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.

Pullman & Roseland »

September 22, 2014

McDonald's Block Party Well Received By West Pullman Residents

More than 200 people attended the annual block party by the Black McDonald's Operators Association.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

September 22, 2014

Garden at Miles Davis Magnet a Good Model for Other Schools, Rahm Says

Students eat vegetables from the school garden at least twice a week for lunch.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

September 19, 2014

Hamilton Park To Host Annual Englewood Jazz Festival

Carol Adams, Robert Shy and Ari Brown will receive the Spirit of Jazz Award.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

September 19, 2014

Whole Kids Foundation To Recognize Englewood School Gardens

Whole Foods Market co-CEO Walter Robb and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are expected to attend the Friday event.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

September 19, 2014

Karen Lewis to Speak at Community Forum Hosted by Greater Chatham Alliance

The nonprofit organization plans to host a aldermanic forum in January for Chatham residents.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

September 19, 2014

Parents, Caregivers To Be Honored For Their Family Commitment

The Gary Comer Youth Center will host its second annual Parent and Caregivers’ Breakfast program.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

September 18, 2014

Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah to Coach at Peace Basketball Tournament

Jabari Parker and Will Bynum also are expected to attend the event at St. Sabina Church.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

September 18, 2014

Businessman Wants to Build 92 Apartments for Veterans on S. Side

Herbert Hedgeman's building would feature one- and two-bedroom units and onsite parking.