Wendell Hutson

Reporter/Producer @DNAHutson whutson@dnainfo.com

Wendell Hutson is a reporter for DNAinfo Chicago covering the Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham communities on the South Side.

A Chicago native, Wendell is a 20-year veteran newspaper reporter who has worked in the Windy City his entire career. During his tenure he has won numerous awards including the 2009, 2010 and 2011 A. Philip Randolph “Messenger” award sponsored by the National Newspapers Publishers Association.

Previously, Wendell worked as a senior contributing writer for the Chicago Crusader, a 71-year-old community newspaper where he covered education, health, business and politics. Other newspapers he worked for include the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Real Estate Journal, Chicago Defender, and Pensions & Investments.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago, and since age 10 he has always wanted to be a journalist, especially since English was his favorite subject.

Wendell lives on the South Side with his wife and two sons.

Fun Fact: When he was younger, Wendell filled a out a Playboy subscription order form but had the bill sent to Oprah Winfrey's studio at 190 N. State. He later received the magazine and a card stating, "Enjoy!" with her signature "O" written underneath it.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

October 21, 2014

Applications for Public Housing and Vouchers Accepted at St. Sabina

The ARK of St. Sabina is one of 21 locations low-income residents can go to apply for public housing.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

October 21, 2014

Families Invited to Alternative Halloween Party in Englewood

The nonprofit I Grow Chicago will be giving away children's coats at its outdoor party.

Beverly & Mt. Greenwood »

October 21, 2014

Medgar Evers Elementary Teachers Will Undergo Sensitivity Training

Some parents allege that a fourth-grade teacher made racist remarks to their children during recess.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

October 20, 2014

Groundbreaking Set for New Ambulatory Care Center In Englewood

St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center, the only hospital in Englewood, is building the new center.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

October 20, 2014

Hamilton Park Seeking Advisory Council Members

The Resident Association of Greater Englewood is assisting with recruitment of new members.  

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

October 20, 2014

Center Scraps Plan to Put Ex-Offenders Through Drug Rehab Near School

Southwood Interventions in Englewood had planned to house 72 of them near Henderson Elementary School.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

October 20, 2014

City Treasurer Stephanie Neely Resigns to Accept Private Sector Job

The city treasurer will begin her new job in the financial services industry on Dec. 1.    

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

October 20, 2014

Vets Praise New Home: 'My Family Has a Place to Lay Their Heads at Night'

The new housing complex for veterans in Englewood also has tutoring for children and family counseling.