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.
In 2018 Goudie was inducted in the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences prestigious Chicago Silver Circle, honoring a select few who have devoted more than 25 years to the television industry.
Goudie has also received numerous Emmy awards from the Chicago TV Academy,
and is a recipient of a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuous Television News Reporting. He has received national and local reporting awards from the
Associated Press; 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 on 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 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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