Chuck Goudie
Chuck Goudie's reputation for being one of Chicago's toughest investigative reporters spans nearly four decades. He has been the chief investigative reporter for ABC 7 Eyewitness News since 1990, regularly breaking important news stories. He joined ABC 7 as a general assignment news reporter in 1980.

Goudie's compelling and hard-hitting investigative reporting not only wins major awards but gets results. For example, it was Goudie who first exposed the "Licenses-for-Bribes" investigation, revealing Illinois commercial drivers' licenses being sold to hundreds of unqualified truckers. His groundbreaking investigation prompted the FBI to go undercover, leading to dozens of federal corruption convictions all the way up to former Governor George Ryan.

His six-month investigation documenting misconduct, accidents and negligence by top members of the Illinois State Police unit that guarded then-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, resulted in the governor ordering a thorough state police overhaul.

His investigation of sexual abuse allegations against the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin resulted in the cardinal's accuser withdrawing charges. Other major investigations have shut down illegal businesses and shady charities, changed or created laws and resulted in criminal charges and incarceration.

Goudie has won many of broadcasting's top honors, including a National Emmy Award for exposing how government agencies and chemical companies were unprotected against a deadly terrorist attack.

Goudie is recipient of a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuous Television News Reporting. He has also received numerous reporting awards from the Associated Press; many Emmy awards from the Chicago Television Academy; Peter Lisagor awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and Herman Kogan awards from the Chicago Bar Association.

Goudie has investigated and reported news stories from four continents; from New York's "Ground Zero"; war zones in the Middle East, the Arabian Sea and the Balkans; and from behind the walls of the Vatican.

Previously, Goudie served at WSOC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was a main sports anchor (1978-80) and general assignment reporter (1977-78). He gained early television experience at the age of 12, when he won a regular role on two weekly children's shows on WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan. (1968-72).

A member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Goudie is a regular speaker at the organization's international conference. He has been named Chicago/Midwest Father of the Year by the Father of the Year Council.

Born in suburban Detroit, Michigan, Goudie holds a B.A. degree in Telecommunications and Political Science from Michigan State University. He is married to Teri Goudie, a former ABC news producer and now an international media adviser and crisis consultant. They have five children and five grandchildren.

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Chuck's Stories
Chicago police officers under investigation in Brickyard Mall incident; women describe being pulled from car and thrown to ground
A family involved in a violent arrest by Chicago police officers in the Brickyard Mall on the city's Northwest Side is speaking out about the incident which was captured on video.
Chicago police officers under investigation in Brickyard Mall incident after video shows 2 women thrown to ground
Video shows Chicago police officers pulling two women from their car and throwing them to the pavement at the Brickyard Mall parking lot
1,500 rioters arrested in Chicago; most not facing serious charges
Nearly 80 percent of those arrested in Chicago riots last weekend were charged with disorderly conduct, according to police department numbers provided to the ABC7 I-Team on Tuesday.
Chicago police grapple with near-overwhelming unrest as Gov.Pritzker calls up more National Guard
Chicago police have been grappling with an overwhelming number of 911 calls amid the waves of unrest roiling Chicago over the weekend and into the week.
Chicago's George Floyd protests carry on for 3rd straight day; Lightfoot claims looting coordinated
Tensions ran high as protests and looting continued throughout the Chicago area Sunday.
Internal CTA report gives poor marks for train cleaning as city prepares to move to Phase 3 reopening
A Chicago Transit Authority report obtained by the ABC7 I-Team paints a dismal picture of cleanliness on city train lines as the agency prepares for an increase in passengers when the state moves to Phase 3 of the reopening process.
Chicago coronavirus: Remdesivir drug trial patient describes recovery from COVID-19
As Illinois receives another, bigger shipment of antiviral drug Remdesivir, a Chicago coronavirus survivor describes her terrifying fight with COVID-19 and her recovery after she received a dose.
Illinois coronavirus: Cook County Board president scuttles plan to notify first responders of COVID-19 case addresses
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle vetoed a resolution that would have provided all first responders with the addresses of coronavirus patients.
Cook Co. Board resolution instructs county health officials to give COVID-19 patient addresses to first responders
The Cook County Board has approved a resolution that directs the county health department to provide the addresses of COVID-19 patients to first responders.
El Chapo envoy in Chicago, Margarito Flores, plays COVID card to get out of jail
A once-trusted Chicago henchman for notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is asking to be released from federal prison because of the continuing threat from COVID-19.