Patrick Madden | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 Contributors

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.


Articles Written by Patrick Madden

WAMU 88.5
Candidate Support Vincent Gray 27% Muriel Bowser 27% Jack Evans 13% Tommy Wells 9% Andy Shallal 7% ...
WAMU 88.5
The Alexandria City Council has voted to create bicycle lanes on the city's busy King Street after debating a plan that will eliminate some parking spaces. The city council voted unanimously over the weekend to approve the plan recommended by the city's transportation chief. The plan calls for removing 27 parking spaces west of Old Town to make room for bike lanes between J...
WAMU 88.5
Early voting begins today for D.C.'s mayoral primary, but on a delay after this morning's snow storm. For the next five days, early voting can only take place at the One Judiciary Square building in northwest D.C., which is located at 441 Fourth Street. And at least for Monday, they have a delayed opening at 10 a...
WAMU 88.5
The campaign treasurer for a former D.C. councilmember has been indicted on charges of stealing $115,000 from a campaign account. A 14-count indictment against Hakim Sutton was unsealed Wednesday. Sutton was the treasurer for Michael Brown, who lost his reelection bid in 2012 after announcing that most of his campaign funds had been stolen. Brown was later convict...
WAMU 88.5
District of Columbia Council member David Catania is filing paperwork to run for mayor as an independent in the midst of a fundraising scandal involving Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign. Catania could pose a challenge to the Democratic nominee in this year's general election, even though the district is heavily Democratic. Catania is a gay former Republican with a progres...
WAMU 88.5
Related Content In State Of The District Speech, Gray Forcefully Denies Shadow Campaign Claims ...
WAMU 88.5
Related Content Machen: Thompson Pleas 'Only Tip Of The Iceberg' Statement of Offenses for Jeffrey Thompson ...
WAMU 88.5
Teachers in Montgomery County have ratified a new contract that gives raises totaling 5.5 percent over three years, but it also requires educators to pay more for health insurance. The Washington Post reports tha...
WAMU 88.5
Residents in Northeast D.C. have filed a complaint alleging inaction by a D.C. police officer while responding to a street brawl. The Washington Post reports that the fight broke out Friday night in the T...
WAMU 88.5
Where do you think D.C. should stand on marijuana? By a 10-1 vote, the D.C. Council passed a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijua...
WAMU 88.5
Metrobus schedule for Tuesday Metrobus will be operating on a severe snow service plan on Tuesday. Only the following routes will have bus service: District of Columbia: 32, 36, 52, 54, 70, 90, 92, A6/A8, S2, X2 Maryland: 83, A12, C4, C22, D12, F4, J2, K6, P12, Q1, T18, Y9, Z8 ...
WAMU 88.5
Candidate Support Vincent Gray 28% Muriel Bowser 20% Jack Evans 13% Tommy Wells 12% Andy Shallal 6% ...
WAMU 88.5
With just over a month to go before the April 1 mayoral primary, most voters in D.C. say they are satisfied with how things are going in the city. That's according to a new "NBC4/WAMU/Washington Informer/Marist" poll. Of Democrats polled, 74 percent say the city is headed in the right direction — 22 percent say the city is on the wrong track. The poll surveyed 738 r...
WAMU 88.5
With a little more than a month to go until the D.C. primary, the endorsements in the mayor's race are starting to pour in. The latest winner: Council member Muriel Bowser, who scored the backing of EMILY's List. EMILY's List — a political action committee that supports pro-choice candidates — credited Bowser's work as a Ward 4 Council member and her track record on econo...
WAMU 88.5
The head of Fairfax County schools may trade staff for teachers in the system's upcoming budget. Sources familiar with the system say Fairfax County schools Superintendent Karen Garza has a history of cutting costs in order to give teachers raises, setting the stage for her budget priorities this year. Garza has proposed $41 million dollars in pay hikes for classr...
WAMU 88.5
Data released by the District shows very few students in the city attend their assigned public schools. The Washington Post reports only about a quarter of D.C. students attend their assigned schools. The data also shows that students spread out widely across the city from their neighborhoods. On average, elementary students living in one D.C. school boundary act...
WAMU 88.5
The Library Congress is hosting an open house for the Presidents' Day holiday. Visitors will get the change to see a special presidential display as well as learn how to use the library's resources. The reading room will be open Monday for the Presidents' Day holiday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reference librarians will show visitors how to obtain registration cards and use the ...
WAMU 88.5
Winter Storm Resources School Closings Emergency Shelters and Hypothermia Tips VDOT's Snow Plow Tracker ...
WAMU 88.5
Alexandria police released a sketch of the suspect in last week's shooting. The manhunt continues as police search for the person who shot and killed a 59-year-old piano teacher i...
WAMU 88.5
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) of illegally meddling in a land deal around a Metro station. Graham has already been reprimanded by his Council colleagues for offering to support a developer's bid for the District's lottery contract if the firm withdrew its bid for the Metro project. U.S. District Jud...