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
  • Chicago mayoral candidates face off in 2 forums

    CHICAGO — Eleven of the 21 candidates who are running for Chicago mayor faced off in two different forums Tuesday evening. The first event started at 5:30 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion. Garry McCarthy, Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot, Amara Enyia, Ja’Mal Green and Dorothy Brown were at the forum. The candidates discussed housing and were asked about rent control in Chicago, which has been banned in Illinois since 1997. Candidates commented on the controversial plan for a tax increment financing […]

  • Geneva teachers ratify contract ending strike

    GENEVA, Ill. — Teachers in Geneva School District 304 ratified their contract Monday after a nearly week-long strike. The union and school district announced the deal at 4 a.m. Monday.  Union members voted Monday afternoon. Nearly 6,000 students have been out of school since the teachers went on strike Tuesday. As the strike continued over the weekend, sporting events and activities were cancelled. Final exams have been pushed back to January after the holiday break. The latest round of negotiations lasted […]

  • Volunteers make sure donations find good homes during a season of giving

    CHICAGO — Inside a warehouse on Chicago’s Northwest Side, the fruits of a season of giving are being examined, sorted and shipped for hundreds of children. This is the hub of Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit that finds the needs of a community like Chicago and works to meet it. This season it’s new and gently used clothes. So after calling for donations, the organization brings them in to volunteers who evaluate them and send them to the right place. “They’re bringing […]

  • Families in need get mini shopping spree during ‘Christmas in the Wards’

    CHICAGO — Many of Chicago’s aldermen joined families in need across the city for a mini holiday shopping spree Saturday during the 22nd annual “Christmas in the Wards.” This year more than 550 families in 29 wards will benefit from the program. Each one gets paired up with an alderman or other volunteer, and together they pick out up to $250 in gifts, which are mostly paid for by corporate donors. In Pullman, Ald. Michelle Harris (D-8th Ward) joined Francis […]

  • Monday is last day for challenges in Chicago mayoral race

    CHICAGO — Monday is the last day for challenges in the Chicago mayoral election on Feb. 26. Election lawyers were busy Sunday night preparing to file objections to the signatures of some of the 21 candidates’ petitions. Chicago mayoral candidates need 12,500 valid signatures. All must be registered voters and are only allowed to sign one petition. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle challenged more than 14,000 names on the petitions for current state comptroller Susana Mendoza. If successful, Mendoza […]

  • Winter WonderFest brings holiday fun and ice skating to Navy Pier

    CHICAGO — Navy Pier is decked out with much more than just decorations for the 18th annual Winter WonderFest, as the city’s premier tourism destination adds to its offerings for the holiday season. “It is probably the most cheery, merry and bright place you can be indoors in Chicago this winter season,” said Lydia Jordan-Parnell, Navy Pier. Added to the pier is 500 decorated trees, holding a grand total of more than 25,000 ornaments and a mile of wire. Lights also adorn the […]

  • U.S. Coast Guard’s Christmas Ship arrives at Navy Pier with 1,200 trees

    CHICAGO — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Christmas Ship has arrived at Navy Pier with 1,200 Christmas trees that will be donated to families in need. The tradition began in 2000 as a reenactment of Chicago’s original Christmas Tree ships from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. WGN’s Sean Lewis stopped by Navy Pier to learn more.

  • ComEd working to restore power days after snowstorm

    CHICAGO — Thousands of people across the Chicago area are still without power following Sunday night’s snow storm. The outages come just as temperatures across the area drop, only expected to top out in the middle 20s on Tuesday. About 20,000 ComEd customers are without power, down from a high of 340,000. North suburbs including Arlington Heights and Glenview were among the hardest hit. ComEd brought on additional crews from other states to help restore the outages. Some crews are […]

  • Chicago craft market celebrates what’s smaller than Small Business Saturday

    CHICAGO — Even smaller than Small Business Saturday, are those among us who make items by hand to sell on a very small scale. And on Saturday, those craftsmen and women had their chance to shine as well. For five years now, The Chicago Sun-Times has invited the smallest of small businesses to Made in Chicago Holiday Market.  This year, 80 vendors are in attendance. “This is as local as you can get,” said Ian Haisley with the Sun-Times. “There’s […]

  • Volunteers jump at chance to help veterans recover from PTSD

    CHICAGO — With Michael Jordan’s statue looking on, volunteers leapt at the chance to support veterans by jumping rope thousands of times Sunday. During the “Jump for Vets” charity event, around 70 people pushed themselves to do 2,200 jumps, or the equivalent of 100 jumps for every veteran that takes their own life each year. Sponsored by Rags of Honor, the charity event aims to raise around $15,000 to provide medical care for soldiers battling PTSD. Mark Doyle began Rags of […]