Chuck Goudie Biography
Chuck Goudie is a veteran American television journalist and newscaster based in Chicago, born in Detroit, Michigan. He is best known as a chief investigative correspondent for WLS-TV in Chicago since 1990. Goudie has been working with ABC7 since the early 1980s where he joined ABC 7 as a general assignment news reporter in 1980. Previously, Goudie served at WSOC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., where he was the 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, Mich. (1968-72).
Chuck Goudie Age
Chuck Goudie a sprightly veteran American broadcast journalist and newscaster was born on January 17, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan. He is 63 years old.
Chuck Goudie Family
Chuck is a native of Detroit, Michigan. Being quite secretive about his personal life, the news reporter has until now revealed no information regarding his parents, siblings and early childhood.
Chuck Goudie Wife
Goudie is married to Teri Goudie, a former ABC producer who now leads a media consulting and corporate crisis training company. The two got married in 1982 and have five children. Even after becoming parents to five children and grandparent to two, they still seem to be madly in love with each other. the couple seemingly was genuine and sincere to each other and that’s what made their relationship so strong.
Chuck Goudie Children
Chuck Goudie and Teri Goude have five children and two grandchildren. One of his offspring, Brittany Goudie has followed Chuck footsteps by working on The Oprah Winfrey Show at the beginning of a broadcasting career, she also manages music at Nashville-based Starstruck Entertainment, and now as a producer of SiriusXM The Highway morning show with Storme Warren.
Chuck Goudie Education
Born in suburban Detroit, Michigan, Goudie holds a B.A. degree in Telecommunications and Political Science from Michigan State University.
Chuck Goudie Career
Chuck Goudie is an American television journalist based in Chicago. He has been the chief investigative correspondent of ABC-TV owned WLS-TV, in Chicago since 1990. He worked with ABC7 since April 1980. Goudie is a frequent provider of news stories and investigations via a public Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ChuckGoudieABC7ITeam and a Twitter page at https://twitter.com/ChuckGoudieABC7.
Goudie has reported stories from around the world and was the first Chicago reporter on the air from New York’s “Ground Zero” following the 9/11 attack. In 1998, Goudie and his team broke the “Licenses-for-Bribes” investigation which revealed that Illinois commercial drivers’ licenses were being sold to hundreds of unqualified truckers. The TV investigation motivated the FBI to send agents undercover in Illinois Secretary of State facilities and led to dozens of federal corruption indictments. The Justice Department’s “Operation: Safe Roads” led all the way to former Governor George Ryan.
The 2004 “Changing of the Guard” investigation documented misconduct, accidents, and negligence by top members of the Illinois State Police unit that guarded Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. It resulted in the governor ordering a thorough state police overhaul. In 1993, Goudie’s investigation of sexual abuse allegations against the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin resulted in the cardinal’s accuser withdrawing charges. Goudie is a regular speaker at their international conference. He has been named Chicago/Midwest Father of the Year by the Father of the Year Council. Before assigned the position of a chief investigative reporter on ABC 7 Eyewitness News in 1990, Chuck was a general assignment news reporter to the network for 10 long years.
Chuck Goudie Net Worth | Chuck Goudie Salary
An Emmy Award-winning television newscaster, Chuck estimated net worth counts in millions, though the precise amount has not been revealed yet. Although apart from the lucrative amount of deal, Chuck also owns a lavish home in Hinsdale that he listed on the market for a whopping $4.2 million.
Chuck Goudie Major Awards
- Goudie has received a National Emmy Award for Investigative Reporting. Goudie’s series “Worst Case Scenario” exposed how government agencies and chemical companies were unprotected against an attack.
- The national “Edward R. Murrow Award” from the Radio-Television News Directors Association, for continuing coverage a nationwide murder spree.
- Numerous Associated Press journalism awards including a national AP award for enterprise reporting.
Chuck Goudie Hinsdale Il
The award-winning reporter and his wife, a media consultant, and crisis management trainer, placed their six-bedroom, 6,204-square-foot, French chateau-style house in Hinsdale on the market for $4.2 million.