Patrick Elwood

Patrick Elwood is a general assignment reporter for WGN News. He joined WGN-TV in 2013.

Prior to joining WGN-TV, Patrick has worked for major TV and radio stations in Houston, Corpus Christi, Oklahoma City and Milwaukee before returning to his hometown of Chicago.

Some of his career highlights include the coverage of the White Sox World Series, two Blackhawks Championships, the Bears Super Bowl and the Oklahoma City Bombing, for which he earned a Peabody Award.

Patrick earned his degree at the University of Texas at Austin and lives in Chicago with his wife Katie, where they have raised four children.

His credits his biggest accomplishment as the work he’s done with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, in which he, along with thousands of Chicago school kids, has raised over $12 million for pediatric cancer research.


Recent Articles
  • Police release photo of suspect in Red Line beating, robbery

    CHICAGO — Two months after he was beaten into a coma, a 70-year-old man is now able to tell police what happened to him. Police said on Saturday, August 7, at about 2:30 a.m., the man was found unresponsive and unable to talk to first responders at the Sheridan Red Line stop. He was hospitalized and has been recovering since then. On October 12, he was able to say that he was robbed and beaten. Investigators were able to match […]

  • Cubs lose Game 3, on verge of being swept in NLCS

    CHICAGO  —The Los Angeles Dodgers stayed perfect in this postseason by earning a relatively easy win at Wrigley Field. Chris Taylor went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and an RBI triple as the Dodgers whipped the Cubs, 6-1. Taylor’s blast snapped a 1-1 tie in the top of the third, one inning after Andre Ethier (EE’-thee-ur) went deep to tie it. Winning pitcher Yu Darvish blanked the Cubs following Kyle Schwarber’s first-inning homer. Darvish was reached for just five other […]

  • Cubs fans warned about ticket scams ahead of Game 3

    CHICAGO — Cubs fans remain hopeful that the team can turn things around. They are back at home and there’s hope that they’re going to win. Fans say their team may be down but they’re not out. The walk-off homer by the Dodger’s Justin Turner brings the good guys back to their home field down two games to none. Game 3 is Tuesday and there are tickets available but it’s buyer beware according to Steve Bernas of  the Better Business […]

  • Cubs win wild Game 5, advanced to NLCS

    WASHINGTON — Addison Russell drove in four runs, Wade Davis earned a seven-out save, and the Chicago Cubs reached their third NL Championship Series in a row by edging the Washington Nationals 9-8 in a thriller of a Game 5. The defending World Series champion Cubs trailed 4-1 before scoring four runs in the fifth inning off two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer. They then led 9-6 and held on, with the help of Davis’ longest appearance since 2012 […]

  • Cubs-Nats Game 4 postponed until Wednesday

    CHICAGO –  Game 4 of the NL Division Series was postponed by rain on Tuesday, giving Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta another day to rest his troublesome right hamstring and putting ace Stephen Strasburg in play for the Washington Nationals. The Cubs and Nationals took batting practice and the grounds crew got the field ready before bringing out the tarp. The rain started to fall about a half-hour after the game was supposed to start at Wrigley Field. With more showers […]

  • Tight security in Chicago for Cubs, Bears and Columbus Day Parade

    CHICAGO — Monday is a big day for security officials in Chicago, because the city has three popular events on its schedule. The Cubs hosted the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the National League divisional playoffs. A pair of home wins Monday and Tuesday would send the Cubs to the NL championship series. Monday’s game started at 3:08 p.m. and Tuesday’s starts at 4:30 p.m. For both games, Mike Ditka will give the ceremonial command, “Play Ball!” Bill Murray […]

  • Mayor says security ready for Sunday’s marathon

    CHICAGO — This year marks the 40th Chicago marathon with 40,000 runners expected to participate and 1 million watch along the 26.2 mile route. In terms of race security amid the backdrop of what happened in Las Vegas and in Boston several years ago, Mayor Emanuel says they are as ready as they can be. While they won’t go into specifics Mayor Emanuel and race officials say security along the race and at hotels along the route is as good as […]

  • Woman killed after Metra train hits vehicle near Jefferson Park

    CHICAGO – A woman was killed this afternoon after the car she was in was struck by a Metra train. The 25-year-old female driver went around the gates at the 5700 North Nagle crossing that borders the Rosedale Park and  Norwood Park neighborhoods. Metra and fire department officials say the driver died at the scene. Service in both directions was stopped for a couple hours as crash reconstruction investigators worked the scene.

  • Some survivors watched their loved ones die in the Las Vegas massacre

    LAS VEGAS — Tony Burditus never got a chance to say good-bye to his high school sweetheart. The couple, from West Virginia, had gone to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway — and to attend the Route 91 Harvest music festival. They’d dined out and swum in a gleaming hotel pool, documenting their adventures on social media. Just before the concert Sunday night, Denise Burditus grinned as she leaned in for a selfie with her husband of 32 years. It […]

  • Report finds Chicago police overtime abuse

    CHICAGO — A new inspector general report blasted the Chicago Police Department for loosely monitoring officer overtime. Millions of dollars were lost to mismanagement and abuse. The audit was conducted from January of 2014 to mid 2016 which found millions of dollars in wasteful spending, culture of abuse of the overtime system, insufficient safeguards for officer health, wellness and performance. The CPD still uses an antiquated paper system that in turn relies on 61 time keepers. Upgrading to a full electronic […]