of the year on Saturday. On four separate occasions in Thursday night’s home […]

  • Chris Willis talks about Red Grange’s impact on football on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – As the NFL celebrates its 100th season, it’s a time for a younger generation of fans to learn about those that helped grow the game of football in the early years. One of those guys has deep roots in Illinois, and his contributions helped to jumpstart the sport to the level to which it enjoys today. That’s former University of Illinois and Chicago Bears superstar Red Grange, who was as popular of an athlete as there was in […]

  • Jeremy Roenick talks pizza, Blackhawks, and hockey on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – It was quite a day on Sports Feed as we welcomed one of the favorite players in the history of the Chicago Blackhawks joined the show. Jeremy Roenick stopped by the studios for a pair of reasons on Thursday evening. First, it was to talk about National Pizza Month with Aurelio’s Pizza CEO Joe Aurelio III. The nine-time NHL All-Star was also on the show to talk about his long career in the league, especially his time with […]

  • With Zion Williamson in the building, Coby White shows off his potential for the Bulls

    CHICAGO – It’s fair to assume that a good number of people who showed up to the United Center on Wednesday night were there to see a player on the opposing team. Could you blame them? Zion Williamson is one of the more dynamic rookies to enter the NBA in a number of years thanks to the explosive ability he showed during his one season at Duke. A number of Bulls’ fans in the arena had hoped that the ping-pong […]

  • White Sox look inside the organization for a new hitting coach, hire Frank Menechino

    CHICAGO – In trying to make their push for the playoffs in 2020 as they stop rebuilding and start competing, the White Sox made a change with their hitting coach Todd Steverson. He was out after spending the last six seasons under Robin Ventura and Rick Renteria, but the franchise didn’t look too far to find his replacement. Rick Hahn decided to go down to Triple-A Charlotte to hire their hitting coach Frank Menechino to take over the role with […]

  • David Ross gets his shot to interview for the Cubs’ manager job Thursday: Report

    CHICAGO – It’s been five years since he’s had to do this for his club, but Theo Epstein did remember to go after the candidates he’s interested in aggressively and quickly. He’s done that a week-and-a-half after deciding not to retain Joe Maddon after his contract ran out at the end of the 2019 season when it ended without a playoff appearance. Last night, WGN cameras captured video of Joe Girardi leaving the Cubs’ executive offices at Wrigley Field following […]

  • Blackhawks happy for the ‘real start’ to their season with the home opener Thursday

    CHICAGO – Of course, it’s not the Blackhawks’ opener. But to be fair, it feels like it. Starting the campaign away from the United States in Prague with a game against the Flyers – a 4-3 loss last Friday – seems like a long time ago for not only the fans but also the players. Having to sit on a defeat for six days before they get the shot to make it right is something new for everyone involved with […]

  • Jared Wyllys talks about the Cubs and White Sox offseason on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – For a few different reasons, it’s an important offseason both of Chicago’s baseball teams. Theo Epstein has to hire a manager and will try to find a way to rejuvenate this current run of the team so they might have compete again for a World Series title. Meanwhile, on the south side, Rick Hahn is looking for the right moves for the White Sox as they make the turn from rebuild to competition for a playoff spot in […]

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