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
  • Prosecutors: Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen met Russian offering ‘political synergy’

    President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered “political synergy” with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the special counsel said Friday. Court filings from prosecutors in New York and special counsel Robert Mueller’s office lay out previously undisclosed contacts between Trump associates and Russian intermediaries and suggest the Kremlin aimed early on to influence Trump and his […]

  • Parents in Kankakee speak out over concerns about school fights, violence

    KANKAKEE, Ill. — Parents in Kankakee are worried their kids may not be safe at school. Some parents cited a rise in violence in the halls of Kankakee High School, where there have been several fights this week alone. Some parents have said they just want a safe learning environment for their kids, but that violence at the school is completely out of control. Some videos of the fights have popped up on social media. They show all-out brawls, often, one […]

  • Mueller recommends no prison for Flynn, citing cooperation

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing Tuesday that describes Michael Flynn’s cooperation as “substantial.” The filing by special counsel Robert Mueller provides the first details of Flynn’s assistance in the Russia investigation, including that he participated in 19 interviews with prosecutors and cooperated extensively in a separate and undisclosed criminal probe. It was […]

  • Geneva teachers could go on strike Tuesday if deal not reached

    GENEVA, Ill. — School could be out for thousands of kids in the far western suburbs. Teachers in Geneva are preparing to hit the picket lines. A last-ditch round of negotiations took place Monday as both sides work to avoid a strike in Geneva. If a deal is not reached by Monday evening, there will be no school for 5,800 students at nine schools. Officials have been talking since February. Teachers have been working without a contract since August and they […]

  • CHA hired Mercy Hospital gunman despite past harassment complaints, lawsuit says

    CHICAGO — A new lawsuit reveals chilling information about the gunman who killed three people at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center on Nov. 19. The suit claims Juan Lopez was hired by the Chicago Housing Authority after numerous abuse allegations were reported to the city. He previously was dismissed from the Chicago Fire Department Academy after being accused of verbally and physically harassing women. Former CHA employee Rhonda Barrett said she filed a complaint about Lopez with the Equal Employment Opportunity […]

  • Residents speak out at EPA forum to address health concerns in Willowbrook

    WILLOWBROOK, Ill. — The Environmental Protection Agency held a forum in Willowbrook Thursday evening to address health concerns surrounding a controversial medical sterilization plant in the southwest suburbs. Sterigenics is facing multiple lawsuits filed by the state and DuPage Count as well as from residents who said a chemical from the plant made them sick. The town hall meeting was packed with residents hoping to get some answers. Some residents described several spills of ethylene oxide by Sterigenics,  a chemical the […]

  • Archdiocese of Chicago announces plans to close, consolidate schools, churches

    CHICAGO — The Archdiocese of Chicago announced plans to close churches and schools, and broke the news to parishioners Wednesday evening. Six schools will be consolidated into three and one church will close, possibly with more to follow. The school at St. Barbara will be consolidated with St. Therese Chinese Catholic School. Both campuses will remain open under the St. Therese name, according to the Chicago Tribune. St. Lucia-Santa Maria Incoronata and St. Jerome Croatia will become one parish. Santa Lucia […]

  • Trial begins for 3 Chicago cops accused in Van Dyke cover-up

    CHICAGO —The trial of three Chicago police officers charged with lying to protect a fellow officer from criminal prosecution after he fatally shot Laquan McDonald began with prosecutors pointing to reports they contend were falsified and defense attorneys putting much of the blame on the teen himself. Ex-Officer Joseph Walsh, former Detective David March and Officer Thomas Gaffney “violated the public trust” when they “began to fashion a story (and) create lies that were designed to help (Jason) Van Dyke […]

  • Pregnant woman seriously injured after Bronzeville shooting

    CHICAGO — A pregnant woman is in serious condition after she was shot in the Bronzeville neighborhood just blocks away from police headquarters. Police said around 11:22 a.m. on Tuesday, two people approached a couple who was sitting in their car and brandished a weapon. The driver of the car sped away, but the offenders fired into the car striking the woman on the side of her abdomen. The woman, whose age is unknown, was taken to Stroger Hospital in […]

  • Chicago area digging out, cleaning up after massive snow storm

    CHICAGO — The Chicago area woke up Monday morning to blizzard conditions that haven’t been seen since Super Bowl 2015. Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings brought some parts of the area up to  13 inches of snow. High winds also brought down trees and power lines. ComEd said 350,000 people lost power during the snow storm. About 82,000 still remain without power as of 9 p.m. on Monday. ComEd said they have 800 crews out working to restore power, but they […]