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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

The second week of the Chandra Levy murder trial is set to begin later this morning.The prosecution is expected to call on gang members and former prison inmates this week to testify that defendant Ingmar Guandique admitted to them he killed Levy. Because there are no eyewitnesses or physical evidence in the case, the testimony of Guandique's former cellmates could be important...
The entire block of Madison Avenue in the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest D.C. has been cordoned off as the authorities continue to investigate this afternoon's triple shooting.Police Chief Cathy Lanier says two juveniles and one adult were shot around 3:45 in a home on the 500 block of Madison Ave--one of them was killed.Lanier says the alleged gunman then fled the...
An FBI examination of Chandra Levy's laptop is shedding light on what the former intern may have been thinking about on the day she vanished.FBI Special Agent Jane Domboski analyzed Levy's computer and specifically which Web pages the former intern had visited.On the stand Thursday, Domboski testified the final Internet activity happened on May 1, 2001 the day prosecutor...
The entire block of Madison Avenue in the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest D.C. has been cordoned off as the authorities continue to investigate this afternoon's triple shooting.Police Chief Cathy Lanier says two juveniles and one adult were shot around 3:45 in a home on the 500 block of Madison Ave--one of them was killed.Lanier says the alleged gunman then fled the...
The entire block of Madison Avenue in the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest D.C. has been cordoned off as the authorities continue to investigate this afternoon's triple shooting.Police Chief Cathy Lanier says two juveniles and one adult were shot around 3:45 in a home on the 500 block of Madison Ave--one of them was killed.Lanier says the alleged gunman then fled the...
Metro says it has no plans to ramp up security following the arrest of a man who authorities say wanted to help terrorists blow up Metro stations.Charging documents say Farooque Ahmed conspired to help people he thought were al-Qaida operatives plant explosives at four metro stations: Arlington National Cemetery, Pentagon City, Crystal City and Courthouse.Metro Transit P...
Metro says it has no plans to ramp up security following the arrest of a man who authorities say wanted to help terrorists blow up Metro stations.Charging documents say Farooque Ahmed conspired to help people he thought were al-Qaida operatives plant explosives at four metro stations: Arlington National Cemetery, Pentagon City, Crystal City and Courthouse.Metro Transit P...
Metro says it has no plans to ramp up security following the arrest of a man who authorities say wanted to help terrorists blow up Metro stations.Charging documents say Farooque Ahmed conspired to help people he thought were al-Qaida operatives plant explosives at four metro stations: Arlington National Cemetery, Pentagon City, Crystal City and Courthouse.Metro Transit P...
Testimony continues in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of killing Chandra Levy in Rock Creek Park a decade ago.The second day of the trial began like the first, with a woman testifying in great detail how a peaceful jog through Rock Creek Park turned into a violent struggle with Guandique.Prosecutors are trying to establish a pattern of attacks by Guandiqu...
Following today's arrest of Farooque Ahmed, a man from Northern Virginia accused of trying to help plot attacks on several Metro stations, the transit agency is trying to reassure commuters that the transit system is safe to ride.Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Taborn says that at no point was the transit system in jeopardy, although he wouldn't say when he learned about the...
Testimony continues in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of killing Chandra Levy in 2001.The woman who managed the apartment building where Guandique lived took the stand today to talk about the time she saw Guandique with cuts and scratches all over his face. Guandique told the woman that cuts and scratches were the result of a fight with his girlfriend.The...
Testimony continues in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of killing Chandra Levy in 2001.The woman who managed the apartment building where Guandique lived took the stand today to talk about the time she saw Guandique with cuts and scratches all over his face. Guandique told the woman that cuts and scratches were the result of a fight with his girlfriend.The...
Testimony continues in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of killing Chandra Levy in Rock Creek Park a decade ago.The second day of the trial began like the first, with a woman testifying in great detail how a peaceful jog through Rock Creek Park turned into a violent struggle with Guandique.Prosecutors are trying to establish a pattern of attacks by Guandiqu...
Testimony continues in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of killing Chandra Levy in Rock Creek Park a decade ago.The second day of the trial began like the first, with a woman testifying in great detail how a peaceful jog through Rock Creek Park turned into a violent struggle with Guandique.Prosecutors are trying to establish a pattern of attacks by Guandiqu...
Following today's arrest of Farooque Ahmed, a man from Northern Virginia accused of trying to help plot attacks on several Metro stations, the transit agency is trying to reassure commuters that the transit system is safe to ride.Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Taborn says that at no point was the transit system in jeopardy, although he wouldn't say when he learned about the...
Nearly a decade after Chandra Levy's body was discovered off a trail in Rock Creek Park, the trial of the man accused of killing the former intern is underway.With headphones covering his ears and a cream turtle-neck covering his neck tattoos, Ingmar Guandique sat stoically in court Monday as the prosecution called up, as one of its first witnesses, Hailey Shilling--a woman Gua...
Dr. Robert Levy took the stand this afternoon in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of killing Chandra Levy in Rock Creek Park a decade ago.With his wife Susan watching in court, Robert Levy testified how in the spring of 2001 he couldn't get in touch with his daughter.He called dozens of times until her voice mail filled up. He reached out to the police, and...
Dr. Robert Levy took the stand this afternoon in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, the man accused of killing Chandra Levy in Rock Creek Park a decade ago.With his wife Susan watching in court, Robert Levy testified how in the spring of 2001 he couldn't get in touch with his daughter.He called dozens of times until her voice mail filled up. He reached out to the police, and...
Nearly a decade after Chandra Levy's body was discovered off a trail in Rock Creek Park, the trial of the man accused of killing the former intern is underway.With headphones covering his ears and a cream turtle-neck covering his neck tattoos, Ingmar Guandique sat stoically in court Monday as the prosecution called up, as one of its first witnesses, Hailey Shilling--a woman Gua...
Nearly a decade after Chandra Levy's body was discovered off a trail in Rock Creek Park, the trial of the man accused of killing the former intern is underway.With headphones covering his ears and a cream turtle-neck covering his neck tattoos, Ingmar Guandique sat stoically in court Monday as the prosecution called up, as one of its first witnesses, Hailey Shilling--a woman Gua...