‘Stories of Hope: Facing Breast Cancer’ airs on WGN tonight at 8:30PM

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
  • Doctors urge vaccinating kids by Halloween after last year’s deadly flu season

    CHICAGO — Last flu season was the deadliest in 40 years, with 900,000 hospitalized and 80,000 killed, according to the CDC. Eighty-five percent of children who died from the flu then had not received a flu shot. Hoping to improve outcomes for patients this year, physicians from four Chicago-area hospitals came together Sunday to urge parents to vaccinate all children over six months old before the end of October. Pregnant women should also be sure to get the vaccine, doctors say, since research shows […]

  • Volunteers head south to rescue cats and dogs left homeless by Hurricane Michael

    CHICAGO — A team of volunteers from PAWS Chicago is on its way south to help homeless animals in Florida. The five volunteers are traveling to areas of the Florida panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael. Their mission: help clear shelters of homeless animals there so people’s pets displaced by the storm have a place to go. “They called us and they, said ‘hey, you helped us out one time before, can you again?’ and of course we are more than […]

  • Chicago-area steel company collecting donations for hurricane relief

    CHICAGO HEIGHTS — A steel company in suburban Chicago Heights is sending help to those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Esmark Steel on Saturday collected donations at its plant at 2500 Euclid Ave. The company is accepting donations through the beginning of next week. Requested items include water bottles, solar phone chargers, sleeping bags, clothing, generators, batteries, blankets, baby wipes, toothbrushes and non-perishable food items. Everything will be loaded into a 20-ton truck to be driven down to those in need. […]

  • Trump says Chicago police should ‘stop and frisk’ to curb violence

    ORLANDO, Fla. — President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic response from a law-and-order crowd Monday, advocating the use of “stop and frisk” policing and saying he has directed the Justice Department to work with local officials in Chicago to stem violence in the nation’s third-largest city. “The crime spree is a terrible blight on that city,” he said at a convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Trump said he had ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “immediately” […]

  • Highwood festival attempts jack-o’-lantern record for a good cause

    HIGHWOOD, Ill. — Even on a drizzly day, the good folks of north suburban Highwood can carve out a good time at the 9th annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival. Lining the city streets are walls of jack-o’-lanterns, thoughtfully crafted by locals taking a stab at being a part of history. “It brings out the kid in you; you can carve all day,” said Eric Falberg, Celebrate Highwood. The city was aiming for the Guinness World Record of the most lit […]

  • Apple Fest returns to Lincoln Square this weekend

    CHICAGO — The Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce is ushering in fall with its 31st annual Apple Fest. Organizers are expecting 25,000 attendees at the two-day festival, which stretches along Lincoln Avenue from Lawrence to Eastwood. Vendors sell pies, apple cider, doughnuts and more. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.  There’s a $5 suggested donation. WGN’s Sean Lewis has more.

  • Costumed characters step out to help Make-A-Wish dreams come true

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Hundreds of superheroes and supervillains made their way, on foot and on wheels, to raise a $250,000 for Make-A-Wish at the Walk for Wishes Sunday. “All of that money will help create life changing experiences for kids with critical illnesses,” said Jessica Miller, Make-a-wish Illinois That includes 20-year-old Calvin Licuanan, who danced along during the walk Sunday, a remarkable contrast from just two years ago when he got a new kidney. His wish granted by Make-A-Wish: […]

  • Man carves 400-pound pumpkin at Lincoln Park Zoo

    CHICAGO — Lincoln Park Zoo is embracing autumn with its fourth annual Fall Fest — and Steve Dahlke is delighting crowds with giant pumpkin carvings. For the past 30 years, Dahlke has turned monster pumpkins into goblins and ghouls. His work has appeared on pumpkins as small as five pounds and as large as 2,100 pounds. “I grew my own pumpkins,” Dahlke said. “This one company saw my work, and they liked what I did and gave me 15 little pumpkins.” The business […]

  • Unique car carries food to those in need, in style

    CHICAGO — It’s a sight to see on Chicago’s streets: a hard-to-miss 2004 Volkswagon Jetta decked out in the dramatic “Phool Patti” style popular in Pakistan. Mohammed Raza commissioned the colorful paint job that blends scenes of his native home to his adopted of Chicago. His goal: to draw attention to a greater mission of helping and feeding others. “The nourishment of the body is food and the nourishment of the soul is feeding others,” Raza quoted. Raza and others from the […]

  • Brett Kavanaugh defends himself on Fox News, says Trump stands with him

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he’s “not going anywhere” despite the allegation of sexual assault from more than three decades ago that continues to threaten his confirmation. “We’re looking for a fair process where I can be heard and defend … my integrity, my life long record … of promoting dignity and equality for women, starting with the women who knew me when I was 14 years old,” Kavanaugh said in an interview alongside his wife, Ashley Kavanaugh, with […]