Tom Negovan

Tom Negovan joined WGN News in 2005 from the investigative unit at CBS-owned KYW-TV in Philadelphia. Since then, he’s spent countless hours at the anchor desk and crisscrossed the country covering everything from political campaigns to acts of terror.

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, Tom anchored our breaking news coverage and was reporting from Boston the next day. He didn’t come home until the surviving terrorist was in custody, bringing Chicago viewers live coverage of the dramatic arrest in Watertown, Massachusetts.

When Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, Tom, a member of relief organization Team Rubicon, worked long shifts providing disaster aid to the people of Queens, NY while shooting stories for WGN.

Tom flew to Colorado with former Governor Rod Blagojevich as he reported to federal prison. He’s sat down with Barack Obama, roamed Taliban-controlled pockets of Afghanistan with the US Army, performed in front of a sell-out crowd at the House of Blues with Chicago rockers, the Lovehammers, trained alongside DEA agents at their headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, and been blacked out twice by the Blue Angels.

Tom completed three Chicago Marathons before being sidelined for good in 2009, when his motorcycle was hit by a car. After recovering from a broken back, he joined the campaign to make drivers more aware of motorcycles.

Tom’s been named one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors, written for both the Chicago Tribune and Michigan Avenue magazine and mentored the next generation of storytellers through the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and Street-Level Youth Media. In 2014, WGN named him Employee of the Year for his fearless coverage of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

And yes, he’s picked up a few Emmy Awards along the way.

When Mark’s busy, you’ll find Tom filling in on WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine and Ten alongside Micah Materre. But truth be told, he’d rather be out covering a story.

Recent Articles
  • Three legal experts make forceful case for impeaching Trump at contentious hearing

    WASHINGTON — A trio of legal scholars argued at the first House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s unprecedented conduct was evidence of impeachable offenses, amid vocal protests and procedural roadblocks thrown up by Republicans to challenge the impeachment proceedings. The opening impeachment hearing held by the panel expected to draft articles of impeachment was contentious from the moment Chairman Jerry Nadler gaveled it into session until he banged the hearing to a close to Republican protests more than […]

  • Democrats release report detailing Trump’s alleged Ukraine scheme and discusses precedent for impeachment

    House Intelligence Committee Democrats have released their report on Tuesday detailing how President Donald Trump sought political gain through his dealings with Ukraine. The report lays out the historical precedent for impeaching a president, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. The report from the House Intelligence Committee makes the Democrats’ case for impeachment, weaving a narrative about Trump’s handling of Ukraine, including with exhibits and phone logs, the sources said. The report will also compare Trump’s lack of cooperation […]

  • Chicago mayor fires top cop Eddie Johnson over ‘intolerable’ actions

    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot terminated Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson effective immediately Monday, saying an investigation into an incident when Johnson was reportedly asleep in a vehicle revealed, “actions that are intolerable for any leader.” In October, Johnson was spotted slumped over the wheel of his black SUV near his Bridgeport home. In a press conference he called after the incident, Johnson initially said he’d forgotten to take his blood pressure medication and became lightheaded. But he later admitted […]

  • Group protests after man accused of shoplifting dies inside Lakeview Jewel-Osco

    CHICAGO — After a Chicago man accused of shoplifting died last week inside a Lakeview grocery store, a group protested in front of the store Wednesday night. Activists arrived to a Jewel-Osco, located in the 3500 block of Broadway in Lakeview, Wednesday to protest after 55-year-old Eugenio Guzman, of Chicago, died last Wednesday at the location. He was accused of shoplifting before being pronounced dead by authorities. A witness told WGN News a large employee sat on the man, holding […]

  • High Wind Warning issued for Chicagoland, storms cause travel dangers to west and north

    Low pressure is forecast to intensify as it moves from Iowa northeast into Wisconsin and Lower Michigan during the next 24 hours. Rain will spread over our area from the west and south and winds will gradually strengthen, shifting from southeast to southwest later tonight. Downpours with strong thunderstorms may occur here after midnight. A High Wind Warning will be in effect Chicago area wide from Wednesday morning into Wednesday evening, with west to southwest winds gusting from 50 miles […]

  • R. Kelly’s girlfriend Joycelyn Savage speaks out about relationship with embattled singer

    Joycelyn Savage, one of R. Kelly’s girlfriends who has supported him during his trial and incarceration, began writing about their relationship Saturday in a series of posts on Patreon — a crowdfunding membership platform. Savage’s posts accuse the embattled singer of controlling and manipulative behavior as well as abuse. Kelly has been charged with kidnapping, forced labor, and sexual exploitation of a child in federal court, and has pleaded not guilty. He was also charged with several counts of aggravated sexual assault […]

  • Naperville hosts anti-hate forums after student charged with hate crime

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The suburban Naperville community came together for an anti-hate forum Thursday evening after two racially charged incidents. A student at Naperville Central High School was charged with felony hate crime after allegedly posting a racist ad to Craigslist. The 14-year-old was accused of posting a picture of a black student on Craigslist, with the caption “Slave For Sale” followed by a racial slur. At the forum, members of the community said they’re not a district that will […]

  • Man, 55, dead after being detained by Jewel-Osco security for alleged shoplifting

    CHICAGO — A 55-year-old man died Wednesday evening after being detained by store security at a grocery store in Lakeview for alleged shoplifting. Chicago police were called to the Jewel-Osco in the 3500 block of North Broadway Avenue around 6:45 p.m. on the report of a retail theft. Store security attempted to detain the man who was suspected of shoplifting. Security then called police, but when officers arrived, they saw the man suffering a medical emergency. Officers performed CPR and […]

  • Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

    WASHINGTON — Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, leveraging an Oval Office visit for political investigations of Democrats. But he also came to believe the trade involved much more. Besides the U.S. offer of a coveted meeting at the White House, Sondland testified it was his understanding the president was holding up nearly $400 million in military aid, which Ukraine badly […]

  • Chicago cop shot after ‘gun battle’ with bank robber; 15-year-old also wounded

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer and a 15-year-old boy were shot after a “gun battle” following a police pursuit of a bank robber that started in Des Plaines. A heavy police presence was at the intersection of Irving Park Road and Lowell Avenue around 7 p.m. Tuesday as police investigated following the shooting. Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said the incident started as a bank robbery at a Des Plaines Bank of America involving two suspects. Johnson said following the […]

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