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
  • South Side home expo is one-stop shop for potential homeowners

    CHICAGO — Hundreds of people gathered at Tuley Park on Saturday for the 15th annual Greater Chatham Home Expo. For many, it was the first step to owning their own home. Forty vendors created a one-stop shop where potential homeowners learned how to find affordable homes, pay for them and fix them up. “We strongly feel there’s a lot of decay in our communities because people don’t realize how many programs and services are out there,” said Eli Washington of […]

  • Vigil held for 22-year-old engineering student who died after Skokie shooting

    SKOKIE, Ill. — A vigil was held Tuesday evening for a 22-year-old man who died after being shot in Skokie. Skokie police responded to a 911 call of shots fired at about 8:45 p.m. in the 4700 block of Main Street on Monday. Officers located a man, identified as 22-year-old Edward James, with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital for treatment, but later died. On Tuesday, relatives and friends told WGN that James was a college student […]

  • Student shines spotlight on organ donation, honors late brother at imaginative school event

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — A suburban middle school student is honoring his older brother’s memory by raising awareness for organ donation in an imaginative way. Taylor Petrillo, 14, is a student at South Middle School in Arlington Heights. He organized a “green out” and a school assembly with hundreds of students Tuesday. The Jesse White Tumblers were on hand to entertain and put the focus on organ donation, Taylor’s new calling since the death of his brother Matthew. “He is […]

  • Chicago French community, firefighters sadden by Notre Dame blaze

    The world reacted with shock and prayers to the massive fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, united in grief and in solidarity with the people of France. In Chicago, the French community watched from afar. Eric Marie, who grew up in France, called his family on the phone. “It’s a disaster,” he said.  “My mom is an old-fashioned woman. We can walk (to Notre Dame) from where she lives over there.  It’s a total disaster from her point of view.” […]

  • Chicago airports recovering from April snowstorm

    CHICAGO — About 190 flights were cancelled at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Monday following a snowstorm that also shut down hundreds of flights over the weekend. Some travelers had to sleep at the airports waiting for the next available flight to get them to their destination. The National Weather Service says more than five inches of snow fell Sunday at O’Hare. Another four inches or so was on the ground at Midway. The storm forced about 1,000 flight cancelations Sunday […]

  • Safer playground to debut at Portage Park elementary school

    CHICAGO — Students at Chicago Academy Elementary School should have a new playground when they return from spring break. The Portage Park project has been planned for nearly four years but was recently made possible when Lurie Children’s Hospital and Bank of America brought on volunteers and funding. Joyce Pae, the school’s assistant principal, said the new playground will be the same size as the old — but much safer. Pae said metal on the playground was falling apart and that […]

  • 18-year-old dead, man injured after West Englewood shooting

    CHICAGO  — A teenager was killed and a man was injured after a West Englewood shooting. An 18-year-old male was shot in the head, and a 22-year-old man was shot in the stomach on the 6500 block of South Oakley Avenue around 5:40 p.m. Monday. The 22-year-old was taken to the hospital, and his condition was unknown. No one was taken into custody. The shooting happened just six blocks away from a shooting at a baby shower that left two children […]

  • Drug-resistant superbug warning issued by CDC; 100 cases in Illinois

    A drug resistant fungus being called a global health threat has been detected in Illinois. The Center for Disease Control issued a warning about Candida auris, a fungus that’s resistant to multiple anti-fungal treatments. It is raising concerns because of its impact to patients who are already sick in hospitals and long term care facilities. This can also make symptoms difficult to detect. Dr. Tina Tan from Lurie Children’s Hospital says C. auris was first identified 10 years ago in […]

  • Teen’s charity skate in honor of lost friend draws hundreds of hockey players

    LAKE FOREST — While 14-year-old Nick Curley isn’t the biggest player on the ice, his ideas may be. When he was just seven, Nick came up with the idea to skate 100 miles over several days to honor the memory of his friend Danny, who died suddenly at the age of four nearly 10 years ago. “He’s an amazing kid, I mean he’s mature beyond his years, he’s a giving kid,” said Danny’s uncle Tom Stanton. The money raised by […]

  • Charity basketball game at United Center benefits families of fallen officers

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department and Cook County Sheriff’s Office faced off Saturday in a charity basketball game at the United Center. The event, now in its second year, raises money for families of officers who were killed or severely injured. Last year, the teams brought in roughly $6,000. “I think it highlights the stress that officers are often under,” Chicago police Chief Jonathan Levin said. “It’s a high-stress, high-pressure, high-risk job. Officers are dedicating their lives, sometimes giving […]

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