Award-winning journalist, Sean Lewis, is an anchor of WGN Saturday Morning News and WGN Sunday Morning News, with the expansion of weekend news in September 2016. Prior to that, Sean filed reports for WGN News at Five and WGN News Nine during the week. He joined CLTV in March 2007 and WGN-TV in June 2008.

Sean came back home to Chicagoland after more than two years as weekend anchor at WWBT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. He grew up watching Chicago news but has lived and worked throughout the Midwest, reporting in Fargo, North Dakota, Madison Wisconsin, and Rockford, Illinois.

Sean is a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

In Rockford, Sean served on the board of AIDS Care Network and was named Best Newswriter by the Illinois Associated Press. In 2009, the Associated Press recognized Sean again for his special report on the student journalists who were the first on the scene of the NIU shootings.

Recent Articles
  • CTU to announce strike date Wednesday; could be joined by support staff, park district employees

    CHICAGO — Chicago Teachers Union is set announce its strike date Wednesday. If contract negotiations fail, CTU and its 25,000 members could strike this month. On Tuesday morning, members of SEIU Local 73 delivered strike notices to City Hall. Its members include 7,500 Chicago Public School support staff and 2,500 park district employees. They are prepared to strike at the same time as CTU, which means nearly 35,000 city employees could hit the picket line at the same time. Mayor […]

  • Illinois GOP congressman calls Trump tweet about impeachment, civil war ‘beyond repugnant’

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is warning that the Democrat-driven impeachment proceedings and any move to oust him from office amount to “treason” and would spark a civil war, prompting outrage from a Republican congressman. Trump tweeted a conservative pastor’s comment that removing him would provoke a “civil war-like fracture” in America. ….If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which […]

  • 10-year-old with diabetes and his squad of ‘Diavengers’ walk for a cure

    CHICAGO – A little rain didn’t stop hundreds from walking towards a cure on Sunday morning. Among those participating in the annual walk supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation was 7-year-old Owen Carletti, who was just two when he was diagnosed. Luckily, Owen says he also has a special group of friends in his corner: “The Diavengers.” He says his friends are always there for him. “Once my pump alarm goes off, they give me what I need and everything,” […]

  • Celebrity Chef Art Smith talks helping family with Alzheimer’s disease

    CHICAGO — Celebrity Chef Art Smith, came to fame as Oprah’s personal chef, and now, he leads six restaurants across the country, including two in Chicago. Smith not only cooked for Oprah and the Obama family, but also for his mother, Addie Mae Smith, who died about two years ago from Alzheimer’s disease. “For all the stuff she taught me, one of the things she taught me was if you got food, you got life,” Smith said. “Because you can […]

  • Girl, 12, shot in head by stray bullet while inside Harvey home on day before birthday

    HARVEY, Ill. — A young girl was planning her birthday party when she was shot in the head by a stray bullet while inside her home in Harvey. The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Monday near 158th and Paulina streets. Kentavia Blackful’s family was inside their home in the living room watching the Chicago Bears game when shots came from outside, piercing the front window. Kentavia was sitting at her computer when she was shot in the head. Her family […]

  • Itasca police tip leads to identification of alleged Fulton River District shooter

    ITASCA, Ill. – Chicago police received a break in the Fulton River District shooter case from a suburban police department. After CPD showed high definition photographs of the alleged shooter, 45-year-old Michael Blackman, talking in a bike shop prior to the shooting of a woman, Itasca police recognized Blackman from thefts in their community. Itasca police believe Blackman burglarized three closed businesses in June and July. Detectives said they recognized him from surveillance video they had near the area of […]

  • Man charged with attempted murder in shooting of CPD officer, woman

    CHICAGO — Police announced charges against a man accused of shooting and seriously wounding a Chicago police officer on the South Side. Michael Blackman, 45, faces five counts of attempted murder for several incidents, including the shooting of that officer Saturday, as well as a shooting that injured a woman, last week. The officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. He was part of a team trying to track Blackman. Police tracked him down to near […]

  • Supporters help dreams come true for kids in need at ‘Walk for Wishes’

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Several hundred people came together to help grant the wishes of kids in need Sunday, stretching their legs during Make-A-Wish Illinois’ annual “Walk for Wishes.” “When the community comes out and supports an organization like this… it inspires people, right?” said Stephanie Springs, Make-A-Wish Illinois. James Fellows is a bigger warrior now, but was just a few days old when his battle with a congenital heart defect began. “Everyone is a warrior here, no matter […]

  • Indiana, Illinois AGs investigate after fetal remains found

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s attorney general said Monday that he will work with his Illinois counterpart to investigate what he called the “grisly discovery” of more than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains at the Illinois home of a late doctor who performed abortions in Indiana. Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill said he and Democratic Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul have “agreed to work together” as Hill’s office coordinates an investigation of the remains found at the home of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, […]

  • Attorneys give opening statements in trial for men accused of killing 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee

    CHICAGO — Opening statements took place Tuesday afternoon in the trial of two men accused of killing 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. Dwright Boone-Doty and Corey Morgan are charged with killing the boy execution style in 2015, to send a message to his father, Pierre Stokes, a purported member of a rival gang. Doty and Corey Morgan, will be tried together but before separate juries. The third man accused in the attack, the alleged getaway driver Kevin Edwards, pleaded guilty to first-degree […]

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