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
Convicted ISIS supporter tells Chicago judge he's 'just a normal guy'
A north suburban man, who was once pictured holding the ISIS flag at a popular state park and who fantasized about seeing the terrorist flag on display at the White House, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison for terrorism-related offenses.
Supply chain challenges due to COVID-19 pandemic force local company to get creative
Call it the "Pandemic Rewiring" at a northwest suburban small business the I-Team first reported on last November.
Chicago mob bookmaker headed back to federal prison; claims it's a death sentence
A federal judge describes Paloian having made a "bargain with the devil" after his previous convictions.
Illinois Election Board chief on leave after reported extortion attempt
The ABC7 I-Team is looking into the alleged extortion of Illinois' top election official. He's been put on leave under mysterious circumstances.
George Floyd death, Chauvin trial raises questions about Chicago police use of force policies
In light of what happened to Geroge Floyd, the ABC7 I-Team looked into Chicago police use of force and questions about policies and procedures.
Fake CDC COVID vaccine cards becoming hot commodity on dark web
Top law enforcement officials want a crackdown on fake vaccination cards that have become a hot commodity.
Feds say huge arsenal ready in plot to kidnap, kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
A militia force charged with plotting to attack Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was armed to the teeth, according to new records obtained Wednesday by the ABC7 I-Team.
Chicago doctor who treated COVID at Wuhan, China epicenter reflects on 1st year of pandemic
For most in the medical field, the past year has been an ordeal like no other, and for one Chicago doctor it began with a journey to Wuhan, China in 2020.
More women being lured in to extremist groups like QAnon during pandemic, educators say
COVID-19 created a year of uncertainty, fear and change. According to investigators who study fringe groups, a growing number of women are being drawn in to various extremist groups such as QAnon.
Feds preparing charges against more people in January Capitol attack
The Justice Department has charged more than 300 people in the extremist takeover of the Capitol, but not all of the cases have been unsealed and made public.