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
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    Hilarious Cubs player observations from 3 Chicago comedians in LA

    WGN’s Patrick Elwood met some interesting Cubs fans in Los Angeles. Hear what they have to say about their favorite Cubs players. More info:

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    California family divided between Cubs and Dodgers

    SEAL CITY, Calif. — This family in California is truly a house divided. Dad Danny is a Cubs fan from Chicago while mom Amber and her two older boys, Myles and Cole, are Dodgers fans. Baby Brynn is caught somewhere in the middle. “Whoever wins the series gets to decorate the house ’cause right now flags or anything of that nature is not allowed to be put up,” Danny said. Oh by the way, Danny is WGN reporter Patrick Elwood’s nephew […]

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    Comedian Tom Dreesen among Cubs fans rooting for team in LA

    Cubs fans were in full force at the Game 4 of the National League Championship Series in Los Angeles, including a couple of famous ones! Patrick Elwood reports.

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    Arrieta vs Hill as NLCS shifts to Los Angeles for Game 3 Tuesday night

    LOS ANGELES  — Back in spring training, Joe Maddon cornered Jake Arrieta for a frank conversation about his workload during the upcoming season. Maddon knew Arrieta would be upset any time he got lifted early, especially after tossing 229 innings for the Chicago Cubs on his way to winning the NL Cy Young Award in 2015. Maddon knew Arrieta might just feel invincible after shouldering the burden of huge innings while compiling a 1.77 ERA. He didn’t want the right-hander […]

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    Cubs nation lying in wait in L.A.

    LOS ANGELES — The Chicago Cubs are 2,000 miles away getting ready for tomorrow’s showdown against the Dodgers. The team is in Los Angeles for Game 3 of the National League Championships Series. WGN’s Patrick Elwood visited the Tinhorn Flats in Burbank, a Chicago restaurant and bar in southern California. Meanwhile, WGN’s Mark Suppelsa got a look at Dodger Stadium.  

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    Blog: Cubs win Game 1 of NLCS

    CHICAGO — The Cubs welcomed the Dodgers to Chicago Saturday night for Game 1 of the  National League Championship Series. The Cubs won 8-4. Below is a recap of the game’s action and reaction.  

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    Cubs fans from across the country converge on Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — Game time is just around the corner, and the pregame festivities are well underway, for Cubs fans who have gathered here outside Wrigley Field. As they take in the sights and sounds around the ballpark after that Game 4 win against the Giants, Cubs fans more than ever are buying into the belief that their team is destined for glory. To borrow a line from the Blackhawks: baseball in October — one city, one goal…bring on those Dodgers! […]

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    2 women shot on South Side

    CHICAGO –Two women wounded in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side this afternoon. Police say the women were in a car near 67th and Racine in the city’s Englewood neighborhood around 2:45 p.m. The victims drove to a police station in the 1400 block of West 63rd. The women, one 25-year-old the other 32-years-old, were taken to the hospital.  They are both listed in stable condition. This is a developing story.  Check back for details.

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    Man with link to Chicago-area killed in plane crash that may have been intentional

    EAST HARTFORD, Conn. —A U.S. official familiar with the investigation into a Connecticut plane crash that killed one person says it appears to have been a case of suicide, not terrorism. The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity. Flight instructor Arian Prevalla survived the East Hartford crash Tuesday. Student pilot Feras Freitekh died. Freitekh’s father had no home and lived in the business space in Alsip. The official […]

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    ‘Monster’ Hurricane Matthew advances toward Florida’s east coast

    Hurricane Matthew continued its powerful advance toward Florida’s east coast Thursday night as the storm’s outer bands hammered the state with wicked winds and increasingly heavy rain. If the storm’s wrath isn’t enough on its own, the possibility of up to 11 feet of storm surge could leave hundreds of thousands of homes inundated with water and without power. “We are already starting to see the impacts (from Hurricane Matthew), and it’s a monster,” Gov. Rick Scott said at an […]