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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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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...
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As D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray prepares to leave office, his administration is announcing a major economic development victory: an agreement with Walmart to anchor the long-dormant Skyland Shopping Center in Ward 7. Gray, who lives in Ward 7 and once represented the district on the D.C. Council, pushed aggressively to have Walmart agree to build at Skyland. The process has been...
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After more than a year of silence from authorities in Virginia, a judge in Fairfax County is ordering police to release the name of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed man from Springfield. 46-year-old John Geer was fatally shot by an unidentified officer in front of his home in Springfield. Police had been called to the scene because of a domestic dispute. ...
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Nurses on Monday staged a one-day strike at MedStar Washington Hospital, following months of negotiations between MedStar and the labor group National Nurses United. Early in the morning, dozens of nurses picketed outside the hospital, chanting and holding up signs. “We are on strike for one day to stand up for our patients and give them safe care,” said nurse and org...
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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is expected to sign several bills into law today as he takes his final actions in office. Muriel Bowser will be officially sworn in as the next mayor on Jan. 2, but until then, Gray is wrapping up his four years in office. Among the bills he’s expected to sign into law: A bill offering tax incentives to technology start-up...
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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the fatal shooting of two police officers in New York City Saturday was “heart wrenching,” underscoring police reactions from around the country. Chief Lanier, in a statement, says the killing of two NYPD officers serves as a reminder...
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Reports of sexual assaults continue to trend upward at colleges located in Washington D.C. Over the past decade, the number of sex offenses reported by by D.C. colleges has increased roughly one and a half times. If you look at the last two years of available federal data — 2012 and 2013 — you'll find an average of 65 reported sexual assaults on college campuses in D.C. ...
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D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser is filling out the cabinet of her upcoming administration. Today she announced her pick for deputy mayor of education: Jennifer Niles, founder of the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. She also tapped Kevin Donahue, who used to work in the Fenty administration, to be deputy city administrator, where he will oversee CapStat, a Fenty-era program ...