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
  • Dangerous combo of heat and humidity on the way; Heat Watch issued

    CHICAGO — A dangerous combination of heat and humidity is to build into the Chicago area starting Thursday. Thursday morning thunderstorms are possible and then heat will build starting Thursday afternoon. Peak heat indices are to surge into the 105 to 114-degree range Thursday through Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch from Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening. High temps are expected to peak in the 90s each day with upper 90s possible for Friday and […]

  • Nearly 50 cars damaged in break-ins at downtown parking garages

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for suspects in a series of vehicle break-ins in parking garages in downtown Chicago. Police believe these break-ins are related. Cars in three parking garages were targeted; two in Streeterville and one in River North. In all, at least 46 vehicles vandalized and items inside taken. In the 500 block of North McClurg Court, police said at least 16 vehicles were broken into inside the garage overnight Saturday. In the 600 block of North St […]

  • Suburban pastor’s selfless gift helps save life of mother of three

    PARK RIDGE, Ill. — A suburban pastor was honored Monday at a city council meeting for his selfless and heroic actions that saved a member of the community. Matt Hoffman serves as police Chaplin in Park Ridge and is pastor at St. Andrews Lutheran Church and School. In April, Hoffman donated a portion of his liver to save Ellen Totten, a mother of three and a member of the St Andrews community. “Back in October, I was diagnosed with a […]

  • ICE raids begin across the country; no reports of arrests in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Undocumented immigrants across the country are on the edge as Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids get underway this week. Those raids have started in other cities across the country, namely places like New York, but things have been very quiet in Chicago. According to the Mayor Lori Lightfoot, there’s an estimated 180,000 undocumented immigrants in the city, but right now, it’s unclear what type of ICE raids, if any, have occurred in Chicago. The raids were supposed to […]

  • West Side church one of many promising sanctuary from migrant sweeps

    CHICAGO — In Humboldt Park, where the Puerto Rican flag stands as a symbol of both neighborhood and ethnic pride, sits a church which is once again at the center of the divide over immigration in the United States. After spending nearly 20 years in the Chicago area, Francisca Lino has been living inside Adalberto United Methodist Church since 2017, when she sought sanctuary from a deportation order. Told then by immigration officials she would be deported in a matter […]

  • Young brothers travel to promote homemade cookie business

    CHICAGO — A family of young entrepreneurs are taking homemade cookies on the road. On East 53rd Street, Yummy Brothers was created by a group of brothers ranging from 5 to 11 years old, and with the help of their mom and dad. Caleb, 7, Joshua, 11, Isaiah, 9, and Micah, 5, are the faces behind the business. It’s been two years since the Yummy Brothers began their journey. The first batches were baked in their Atlanta home. They started […]

  • Police release photo of man suspected of sexually assaulting woman near Millennium Park

    CHICAGO — A 27-year-old woman was sexually assaulted near Millennium Park early Tuesday after chasing a man who robbed her, according to police. The woman was waiting for a train at the CTA Red Line’s Washington station around 4 a.m. Tuesday when a man approached her, robbed her of her phone and other belongings and fled the scene. After the woman chased him out onto the street, the man entered a staircase leading to the Millennium Park parking garage on […]

  • Water meter installations suspended after city finds spikes of brain-damaging lead in homes

    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot has suspended the city’s water meter installation program after recent testing found high concentrations of lead in some homes. The mayor’s order to halt work on the program is said to be out of an abundance of caution, and comes after the city has already installed new water meters in nearly 200,000 homes. Data uncovered by the Chicago Tribune found there were spikes of brain-damaging lead in more than one in five homes where new […]

  • Weeks after state of emergency declared, some University Park residents still unable to drink water

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. — Nearly three weeks since a state of emergency was declared by the mayor of University Park, 2000 homes remain under a do not consume water order. Monday residents gathered for a town hall meeting where they received an update on the lead levels. The crisis surfaced in June when Aqua Illinois, the company charged with municipal water in University Park, issued a “do not consume” order.  They detected elevated lead levels in the drinking water. At […]

  • 6 furry candidates in the running for Pet Mayor of Edgewater

    CHICAGO — The city recently elected a new mayor but there’s another election on the North Side that’s barking up a storm. Six furry candidates are in the running for “Pet Mayor of Edgewater.” The neighborhood, which is known as one of the most pet friendly in the city, is running the election to help raise money for the Care For Real Pet Pantry. Chicagoans can vote as many times as they want. Each vote costs $1, and part of […]

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