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 »

April 23, 2014

DUI Strike Force To Patrol In Englewood This Weekend

Chicago Police will be stopping motorists in Englewood to make sure they are not intoxicated.  

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

April 23, 2014

Community to Discuss Future of Closed CPS Schools in Englewood

The Resident Association of Greater Englewood on Friday will discuss uses for shuttered schools.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

April 23, 2014

Six Flags Great America Tickets to Benefit Teamwork Englewood

For every ticket bought online to attend Six Flags May 17-18, Teamwork Englewood could receive $5.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

April 22, 2014

Father Pfleger Offers $5,000 Reward to Turn In Gun Runners

Mayor Emanuel and parents of children killed in gun violence joined Pfleger at an anti-violence rally.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

April 22, 2014

Ald. Foulkes to Challenge Ald. Thompson for Englewood's 16th Ward

The two incumbents will square off after Foulkes' 15th Ward was redrawn.

South Chicago & East Side »

April 18, 2014

Anti-Violence March and Prayer Service Set for Saturday in South Chicago

County Commissioner Stanley Moore and Ald. John Pope will speak at the anti-violence prayer service.

Bronzeville & Washington Park »

April 18, 2014

New Jobs Website Created For Low-Income Residents Only

The Chicago Housing Authority was required by a federal mandate to create a new jobs website.  

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

April 17, 2014

Salaam Restaurant's Fate Remains Uncertain

Residents said the Nation of Islam-run eatery has been closed for two months.