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
  • Former Madigan campaign staffer launches initiative to help victims of workplace abuse

    CHICAGO — Her sexual harassment allegations rocked a powerful Illinois Democratic machine and brought change statewide. Tuesday, Alaina Hampton, former campaign staffer to Mike Madigan launched a new initiative to help victims of workplace abuse. Hampton hosted Chicago’s first-ever “#MeToo Meet Up,” named for the hashtag that became a rallying cry for sexual harassment accusers. “A woman had reached out to me on social media saying that she was in a similar experience to mine,” Hampton said. “She’d been searching […]

  • 20-year-old man shot to death at Howard CTA station

    CHICAGO — A 20-year-old man was killed in a shooting at the Howard CTA station Tuesday. Police said the incident began around 12:30 p.m. as a fight outside of the station and then moved inside to the platform where the shooting occurred. The man was shot in the neck and back and was taken to St. Francis in Evanston where he was pronounced dead. The gunman ran from the Howard station and tried to get rid of the gun. Police […]

  • Man found in NW Indiana lake was killed during robbery attempt, police say

    LAKE STATION, Ind. — Police say they believe a 34-year-old man whose body was found in a northwest Indiana lake Sunday may have been killed during a robbery attempt over the holiday weekend. A resident feeding ducks near Grand Boulevard Lake spotted a body submerged in its shallow waters just before noon on Sunday, Lake Station Police Chief Dave Johnson said Monday. Firefighters and police responding to the scene recovered the body, which was later identified as 34-year-old Erik Lozano […]

  • Army of volunteers working to brighten up 8-mile stretch of MLK Drive for the holidays

    CHICAGO — Many Chicagoans are seeing the light of the holiday season as volunteers began decorating several miles of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive on the South Side Sunday. The lights are going up along an 8-mile stretch of MLK Drive thanks in large part to the group My Block My Hood My City, which took on the massive task of decorating organizing the effort. It’s been a long road to get there for founder Jahmal Cole. “We think that […]

  • Chicago couple who run cookie business catch attention of Food Network

    CHICAGO — Two years ago, a Chicago couple baked up their dream job. Now, the self-taught decorators who run “Nicely Iced Chicago” are going national. Back then, Sheldon Jordan had his cosmetology license and his fiancee, Brittney Dervin, was a vet tech. It took a delicious picture of cookies on Instagram to give Jordan and Dervin the idea on creating their own cookie decorating business. “I literally saw a picture on Instagram two years ago at the hospital in Skokie […]

  • No reported injuries after gas leak sparks fire on South Side

    CHICAGO — Firefighters battled a fire on the city’s South Side that was caused by a gas leak. Crews were on the scene on the 8900 block of South Marshfield Avenue around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Sources said a contractor hit a pressure line and that may have caused the leak. No injuries have been reported. At least 60 customers were affected in the area due to the gas shut down. People’s Gas is working to repair the line and restart […]

  • Police officers deliver Thanksgiving meals to families affected by gun violence

    CHICAGO — The holidays can be an especially difficult time for families touched by gun violence. On Tuesday, a few families received a heartwarming reminder that their loved ones have not been forgotten. Chicago police visited some of the families of those killed by guns and delivered a Thanksgiving meal to them, and hope that they’ll solve a murder. Katina Gunn’s daughter, Dareyona Smith, was just 18 when she was shot and killed on March 12 near 79th and Paulina […]

  • Man charged with murder, sexual assault of 19-year-old UIC student

    CHICAGO — A 26-year-old man has been charged in the death of a UIC student found inside a campus parking garage. Donald Thurman has been charged with first degree murder and criminal sexual assault, according to UIC police. Thurman reportedly has a criminal record and was released from prison in Dec. 2018 for armed robbery. He was sentenced to six years, but only served two and is currently on parole. Police said Thurman, of Chicago, was taken into custody Sunday […]

  • ‘Look Within Yourself’: 9-year-old Michigan boy writes song after being bullied

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mich. – Kamryn Henderson is in third grade and has been bullied at school and on social media. And now — he’s standing up for himself with a song he wrote, called “Look Within Yourself.” Kamryn said it hasn’t been easy, but putting his feelings into song is helping him heal. “If I cried, then I get bullied more,” he said. “And, I wrote the song and all of a sudden I felt better about myself.” He’s also […]

  • Pack the Car: Andersonville men make monthly mission to help food pantry

    CHICAGO — Every month, two Andersonville men have been collecting donations to help a local food pantry. It started in 2008, when Gregg Rojewski and Steven Pryor were approached by a young man asking for help with food after leaving a restaurant. “We offered him the leftover meal, Rojewski said. “He devoured the entire meal.” That one interaction sparked this two person operation in Andersonville. They officially call their mission “Pack the Car.” Starting simply with friends, it’s grown to […]

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