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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.


Articles Written by Patrick Madden

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After a prominent rabbi was arrested on voyeurism charges, several local universities where he taught classes are reaching out to students who may have had contact with him. Towson University in Maryland announced it has launched an internal investigation after it was discovered that Rabbi B...
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With less than two weeks until Election Day, a new poll commissioned by WAMU 88.5's The Kojo Nnamdi Show and the Washington City Paper finds Muriel Bowser with a double-digit lead over her competitors. The poll finds the Ward 4 D.C. Council member and Democratic nominee in first place with 44 percent support. The other Council member in the race, Independen...
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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier met with members of a synagogue where a prominent rabbi was arrested and charged with voyeurism. Rabbi Barry Freundel is accused of secretly videotaping six women getting ready to shower or use the Jewish ritual bath known as a mikvah. He was arrested and charged with six counts of voyeurism. Lanier met with members of the modern Ort...
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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is meeting tonight with members of the Georgetown synagogue where a prominent rabbi was arrested and charged last week with voyeurism. Last week, Rabbi Barry Freundel was arrested and charged with six counts of voyeurism. He's accused of secretly videotaping w...
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The head of D.C. Department of Health says the city is prepared for any possible outbreaks of the Ebola virus. Dr. Joxel Garcia says the District is more at risk of having a patient with Ebola turn up because its is an international city with three major airports, including Dulles International, one of the major international hubs. "The more your exposed to intern...
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Rabbi Barry Freundel is pleading not guilty to charges he secretly filmed women who were bathing at a Georgetown synagogue. He was arrested earlier this week on misdemeanor voyeurism charges. Freundel didn't say a word as he left the courthouse, got in a car, and sped away yesterday. Emma Shulevitz was there with her husband to watch the Rabbi face the charges in p...
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Does campaign cash have undue influence over how District of Columbia lawmakers approve contracts? In this special investigative report, WAMU 88.5’s Patrick Madden follows the money and explores whether the D.C. Council is perpetuating a “pay-to-play” environment for city contractors....
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A new poll shows that Democrat Muriel Bowser has a comfortable lead against her two opponents in the District's mayor's race. An NBC4/Washington Post/Marist poll released Wednesday shows that Bowser has the support of 43 percent of likel...
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Ahead of today’s Senate hearing on D.C. statehood, city council members are pressing the Obama Administration to back their effort. Ward 2 Council Member Jack Evans penned a letter to the White House calling o...
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On the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh remembered the first responders who helped evacuate the Pentagon when it was struck by a hijacked jetliner. The Ward 3 representative toured several city firestations Thursday, offering thanks and refreshments to the men and women in uniform. At a firestation in Tenleytown in Northwest D.C., Cheh spok...
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As the Washington Redskins kick off the football season, the controversy surrounding their name continues to draw attention. Washington played the Houston Texans on Sunday, losing the season opener. And outside the Houston stadium, a small group of people were holding a protest against the team name, which many Native American groups consider racist. The debate ove...
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A sixth person has been charged with a crime related to illegal funding of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign. Mark Long was charged with conspiracy on Thursday. Long is a former D.C. Council candidate who served as the driver for Gray during the campaign, in which he defeated then-mayor Adrian Fenty. A charging document says Long was paid by a public-relati...
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Endorsements are starting roll in for this year's D.C. mayoral election. Independent candidate David Catania scored the backing of the police officer's union. The fraternal order of police — which counts 3,600 members — endorsed Catania this week. Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee for mayor, has won the most endorsements so far. She recently earned the supp...
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The IRS has seized records from the Park Southern housing complex. The building in southeast D.C. has become a flashpoint in the mayor's race over alleged mismanagement. According to residents who live at Park Southern, the building has fallen into disrepair and they accu...
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In the race to become D.C.'s next mayor, Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser continues to hold a significant fundraising edge over her opponents. The latest campaign finance reports show Bowser has $1 million dollars left to spend, roughly double the war chest of her chief rival, independent candidate ...
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There’s new controversy surrounding a troubled housing complex in southeast D.C. and its politically-connected managers. Lawyers for the city are now asking that the building be sold because its finances were “grossly mismanaged.” Park Southern is an apartment complex for low-income residents in Ward 8. The building, which was backed by a $3 million city loan, fell int...
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Police in Prince George's County say a 3-year-old girl is dead after being struck by gunfire. Police say they were called to the 6900 block of Forest Terrace in Landover on Sunday and discovered the child. The girl was taken to the hospital, where she died. Police say there was a fight between two men at the residence and that one man left and returned to open fi...
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Fundraising reports for candidates vying to be D.C.'s next mayor are due in today, and the the size of their war chests could offer hints as to how the competitive election will turn out. So far, Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser has held the strong fundraising edge over her opponents in the general election. She out-raised independent candidate David Catania by a 2-1 margin...