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
  • Victims’ fund grows on eve of funeral for youngest Aurora shooting victim

    AURORA, Ill. – The  victims’ family fund of the five people killed in the Aurora shooting has grown to $125,000. The news comes on the eve of the first of the funerals.  A visitation and funeral will be held Wednesday for the youngest victim, Trevor Wayner, 21, in his hometown of Sheridan. Wehner, was a Northern Illinois University business student. He was killed on the first day of his internship at Henry Pratt. Gary Martin, a Henry Pratt employee who was […]

  • After making thousands of crosses for victims, these 5 are hardest for Aurora man

    AURORA, Ill. — You may not know his face, but Greg Zanis’ work is all too familiar. Zanis has made more than 25,000 crosses and traveled thousands of miles to deliver them to sites of violent attacks across the country. Starting with Columbine 20 years ago, he’s made a cross for each victim of mass shootings and other attacks. Once they’re delivered, the crosses often turn into places for communities to mourn, whether it’s in Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Sutherland […]

  • Passengers ask Uber driver to stop for cigarettes and then steal his car

    DOLTON, Ill. — An Uber driver’s last stop Monday morning turned into a nightmare when his passengers stole his car. Surveillance video shows driver Brent Carr pulling into a Citgo Station in the 14200 block of Lincoln Avenue in Dolton. Carr said he picked up three female passengers near 160th Place and Marian Drive in South Holland. “They requested that I stop at the gas station for them,” Carr said. The women requested he enter the station to get them […]

  • Love is in the air as couples say ‘I do’ 103 stories up in Willis Tower

    CHICAGO — At Willis Tower, love is 103 stories in the air Sunday as couples stand on the Skydeck, ready to pledge their love to one another four days before Valentine’s Day. Joe and Jenny Spagnolia came in from Plainfield with their daughter Erin Marie to renew their vows. “We’ve been married about four-and-a-half years, this year will be our fifth anniversary,” Jenny said. “He actually surprised me with this contest.” With a baby on the way, their family will soon […]

  • Salvation Army donates winter boots, socks to Chicago kids in need

    CHICAGO — Over the last six years, Toyota and the Salvation Army have given away more than 1,000 pairs of boots and socks to families in need in Chicago. On Saturday, kids left a Salvation Army shelter in Uptown with smiles on their faces and new shoes on their feet. “Being able to provide boots and socks for your family to make it through the rest of the winter is the least we can do to help you through these […]

  • Mom says son faced discrimination, bullying for years at suburban elementary school

    GRAYSLAKE, Ill. — A mother claims her son has been the victim of discrimination and abuse at his school in the northern suburbs for years, but teachers and administrators have not done enough to address the issue. The mom, who asked her identity be concealed, said it began when he was in kindergarten at Meadowview Elementary in Grayslake four years ago. Ever since then, she says he’s been on the receiving end of scrutiny by faculty and staff members, in addition to […]

  • Girl, 15, killed in hit-and-run near Richards High School

    OAK LAWN, Ill. — A 15-year-old girl was killed in a hit-and-run while walking to school in suburban Chicago Ridge early Monday. Officials have identified the victim as Amira Nairat, a freshman at Richards High School. Amira was a block from school when she was fatally struck by a Volkswagen Beetle about 7:45 a.m. Monday in the 10700 block of Central Avenue. The car’s 25-year-old driver is now in custody, police said, and is believed to have been involved in […]

  • Woman says daughter, 7, was abused by teacher at CPS school

    CHICAGO — A woman who said her child was being abused at a South Side school said her daughter is now afraid to go to the bathroom alone. An investigation is underway at Powell Elementary School after allegations of student abuse at the hands of a teacher who has been with the district for 15 years. One woman, who was pulled to the side last week by the school’s assistant principal, said her 7-year-old daughter’s first grade teacher was at […]

  • Dog left outside during polar vortex taken by police, sparking legal battle

    A legal battle is brewing downstate over the fate of Maverick the dog, who was taken into custody under a new state law meant to protect pets if law enforcement officers believe they are in danger. Just before the worst of the polar vortex hit on Tuesday, neighbors noticed Maverick outside as usual, and called police over concern for his life. He’s usually kept outdoors, and while his owner insists he’s cared for, authorities disagreed. “If you see an animal, […]

  • Andersonville festival celebrates all things cozy with ‘PJ Fun Run’

    CHICAGO — It’s safe to say there’s some cabin fever in Chicagoland after the polar vortex kept us inside for most of the week. In Andersonville, WGN’s Sean Lewis found a North Side group bringing comfort to a new level outside with Hygge Fest, a two-day celebration of all things cozy. “Hygge is a Danish word that refers to embracing life’s simple pleasures … and feeling relaxed and cozy,” Sara Dinges of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce said. Activities include […]

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