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 »

August 30, 2014

South Side Business Owner Lends Jackie Robinson West a Helping Hand

Leak & Sons Funeral Homes will help the family of a player that lost its home this summer.

Pullman & Roseland »

August 30, 2014

Two Legendary Coaches to Be Honored at Halftime of Robeson-Julian Game

J.W. Smith and Roy Curry will be honored at Sunday's 10th annual Friendship Bowl.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

August 29, 2014

Currency Exchange Foundation Will Surprise Needy Students With Supplies

Every student at two South Side elementary schools will receive free school supplies on Tuesday.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

August 28, 2014

Trolley Tour Will Highlight Prominent Auburn Gresham Sites

Two nonprofits are hoping a free trolley tour through Auburn Gresham will attract potential homebuyers.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

August 28, 2014

Ald. Roderick Sawyer to Host Re-Election Campaign Celebration

The community gathering outside his ward office in Chatham will feature barbecue and music.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

August 28, 2014

Englewood in the 1950s Fondly Recalled in New Book

Elaine Hegwood Bowen grew up in Englewood, and she writes about the good old days in her book.

Chicago »

August 27, 2014

Social Media Boot Camp Offered to Business Owners, Entrepreneurs

Social media training will be available at City Hall every Friday during the month of September.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

August 27, 2014

Earle STEM Elementary School Still Without a Principal

School, on academic probation 11 years, has had two principal changes in less than a year.