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
  • Woman says police raided her West Side home by mistake

    CHICAGO — A Chicago woman in said police raided her West Side home by mistake. Lovie Tucker has lived in her house in Lawndale since April of last year and says she wasn’t home during the raid on July 6th. She found out when her alarm company called her. When Tucker arrived home, the officers were searching the house already. Tucker said they forced two doors open, had a search warrant and had overturned the home Tucker said police told […]

  • 2 boys blamed for more than $100,000 in damage to South Elgin trolley museum

    SOUTH ELGIN, Ill.  — Authorities say two boys ages 11 and 13 are responsible for more than $100,000 in damage at the Fox River Trolley Museum in suburban Chicago. The South Elgin museum says in a statement that dozens of windows were broken sometime between July 4 to July 7 and additional damage was done to eight cars. The museum says one car had 26 windows that were punched out by pick axes and spikes. Jeff Bennett, the museum’s chief car officer, […]

  • Duckworth doesn’t join Dem colleagues in calls to abolish ICE

    Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth expressed concern Sunday about the way the executive branch is handling the immigration crisis, but stopped short of joining her liberal colleagues in the Senate calling to abolish US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “I think there’s a lot of other things we can do before we get to that point,” Duckworth told CNN’s “State of the Union” anchor Jake Tapper. “First of which, which is, you’ve got somebody in the White House who has these policies […]

  • Step It Up 5k takes another stride towards supporting melanoma research

    SKOKIE — On a beautiful Sunday morning at Chicago Bontanic Garden, dozens gathered to raise money for melanoma research. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, claiming the lives of more than 10,000 Americans a year. This year, more than 178,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed, affecting all ages, genders and races. More than a million people in the U.S. currently live with melanoma in the U.S. alone. For the 6th year in a row, Hadassah, a women’s […]

  • Kids raise $15K at Chicago charity bake sales

    CHICAGO — A group of Chicago kids has raised more than $15,000 for various charities with a series of monthly bake sales. The initiative was started by 12-year-old Nora Fox and friends, who have made donations to the ACLU, Human Rights Campaign and Union of Concerned Scientists, among other groups‎. The kids choose a new charity each month. To follow along with their latest projects, visit their Facebook page. WGN’s Sean Lewis has more.

  • From heat to heavy rains; Cold front brings storms

    Temperatures are starting to drop in the Chicago area after two days of extreme heat, bringing with it heavy rains and storms. The temperature at O’Hare International Airport reached 95 degrees Monday afternoon, coming just three degrees shy of the record for the date. This was the highest temperature recorded during the latest hot spell, which brought three straight days of 90-degree readings and triple-digit heat indices. Thunderstorms erupted along a southbound cold front during the late afternoon, sending cool […]

  • Scottish festival celebrates 32nd anniversary with kilts, bagpipes, haggis

    ITASCA, Ill. — A small part of Scotland set up shop in Itasca this weekend as Chicago Scots hosted its 32nd annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games. From a British car show to a Celtic rock performance, there was a little something for everyone at the two-day festival, WGN’s Sean Lewis reports. Highlights included the largest bagpiping and drumming competition in North America; whisky tasting; Scottish dogs; and a Celtic market that sold kilts, candy, soccer jerseys and haggis. Organizers […]

  • Boy, 11, found shot to death in West Pullman

    CHICAGO — An 11-year-old boy was found shot to death in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood. The child, identified as Jechon Anderson, was found just before 1 a.m. Monday in a residence above a shuttered thrift store, near 119th Street and Peoria. He was staying with his father. The boy was shot in the head. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has not ruled on whether that was the official cause of death. Police said he was found in a […]

  • Politicians show support for LGBTQ community as Pride Month kicks off

    CHICAGO — The Governor of Illinois and the man running against him were both among the guests at a Pride Month kickoff event celebrating the LGBT community in West Town Sunday. The month of LGBTQ pride kicked off with a Sunday brunch, where alongside the food, politics was being served up as the main course. Among the many politicians making an appearance at the Equality Illinois event was Gov. Bruce Rauner and democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker. Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker […]

  • 100 kids become Chicago firefighters … for a day

    CHICAGO — Do you have what it takes to work for the Chicago Fire Department? One hundred local kids got the chance to find out Saturday when they became “firefighters for a day” at the Chicago Fire Department Training Facility, 1338 S. Clinton St. The event was sponsored by the African-American Firefighter and Paramedic League, which has been offering the training day for more than a decade. Participant Destiny Stevens said her training gave her a new outlook. “I thought […]