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
  • Demonze Spruiel joins Sports Feed on a busy Sunday in Chicago

    CHICAGO –  The final weeks of September are often the busiest on the Chicago sports calendar. The Cubs and the White Sox are beginning to wind down their respective seasons while the Bears are getting near the end of the first quarter of theirs. Meanwhile the Blackhawks are into their preseason while the Bulls are getting ready to start theirs. It makes for a lot to talk about on any show, especially Sports Feed, and especially with the guests. Demonze […]

  • Bears take first in the NFC North as they rally to beat the Cardinals 16-14

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – Once again, a team from Arizona let the team from Chicago off the hook. Fans might remember the epic Monday night comeback the Bears made in 2006 against the Cardinals, rallying from a 20-0 deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Arizona 24-23. It was a signature win in the Bears’ NFC Championship season, and led to the “They Are Who We Thought They Were” rant by the late Dennis Green. While the halftime deficit wasn’t quite […]

  • MONSTER’S MASH: The growth continues for Mitch and Matt

    LAKE FOREST – For those hoping for an explosive offense right from the start, one that would be taking shots down the field early and often, you might have to wait. As much as fans would have hoped the offense would be the start of the 2018 Chicago Bears, the truth is that the building under Matt Nagy’s new complicated system is going to take some time. Especially with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who is still learning his way around the […]

  • CAMPUS CHECK IN: Is Ian Book the man for Notre Dame against Wake Forest?

    SOUTH BEND – The quarterback questions for Brian Kelly won’t go away, even if the team is 3-0 on the young season. Brandon Wimbush has seen the majority of the snaps during the contests at Notre Dame Stadium, but since an opening day win over Michigan , he’s struggled to find his consistency. He’s complete 55 percent of his passes for 589 yards with one turnover compared to four interceptions, which included a three-pick game against Ball State in Week […]

  • White Sox break through in the 11th inning for their first win in Cleveland in 2018

    CLEVELAND – Not far away, there was a team in a different sport that was breaking through for their first win. The Cleveland Browns, who came into Thursday nights game have not won a contest in 19 consecutive tries, finally broke through with a 21-17 victory over the New York Jets. It set off a celebration in the city typically reserved for clinching a title. In fact, Budweiser even provided free beer to people locked in special refrigerators waiting for […]

  • #FeedonThis: Jarrett and Josh pick Space Jam 2 teams

    CHICAGO – The announcement of a sequel to a basketball movie from 1996 had Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman quite fired up on Thursday’s Sports Feed. The reboot of Space Jam with LeBron James inspired them so much, that they decided to pick new rosters for the Tune Squad and the Monstars during Social Fodder. Those choices are part of the best of the show in #FeedonThis, which you can watch in the video above. Meanwhile the Cubs are closing […]

  • Patrick Kane scores a goal in the Blackhawks’ second preseason game in Detroit.

    DETROIT – Many times in the preseason, a treat for fans is just getting to see some of their favorite players on the ice. Most of the time the stars along with regular starters make occasional appearances over the course of the six preseason games. They get just enough workout to get a feel for the games, but it still remains all about pacing yourself. Thursday night was a case where the Blackhawks put some of their regular forwards on […]

  • Bruce Miles discusses the stretch run for the Cubs on Sports Feed

    CHICAGO – At last, they had a day off. It only took 30 days. The Cubs massive stretch of consecutive days without a break has finally come to an end, and they ended up finishing seven games over .500. The also held onto the same 2 1/2 game lead in the NL Central over the Brewers in the division. With a Magic Number of 4 to get to the playoffs as a Wild Card and 8 for the division title, […]

  • No Connor Murphy for a while, but more regulars will play in the Blackhawks’ second preseason game

    DETROIT – There is one many injury issue with a player so far in Blackhawks’ training camp, and so far there is no telling when that will be resolved. Corey Crawford continues his work to get back from a concussion that sidelined him for most of the 2017-2018 season. His absence continues to hover over a team hoping to rally back after missing the playoffs for the first time in a decade. Yet another injury continues to linger for defenseman […]

  • Did Lauri Markkanen send a message to the Timberwolves after Jimmy Butler’s trade demand?

    CHICAGO – Just a year ago, he got a new start with a familiar coach in hopes of continuing his accent to the NBA’s elite. But just a year later, it appears that Jimmy Butler will be on the move sooner than later. Less than one week before Timberwolves' training camp begins. After weeks of contemplating future in Minnesota, Butler informed Tom Thibodeau on Tuesday, sources said. https://t.co/0n882h9l1t — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 19, 2018 The former Bulls forward, who […]