Chuck Goudie
Chuck Goudie's reputation for being one of Chicago's toughest investigative reporters spans more than 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.

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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Chuck's Stories
Crest Hill couple, 62 and 72, plead guilty in Jan. 6 US Capitol case
A southwest suburban couple admitted that they scaled a wall and squeezed through a broken window at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 rioting in Washington, DC.
Michigan school officials met with parents of alleged gunman over behavior concerns day of shooting
School officials met with Ethan Crumbley, the accused student gunman, and his parents the day before and the morning of the shooting. Police apparently were not notified.
Chicago activist Lawrence Ligas charged in Jan. 6 attack on US Capitol
The FBI says the 62-year-old Chicago man was seen taking a selfie while in the Capitol wearing a red "Make America Great Again" baseball cap.
Former IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich asks for another delay in federal suit due to 'work on other matters'
Blagojevich's federal court filing, which was already delayed once and had been due by the end of the day Tuesday.
'El Chapo' Guzman's wife Emma Coronel Aispuro sentenced to 3 years in US federal prison
A U.S. federal judge sentenced the wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to three years in prison.
'El Chapo' Guzman's wife set to be sentenced Tuesday; wife of 'El Mencho' under arrest in Mexico
The wives of Chicago's two most notorious drug kingpins are behind bars and both may hold the keys to Chicago's cartel kingdoms.
Kyle Rittenhouse, Ahmaud Arbery cases saw similar claims of self-defense, far different outcomes
It is a contrast of cases: Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and Kyle Rittenhouse in Wisconsin.
Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. a wanted sex offender in Nevada released twice by WI authorities
The I-Team has learned Darrell Brooks Jr. was released twice this year by Wisconsin authorities, despite the warrant for his arrest in Nevada.
Drug business booming while legitimate supply chains struggle, overdose data shows
Disturbing new data indicates drug cartels continue to ship illicit products with ease while other supply lines around the world struggle.
Waukesha Christmas Parade: Who is Darrell Brooks, charged with murder in crash
Darrell Brooks, Jr. is charged with murder for driving into the Waukesha Christmas parade, killing five people and injuring 48 more.