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
  • O’Hare to screen passengers for symptoms of Chinese coronavirus as US confirms its 1st case

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak’s epicenter was hospitalized in good condition near Seattle. The man, identified only as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was not considered a threat to medical staff or the public, health officials said. The virus has infected about 300 people, all of whom had been in […]

  • Fire destroys Far South Side church, donations meant for those in need

    CHICAGO — A column of thick smoke rose into the air as Chicago firefighters worked to extinguish the flames destroying the home of Beacon Light Ministries on the Far South Side Monday. Since 2004, Pastor Jerome Powell has used the ministry on the 11000 block of South Michigan Avenue as a spiritual home to help those in Roseland. “We give out food, clothes, school supplies. Whatever is donated to our ministry we give back to the less fortunate in our […]

  • Polar Peace March urges all to ‘stop the violence and start the love’

    On a frigid Sunday morning, the faithful filled the streets of Lincoln Park with a message of non-violence. For six years, members of St. Paul’s Church and the nonprofit UCAN have organized the “Polar Peace March” in January to call for peace. They say the march is meant to remind residents of more affluent neighborhoods that some areas are still plagued by violence. “We let Chicago know that all of our streets are connected and there are people throughout the […]

  • $20,000 worth of purses stolen at Northbrook Louis Vuitton

    NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Police in Northbrook are looking for five suspects after $20,000 worth of purses were stolen from a Louis Vuitton store. Around 7:30 p.m. Monday, police were dispatched to the store at Northbrook Court after five people, believed to be teenagers, grabbed approximately ten purses and fled. Police said the suspects ran into a white sedan and officers observed it fleeing at a very high rate of speed eastbound on Lake Cook Road. “They were in only a […]

  • Over $50,000 worth of merchandise stolen from Louis Vuitton on Magnificent Mile

    CHICAGO — Police are investigating after a smash-and-grab burglary Monday night at Louis Vuitton. Just after 6:45 p.m., police were dispatched to the store, located in the 900 block of Michigan Avenue, on the report of a smash-and-grab. Chicago police said about five or six young men came into the store, all wearing face masks. Tens of thousand of dollars of merchandise was reportedly stolen. Sources tell WGN that item or items taken are worth upwards of $50,000. As a […]

  • Throngs mourn, Iranian leader weeps for general slain by US

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s supreme leader wept Monday over the casket of a top general killed in a U.S. airstrike, his prayers joining the wails of mourners who flooded the streets of Tehran demanding retaliation against America for a slaying that’s drastically raised tensions across the Middle East. The funeral for Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani drew a crowd said by police to be in the millions in the Iranian capital, filling thoroughfares and side streets as far as the […]

  • After a family lost everything in a fire, firefighters pitch in for new Christmas gifts

    CHICAGO — When firefighters responded to an apartment devastated by flames on the Northwest Side last week, they couldn’t help but notice the burned Christmas tree and scorched toys on the floor. “It’s the same damage that happens in June to people’s buildings,” CFD Battalion Chief John Richards said. “But when you see Christmas trees burned and the toys… it touches your heart a little bit more.” As they thought about the family that lost pretty much everything in the […]

  • 2 Chicago officers save man from burning vehicle

    CHICAGO — Early Friday morning, two Chicago police officers jumped into action to save a man from a burning car. The smashed up Jeep was stretching over the Stevenson Expressway on Pulaski with a driver trapped inside. “There was smoke coming from the engine compartment as well as the vehicle being engulfed in flames,” 8th district officer Gino Garcia said. Garcia and his partner for about a year, officer DeXaxier Langham, acted on instinct to save the man. “ I […]

  • Boyfriend held without bail in fatal shooting of student home from college

    CHICAGO — A Michigan State University student home on break in Chicago was fatally shot by her boyfriend as he played with a gun in an apartment on the city’s South Side, prosecutors said Monday. A judge ordered Lafayette Hodges, 18, held without bail. He faced a felony count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Lyniah Bell, who was shot in the head Friday. “This is a tragedy that could have been avoided,” Judge Arthur Wesley Willis said, […]

  • Dog thrown out of moving vehicle on the road to recovery

    CHICAGO — Two weeks ago, someone threw Elf the dog from a moving car. He is now on the road to recovery and is up and walking around with some assistance. “He was injured pretty severely,” Robin Pressnall with Small Paws Rescue said. A girl on the sidewalk saw it happen on 55th Street near Halsted Street and scooped Elf up. She and her mother called for help. When the Chicago Animal Care and Control officer looked at Elf, she […]

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