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
  • CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson admits to drinking before being found ‘slumped over’

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson admitted he “had a few drinks”after he was found “slumped over” in a car early Thursday morning, according the mayor’s office. In an interview with the Sun-Times Friday, Mayor Lightfoot refused to say whether the superintendent should have been driving or whether he should have been given a sobriety test. The mayor told the Sun-Times she would await the outcome of the internal investigation before determining whether the rules were bent to protect […]

  • Man, 53, killed in possible road rage incident in Lakeview

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for a white SUV involved in a possible case of fatal road rage in the Lakeview neighborhood. Just before 4:15 p.m. Thursday, a man, 53, was in a vehicle in the 3700 block of North Ashland Avenue when a white SUV reportedly approached the victim and fired shots. The man was shot once in the neck and was transported to Illinois Masonic in critical condition. He later passed away, police said. Southbound lanes of Ashland […]

  • CTU rejects latest contract proposal, teachers to strike Thursday

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public School teachers are set to hit the picket line Thursday morning after the Chicago Teachers Union rejected the district’s latest control proposal Wednesday evening. Thursday classes and activities were preemptively canceled ahead of the anticipated strike to give families more time to figure out their childcare options. Teachers are set to begin the strike at 6:30 a.m. Chicago teachers are asking for more pay, smaller class sizes and more staffing. Another sticking point of the teachers […]

  • Democratic rivals repeatedly criticize Warren during debate

    Elizabeth Warren’s rivals repeatedly jabbed at her during Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, accusing the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the costs of Medicare for All universal health insurance and her signature “wealth tax” plan. Taking hits from all sides reflected Warren’s rise to a front-runner in the crowded field of candidates who are looking to deny President Donald Trump a second term. Joe Biden, who has led the Democratic field for months, had to address Trump’s unsupported accusations […]

  • Uptown residential fire put out after long battle

    CHICAGO — Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a condo building in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood Monday. Emergency crews responded the Oxford Glen Condo building at the 800 block of West Gunnison Street around 2:15 p.m.  It was quickly elevated to an extra-alarm fire and additional crews were requested. The building contains 13 residential units.  All residents are said to have gotten out of the building safely. Chicago fire officials said a battalion chief was injured when […]

  • ‘I was face to face’: Witness, prosecutor describes moments after Dunning massacre

    CHICAGO — A man charged with killing five people at a Northwest Side condominium complex is being held without bond. Krysztof Marek, 66, faces five felony counts of first degree murder. In bond court Friday, a Cook County judge described the weekend shooting rampage as “evil on steroids.” Marek, a retired truck driver who had lived in the building on the 6700 block of West Irving Park for 15 years, and was at one point the condo association president, is […]

  • Video shows man vandalizing, robbing Naperville salon; Police seeking suspect

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Police in Naperville are asking for the public’s help after a salon was vandalized and robbed. Charizma Salon and Spa at 682 South Route 59 was targeted around 3 a.m. Friday. Security video shows a man with a hoodie pulled tight around his face surveying the scene. He uses a rock to smash the window then grabs the cash box and leaves. “It’s sad,” owner Sumeet Nirula said. “Being a small business … we are trying to […]

  • Additional fetal remains discovered in trunk of car belonging to late Indiana abortion doctor

    DOLTON, Ill. — Authorities in Illinois and Indiana announced Wednesday additional fetal remains were found on property belonging to a late abortion doctor. Will County authorities said the additional remains were found in a vehicle owned by Dr. Ulrich Klopfer that he stored on a lot in Dolton, Illinois. “The Will County Sheriff’s Office was made aware that numerous vehicles and possibly other property owned by Dr. Klopfer were stored in an outdoor gated lot of a business located in […]

  • Chicago teachers contract talks continue with a week to go before strike date

    CHICAGO —With just a week to go until a possible strike by Chicago teachers, the two sides are still talking but are far apart on some key issues. The Service Employees International Union held a town hall Thursday in a show of solidarity. Members of SEIU local 73 are supporting Chicago teachers while dealing with some labor strife of their own. Their CPS support staff and Park District workers are scheduled to walk out the same day as teachers. At […]

  • Woman beaten, robbed in Lincoln Park home invasion, police say

    CHICAGO — A woman was injured after she was attacked during a violent home invasion in Lincoln Park. Police said the incident happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of West Fullerton Parkway when the woman heard a knock on her door. The 32-year-old told police that when she unlocked it, three men pushed their way inside her apartment, hit her over the head several times and pointed a gun at her. She said she was handcuffed, beaten, […]

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