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
  • After dropping a 3-goal lead, the Blackhawks regroup to beat the Bruins in OT

    BOSTON – An “upset” is a strong word when it comes to the regular season in the National Hockey League, considering that there are 82-games in a given season featuring the best players in the world. But for most of Thursday night, the Blackhawks looked on the verge of a major surprise in the league at TD Garden. With Robin Lehner playing strong in net and their offense finding the net, the Blackhawks built a 3-0 lead against the Bruins […]

  • Adam Hoge previews Bears-Cowboys on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – The last time the Bears played a prime time game at home in the 2019 season, we had him on to preview the contest with Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman at Soldier Field. That was in September, when the weather and circumstances surrounding the Bears were much different than they were on Thursday night. On September 5th, the Bears were considered a Super Bowl contender, on December 5th, they’re barely hanging on to hope for the playoffs. Adam […]

  • Jonah Javad gives a Dallas perspective of the Bears-Cowboys game on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – If you think that there has been a lot frustration over the Bears, imagine what’s going on in Dallas over the past month-and-a-half. The Cowboys, who have one of the best offenses in the NFL, haven’t been able to get things together to pull away in a very average NFC East. After a loss to the Bills on Thanksgiving, Dallas is 6-6 on the season, and even though they’re still in first place in the division, there’s plenty […]

  • MONSTER’S MASH: As Trubisky finds his form, so does Anthony Miller

    LAKE FOREST – One of the narratives that the Bears are trying push at the moment is the improvement of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky over the past month – and there is some merit to that. Has he faced the stiffest of competition? Not really, but for the first time, there has been some life in the offense at times which has been dormant for the majority of the season. Mainly it comes from Truibsky’s ability to generate some long plays […]

  • Bears start December back under the lights at Soldier Field against the Cowboys on Thursday

    CHICAGO – It’s not over by any means, but to get really excited about it might be a bit premature. Thanks to a bad stretch in October and November, getting to the playoffs is going to be quite a task for the Bears. Thinking about it might be getting ahead of oneself, considering the team is two full games behind the Vikings for the last NFC Wild Card spot. Four-straight wins are likely needed just to have a hope of […]

  • White Sox lose out on pitcher Zack Wheeler as he agrees to a deal with the Phillies: Report

    CHICAGO – For the most part, the White Sox had taken two good early steps towards building their 2020 team in free agency. They got an All-Star catcher by signing Yasmani Grandal to a four-year, $73 million contract, then gave Jose Abreu a three-year, $50 million deal. While the latter was questioned by some, there was no doubting that Rick Hahn wasn’t afraid to spend early in the offseason. But on Tuesday, there were two blows to the White Sox […]

  • On the Boylen anniversary, the Bulls close out the struggling Grizzlies late for the win

    CHICAGO – There were no grand celebrations or poignant tributes to the occasion, only a 48-minutes that pretty well represents the last year for the Bulls. They did what they had to do against a struggling opponent, had issues holding onto the lead to make everyone a little nervous, but their main scorer came through to bail them out in the end. There were a few positives, but the 106-99 victory over a six-win Grizzlies team will be kept in […]

  • DePaul continues great start with a memorable win over Texas Tech

    CHICAGO – It wasn’t a full house, the hosts weren’t ranked and the opponents weren’t either. Yet this night at Wintrust Arena is one that fans of DePaul could remember for a long time. There are moments where a program takes a step in their building towards success, and Wednesday night was certainly that for the Blue Demons, even if it is just December 4th. It was an exciting contest against defending national runner-up Texas Tech that comes on the […]

  • #FeedonThis: Chicago Sports Exchange, free agent pitchers, and Jim Boylen

    CHICAGO – It wasn’t a heavy day of Bears talk on Sports Feed outside of the guest segements since the team is off before facing the Cowboys on Thursday night. But it’s not like we ignored the team as they were a major part of the “Chicago Sports Exchange” on Wednesday evening’s show. The idea of the team making the 2019 playoffs along with Mitchell Trubisky changing his position with the franchise the last month were topics that Jarrett Payton […]

  • Jack M. Silverstein discusses a number of Bears & NFL topics on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – In his years as an author and sports historian, Jack M. Silverstein has researched a number of topics when it comes to the Bears, then produced some memorable content for a number of outlets. But no story he’s done got as much national and worldwide attention on his once concerning the Bears’ 1936 throwback jerseys. In his research, Silverstein found that African-American players were not being signed by teams during this 12-year period.  It was something unknown when […]

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