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
  • Crawford’s first shutout of 2018 gives Jeremy Colliton his first win as Blackhawks’ head coach

    CHICAGO – The new coach of the Blackhawks got in the win column a lot like the old coach did on Wednesday night. No, the team’s offense didn’t awaken and come through with a big effort as they might have hoped against the Blues at the United Center. Instead, it was good, old-fashioned grit in the goal from No. 50 that finally got Jeremy Colliton into the win column as Blackhawks’ head coach – and it was a long time […]

  • Bulls have only a quarter for the Celtics in a 29-point loss

    BOSTON – The big focus of the 2018-2019 season for the Bulls and their fans is to figure out exactly where the franchise is during their current rebuild. That’s a tough thing to judge at the moment for Fred Hoiberg’s team, considering Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn, and Denzel Valentine are out with injury. Plus the roster and rotation are constantly evolving in their absence, which has led to some forgettable moment early in the season. Wednesday night was a chance […]

  • Scot Gregor talks about the White Sox as they head towards the offseason Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – The 2018 season went about as Rick Hahn thought it would – not very well. That’s part of rebuilding, especially in the second season when the organization continues to position themselves for the future at the expense of the present. Hence the White Sox lost 100 games for only the third time in franchise history. The question now is what they team will do from here. Can they get a Bryce Harper or Manny Machado? Will Jose Abreu […]

  • Sahadev Sharma looks ahead to the Cubs’ offseason on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO  – For a team that won 95 games, there is a lot of drama. That’s what happens when you win a World Series and the expectations are the highest in franchise history. So an elimination in the Wild Card game made the 2018 season more of a failure instead of a success with the team reaching a franchise-record fourth-straight postseason. Now many are wondering what the team’s next moves will be as they attempt to keep this current run […]

  • The Bears-Rams game on Dec. 9 has been flexed to night

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. — As the Bears continue to have success, their prominence on the national stage continues to increase. Hence a few of their games are getting moved from Noon to prime time. After it happened with this weeks’ game against the Vikings, it did with another contest for Matt Nagy’s team in December. Getting used to this. 💪#LAvsCHI | #DaBears pic.twitter.com/cpSskXedOO — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 14, 2018 The Bears’ game against the Rams at Soldier Field was […]

  • Lacking the last few years, turnovers are the thing for the Bears in 2018

    LAKE FOREST – Two years ago, they were history, in all the ways that you don’t want to be. It’s not even like the Bears were a terrible defense – 15 in total yards and 24th in points allowed – but their inability to force turnovers put them in some NFL infamy. With just eight interception and three fumbles recoveries, the Bears tied the league record for lack of takeaways with just 11 on the season. It tied them with […]

  • After perhaps his best game as Bear, Mitchell Trubisky gets an NFL honor

    LAKE FOREST – The question was asked from the minute that he was drafted, continued through his rookie year, and into his second season under a new head coach. It will likely continue for the rest of this season and into the next. When you’re a franchise that has struggled to find a true standout at the quarterback position, it’s only natural. But with each week, Mitchell Trubisky is starting to answer the question if he is really the team’s […]

  • Phil Sklar discusses the new Pat Hughes bobblehead on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – Sports collectors know his name along with the organization he runs in Milwaukee. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum pays tribute to the unique figures in the world of sports and elsewhere, while also creating new ones for those who recently came to fame. An offering this fall from the hall pays tribute to the Cubs’ World Series championship and the announcer who made the famous call. Bobblehead Hall of Fame CEO Phil Sklar appeared on […]

  • Matt Verderame discusses the Bears’ success in 2018 along with other NFL stories on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – It’s mid-November, and the Bears are in the playoff conversation. It’s quite an amazing thing. Not since the 2013 season has the team been in this position, rarely speaking about the postseason much after the first two months of the season. After beating the Lions to start the second half, the Bears are now in first place in the NFC North with seven games left in the 2018 season. Matt Verderame was on Sports Feed Tuesday night to […]

  • It’s no ‘Game of the Century’ like FSU in ’93, but the Syracuse game means plenty to Notre Dame’s title hopes

    SOUTH BEND – History could very well judge it as the “Game of the Century” of the “Game of the Centuries.” Lou Holtz even said in his postgame interview on NBC that this was a game that truly did live up to all the hype – and there was plenty of it. November 13, 1993 – No. 1 Florida State vs No. 2 Notre Dame. Both teams were undefeated at 9-0. The game was nationally televised on a Saturday afternoon. […]