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
  • 9-year-old missing in Wauconda lake after boating mishap

    WAUCONDA, Ill.  — Emergency crews are searching Bangs Lake in Wauconda for a 9-year-old reported missing in the water Friday night. Crews were called to Edgewater Parkway and Monroe Avenue in Wauconda around 7:30 p.m. Friday. Officials said two boys, ages 9 and 10, were on a paddleboat when they fell into the water. The 10-year-old was pulled from the water by fishermen. A second boy, age 9, is still missing. Officials said 20 different departments are involved in the […]

  • Redacted Mueller report released. Read it here.

    WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of the Mueller report Thursday. Click here for a PDF version. Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible obstruction of justice could not clear President Donald Trump, according to a redacted version of the special counsel’s report released Thursday, which provided new details of Trump’s efforts to influence the investigation into his campaign and Russia. The report details numerous cases in which Trump asked his aides to take actions that would have obstructed the […]

  • Aurora police release surveillance video from Henry Pratt shooting

    AURORA, Ill. — Police released surveillance video of a shooting that left five people dead and six others wounded in February at an Aurora industrial complex. The Aurora Police Department on Wednesday posted video on their Facebook page of the Feb. 15. shooting at the Henry Pratt Company. “As with our decision to release audio related to this event, we were not careless in our judgment here, and we understand the disturbing nature of these images,” the department said in […]

  • Mueller report to be released Thursday

    WASHINGTON — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump’s attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s report on Russian election interference and Trump’s campaign, opening up months, if not years, of fights over what the document means in a deeply divided country. Even the planned release of the nearly 400-page report quickly […]

  • Man, 20, stabbed inside East-West University in South Loop

    CHICAGO — A 20-year-old man was stabbed Tuesday afternoon inside East-West University in the South Loop. Police said the 20-year-old and a 42-year-old man were inside an academic building on the 800 block of South Michigan Avenue around 1 p.m. when the 42-year-old took out a folding knife and stabbed the other man in the upper back. The incident started with an argument between the men, who were both students, inside a biology classroom. Witnesses said the 20-year-old slapped the other […]

  • Crowds unite, raise voices over flames to sing hymns outside Notre Dame

    PARIS — Parisians raised their voices in song Monday night outside Notre Dame Cathedral as firefighters battled a massive blaze threatening one of France’s most revered attractions. Thibaud Binétruy was walking home Monday when he saw smoke rising in the distance. Notre Dame Cathedral, the beloved landmark in the heart of Paris, was engulfed in flames. “It’s awful to see such a symbol disappearing in front of you. It’s been there for so many years and in a few minutes […]

  • Charges expected Thursday in Sleepy Hollow violent crime spree

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, Ill. —  A northwest suburban man is expected to be charged Thursday in a violent home invasion that left two teens with serious stab wounds. Prosecutors in Kane County have not released the man’s name because he has not been charged. The suspect, who has a criminal record and a history of mental illness, is expected to face an array of charges, including attempted murder and sexual assault, after Monday’s home invasion in northwest suburban Sleepy Hollow. According […]

  • Remains found in NW Indiana pond belong to missing mom: police

    CROWN POINT, Ind. — Police in northwestern Indiana said a human foot found in a pond is that of a missing Avon woman. Police responded to the scene Monday afternoon after a fisherman reported catching what appeared to be a foot. Crown Point police Chief Pete Land said officers on the scene confirmed the remains were human. Police said a tattoo on the foot had the name of Najah Ferrell, 30, who was reported missing several weeks ago. Friends and family […]

  • Man in custody after Sleepy Hollow crime spree

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, Ill. — A suspect was taken into custody after an attempted sexual assault, multiple home invasions and two teens were stabbed in the northwest suburbs. Sleepy Hollow Police Chief James Linane said the door to the teens’ home was open and the suspect, armed with two butcher knives, walked in. The teens, 17 and 19, were home Monday because they were home-schooled. The two were siblings. The teens were stabbed and the boy was airlifted to a nearby […]

  • Wrong name on warrant leads to man’s wrongful arrest

    CHICAGO — A Chicago man was arrested by mistake and spent two nights in jail because of a warrant mix-up. Cortez Rogers, 26, was stopped by police on the South Side Monday night. Police ran his name and found him wanted on a warrant. Police arrested Rogers but Rogers didn’t know why. “No one could give me any answers,” he said. “They had me in protective custody for investigation.” The Cook County sheriff’s department kept Rogers out of the general […]

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