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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 debate over the amendment boiled down to this: Should the attorney general continue to be a position appointed by the mayor, therefore free from the burdens of campaigning and fundraising, or would making the AG more directly accountable to voters make the position more independent from the executive?More than 75 percent of voters signed off on the charter amendment. It wil...
More than 20 percent of the votes for the mayor's race were cast for write-in candidates. The board of elections is not going to say who was scratched in, but there was an energetic in the final weeks of the campaign to write in the current mayor, Adrian Fenty, who lost to Gray in the primary.And in Ward 3 in Northwest D.C., where Fenty received 80 percent of the vote in Septem...
Election officials in the District are not expecting a huge turnout today. The Democrats hold about a 10-to-1 edge in terms of registered voters over Republicans, so it's typically the primaries in September that determine the outcomes, not the general elections.In fact, the Republicans did not field a candidate against Democratic nominee Vincent Gray in the mayoral race. The m...
Election officials in the District are not expecting a huge turnout today. The Democrats hold about a 10-to-1 edge in terms of registered voters over Republicans, so it's typically the primaries in September that determine the outcomes, not the general elections.In fact, the Republicans did not field a candidate against Democratic nominee Vincent Gray in the mayoral race. The m...
Ingmar Guandique, a native of El Salvador, is on trial for the murder and attempted sexual assault of Chandra Levy nearly a decade ago. Former California Rep. Gary Condit testified today in the Levy murder trial.On the stand, Condit talked about his initial efforts to help the Levy family find Levy, including setting up a reward fund and how, once the media picked up the story ...
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...
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 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...