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Patrick Madden

District Reporter

Madden is the District Reporter at WAMU. He has covered city hall for the past four years and has won several awards for his coverage, including last year's Edward R. Murrow for investigative journalism.

Madden is also a frequent guest analyst on The Politics Hour and was a panelist at the 2010 mayoral debate at the Newseum.

Before joining WAMU in 2006, Madden worked at NBC4 and C-SPAN. He is originally from New York, attended Emory University in Atlanta and holds a master's degree in journalism from American University.

He is a long suffering NY Mets fan.


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Be #WinterStorm-Ready: http://t.co/2IcNsNB6uC. Image: Latest #NOAA @NWS watches, warnings for the ...
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In the wake of the deadly Metro incident earlier this month, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says the city is reviewing the decision to encrypt the radios used by Fire and Emergency Medical Services. D.C. recently moved to encrypt radio transmissions on the department's tactical — though not dispatch — channels. That means only people with encrypted radios can communicate or li...
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The son of late D.C. mayor and legislator Marion Barry is facing charges of assault, destruction of property and making a threat. Marion Christopher Barry, who is running to fill his late father's vacant Ward 8 council seat, appeared in D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday to face the misdemeanor charges. He pleaded not guilty and pledged to continue ...
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The D.C. Council will hold a special committee hearing soon on last week's deadly Metro incident. Council member Kenyan McDuffie, chairman of the public safety committee, has scheduled a meeting Feb. 5 to investigate the smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza that left one person dead and dozens of others in...
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Marion Barry’s son Christopher will reportedly turn himself in to authorities this week after an outburst at a bank. The younger Barry allegedly threatened a bank teller at a PNC Bank earlier this month and threw a garbage can at a security camera. ...
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A prominent civil rights group that's closely connected to the NFL is calling on the Washington Redskins and team owner Dan Snyder to change the team's name. The Fritz Pollard Alliance works with the league to promote diversity within its front office and coaching ranks. The group is composed of former NFL players, and its public announ...
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Officials from the District of Columbia are taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony Monday at the Dr. Martin Luther King J. Memorial on the National Mall. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is scheduled to be on hand for the ceremony at the memorial, along with Jeh Johnson, director of ...
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Calling the Monday incident in which one woman died and scores of passengers on a Yellow Line train were injured a "nightmare," Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is asking the transit agency for an immediate briefing on emergency response procedures. In a letter to Ri...
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This story was updated at 8:45 a.m. One woman died after smoke filled Metro tunnels and a Yellow Line train outside the L'Enfant Plaza station on Monday afternoon, prompting an evacuation and shutting down service between Navy Yard and Mount Vernon Square during the afternoon rush. Metro officials said that the woman, who had not been identified, p...
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D.C. Statehood Stories How A Civil Rights Struggle In The South Helped D.C. Elect Its Own Leaders ...
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Metro Connection Segments How A Civil Rights Struggle In The South Helped D.C. Elect Its Own Leaders ...
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The Washington region won't be getting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games after all. The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Thursday that Boston will be the city leading the U.S....
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The D.C. Council returned to work this week, and about one-quarter of its members are new. It's not only a different look — there's a new outlook as well.From banning the suspension of students in preschool to lifting the ban on surrogate mothers, the Council pursued a decidedly pr...
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D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) is introducing a bill to remove the D.C. Council from the procurement process. The Council currently gets to vote on contracts worth $1 million or more. Evans says it creates a perception of "pay to play'' when the Council rejects contracts that have been awarded through competitive bidding after the losers stage a lobbying campaign....
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Marion Barry’s son Christopher will run in the special election to fill his late father’s D.C. Council seat. Christopher Barry — whose full name is Marion Christopher Barry — picked up petitions to join the two-dozen candidates vying for the open Ward 8 seat. "It's official I'm running for Ward 8 Council member. Ward 8, the legacy continues, I'm energized...
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is kicking off her new administration by lobbying Congress for more representation. This morning, Bowser appeared with D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton on Capitol Hill to call for the new Congress to restore Norton’s vote on the House floor in the so-called Committee of the Whole. "We know that this Congress has the ability to take o...
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A streetcar in Washington got in an accident while in "test mode" this weekend — just two weeks before the transit line is slated to open. One of the bright red streetcars on a 2.2-mile line that runs along H street and Benning Road in Washington crashed into a car at the intersection of 6th and H streets on Saturday. The streetcar system is not yet open to the p...
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A Howard University football player was fatally shot during an attempted robbery in Texas, police said. Running back Terrence Neal Tusan, 22, was one of two people killed at an apartment complex in north Texas during a robbery attempt, authorities said. The circumstances are still unclear. Police in Texas have released few details, citing an ongoing investigation. ...
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Several theaters in our region are showing the feature film The Interview, which Sony Pictures initially had pulled after threats of an attack, but released in about 200 theaters nationwide after reconsidering the decision. Bunny Khorana's phon...
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The race to fill the late Marion Barry's council seat is officially on, and some big names from Ward 8 have decided to run — in what could be one of the most crowded races in recent memory. Marion Barry was a larger-than-life political figure, and filling his seat in Ward 8 will not be easy. That said, the race is quickly filling up with viable contenders. Sixteen pe...