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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

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...
D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles wants information and documents on Team Thomas, a non-profit that Councilmember Harry Thomas started in 2000 to support youth sports.According to a letter delivered to Thomas, the non-profit is not registered with the IRS or in good standing with the city government. The investigation appears to focus on Thomas' efforts to raise money for the...
D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles wants information and documents on Team Thomas, a non-profit that Councilmember Harry Thomas started in 2000 to support youth sports.According to a letter delivered to Thomas, the non-profit is not registered with the IRS or in good standing with the city government. The investigation appears to focus on Thomas' efforts to raise money for the...
More than 40 jurors have qualified to serve on the Chandra Levy murder trial.D.C. reporter Ingmar Guandique is charged with the kidnapping and murder of Levy.Her 2001 disappearance made headlines when she was romantically linked to then-Congressmember Gary Condit, a California Democrat. Condit was a suspect, but police no longer believe he had anything to do with Levy's ...
More than 40 jurors have qualified to serve on the Chandra Levy murder trial.D.C. reporter Ingmar Guandique is charged with the kidnapping and murder of Levy.Her 2001 disappearance made headlines when she was romantically linked to then-Congressmember Gary Condit, a California Democrat. Condit was a suspect, but police no longer believe he had anything to do with Levy's ...
More than 40 jurors have qualified to serve on the Chandra Levy murder trial.D.C. reporter Ingmar Guandique is charged with the kidnapping and murder of Levy.Her 2001 disappearance made headlines when she was romantically linked to then-Congressmember Gary Condit, a California Democrat. Condit was a suspect, but police no longer believe he had anything to do with Levy's ...
Fire Chief Dennis Rubin made the announcement in a mass email updating his contact information.In the email, Rubin writes he will step down on Jan. 2 when "the new administration takes over." He adds that he plans to provide consultant services until he finds a position that is "a good fit."Rubin became the fire chief in 2007.D.C. Fire spokesman Pete Piringer says...
Fire Chief Dennis Rubin made the announcement in a mass email updating his contact information.In the email, Rubin writes he will step down on Jan. 2 when "the new administration takes over." He adds that he plans to provide consultant services until he finds a position that is "a good fit."Rubin became the fire chief in 2007.D.C. Fire spokesman Pete Piringer says...
Fire Chief Dennis Rubin made the announcement in a mass email updating his contact information.In the email, Rubin writes he will step down on Jan. 2 when "the new administration takes over." He adds that he plans to provide consultant services until he finds a position that is "a good fit."Rubin became the fire chief in 2007.D.C. Fire spokesman Pete Piringer says...
The D.C. sanitation worker who was killed on the job last week will be laid to rest today.At 51 years old, Larry Hutchins was shot at work while preparing to head out on a garbage truck and make the rounds.Police are still looking for the gunman, and there are now questions as to why calls to beef up security at the facility were not followed.Six months before the...
Police continue to look for links between the shooting at the Pentagon and one three days earlier at the Marine Corps heritage museum in Prince William County, Va.The shootings share a number of similarities. They took place at military-themed facilities, the shots were fired before dawn and the two buildings are only 30 miles apart.Tomorrow morning, Prince William Count...
The D.C. sanitation worker who was killed on the job last week will be laid to rest today.At 51 years old, Larry Hutchins was shot at work while preparing to head out on a garbage truck and make the rounds.Police are still looking for the gunman, and there are now questions as to why calls to beef up security at the facility were not followed.Six months before the...
For nearly an hour Tuesday, a contentious debate took hold in the D.C. Council: How do you strike the right balance when dealing with young offenders?On one hand, it is a hallmark of juvenile justice to keep a young person's criminal record private so he or she isn't stigmatized for life.But on the other hand, there is, as Councilmember Muriel Bowser put it, the public's...
D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray says he wants private donors to help cover the transition costs if he's elected mayor in November.The plan was approved today by the council, but the details are sketchy.In the past, the city paid for the entire transition. Last time, for example, the city spent about $250,000 on the transition.Gray says letting private donors he...
Three and a half years after a fire ripped through D.C.'s Georgetown Library, destroying thousands of books and damaging irreplaceable artifacts, the historic library is opening its doors once again.Neighbors in Georgetown say the library was more than just a place to check out books. There were the story times, the tea parties, and there was the Peabody Collection: a treasure ...
After three and half a years and nearly $20 million in renovations, the historic Georgetown Library has reopened. In 2007, a massive fire broke out, destroying the library’s entire circulating collection of 45,000 books. They have all been replaced.The library's "Peabody Collection," an archive of important local documents and artifacts like a copy of the Declaration of Indep...
A man in Montgomery County, Md., has died after police used a taser and pepper spray to subdue him.Police say they do not know if 65-year-old Kareem Ali of White Oak died as a result of the confrontation with police or if he had a pre-existing medical condition.Two Montgomery County police officers involved in the altercation are now on administrative leave.It hap...