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
DHS issues rare alert for 'heightened threat' of domestic terror attack after Capitol riot
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Militiaman admits role in plot to kidnap Michigan governor, public hangings and rocket attack
A 25-year-old Michigan man has pleaded guilty to federal kidnapping conspiracy and admitted that the target of the abduction scheme was the state's governor.
Inmates getting COVID-19 vaccine while millions struggle to get appointment for shot
One group of Americans is having no difficulty getting the COVID-19 vaccine: federal prison inmates. In Illinois, state and county prisoners won't be far behind.
Chicago Heights man held without bond after allegedly threatening to 'kill' Democrats, prevent Biden inauguration
Federal authorities say the voicemail contains explicit threats to kill Democrats including President Biden, Vice President Harris and others at the White House, allegedly made by a Chicago Heights man.
US Capitol riot: How extremist groups mobilized with some pro-Trump supporters to incite violence
Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss explains how several extremist groups mobilized on January 6th with some pro-Trump supporters to incite violence at the Capitol.
Security on high alert in Washington DC in days before presidential inauguration
The defensive strategy in Washington D.C. features multiple fence lines, perimeters and buffer zones with thousands of National Guard members from Illinois and other states.
Illinois gears up against possible attacks ahead of Inauguration Day
At the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, board-up crews installed plywood over the windows to protect against possible attackers.
IL National Guard sent to DC as warnings prompt enhanced security throughout country ahead of Inauguration Day
Illinois National Guard members departed from Peoria Thursday to play a role in the unprecedented security perimeter being placed around the Capitol Mall.
Chicago man was inside Pelosi's office, feds say; Jefferson Park home raided
A Chicago man is charged with unlawfully entering the U.S. Capitol after federal prosecutors say he admitted entering House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office a week ago.
Illinois congressman calls US Capitol attack an FBI intelligence failure
Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi told the ABC7 I-Team that what happened at the U.S. Capitol was the result of an FBI intelligence failure.